Angry Japanese Protest Israeli Military Trade Show in Kawasaki

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Japanese activists protested outside a trade show sponsored by Israeli defense and security technology companies this week in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.

The show branded itself around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the anticipated need for higher security at the games. However, around 200 protestors disapproved of strengthening military ties with Israel, a country they see as violating human rights and by committing genocide against and testing its milita...

China Committed to Both Stronger Military and Relationship with Japan: Envoy

Friday, July 27, 2018

Ambassador Cheng Yonghua

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) The Chinese ambassador to Japan, Cheng Yonghua, emphasized the importance of robust China-Japan relations, but also a stronger Chinese military, at a reception honoring the anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Tokyo on July 26.

“China and Japan are crucial neighbors,” said Cheng, who noted that last year marked the 45th anniversary of the normalization of Chinese-Japanese relations. He added that it was in the interest of both countries’ peop...

US, Japanese, Indian Maritime Forces Conduct Exercise to Counter Mines

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tokyo - (PanOrient News)The mine-clearing units of the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces, together with the Indian Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal units, conducted a mine countermeasure exercise on July 18 near Ominato in northern Japan.

The 2JA mine countermeasure exercise takes place annually and is designed to increase proficiencies in mine-related naval operations among regional allies and partners.

Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of the Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, sa...