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Barack Obama to protect Japan with american atomic shield

14 Feb

indexBarack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday, U.S. commitment to protect Japan including U.S. nuclear shieldafter North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, during a telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister, according to AFP.

Obama and Shinzo Abe, expected to visit Washington late this month, spoked about the North Korean nuclear test and the appropriate response for the violation of international obligations by North Korea,” White house said in a statement. Continue reading


Tensions Rise Between China and Japan

8 Feb

China Japan disputed islands

China and Japan engaged on Friday in a fresh round of invective over military movements near a disputed group of uninhabited islands, fuelling tension that for months has bedeviled relations between the Asian powers.

An increasingly muscular China has been repeatedly at odds with others in the region over rival claims to small clusters of islands, most recently with fellow economic giant Japan which accused a Chinese navy vessel of locking radar normally used to aim weapons on a Japanese naval ship in the East China Sea. Continue reading

Clinton assures Japan on islands, invites Abe to U.S. in February

19 Jan

United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) gestures during a joint news conference with Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after their meeting at the State Department in Washington on Jan 18, 2013. Mrs Clinton assured Japan on Friday of US support in Tokyo’s dispute with Beijing over a string of islands. — PHOTO: REUTERS Continue reading

Japan PM adviser urges unlimited BOJ easing, higher price goal

27 Dec

japanTOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan should buy more long-dated government bonds and a wider variety of risk asset types, including foreign bonds, to achieve 2 to 3 percent inflation, Koichi Hamada, a special economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said on Thursday.
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Japan Answers Chinese Plane With Fighter Jets

13 Dec

Japan F-15An airplane belonging to China’s state oceanic administration flies past about 15 km (9 miles) south of one of the disputed islets, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea, in this handout released by 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters-Japan Coast Guard December 13, 2012. Japan protested to China on Thursday after a Chinese government plane entered what Japan considers its airspace over disputed islets in the East China Sea, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said. The incident prompted Japan’s military to scramble eight F-15 fighter jets, the Defence Ministry said. Japanese officials later said the Chinese aircraft had left the area.

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