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As Biden visits Asia, China launches South China Sea drills

BEIJING (AP) — China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with U.S. President Joe Biden’s visits to South Korea and Japan that are largely focused on countering the...

Japan warns of increasing Chinese naval activity east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s dispatching of its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the waters east of Taiwan is not only meant to establish a military presence in the area but also is a ...

Britain shows off Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to anxious Japan

TOKYO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Britain showed off its HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to Japan's defence chief on Monday at a naval base near Tokyo, marking the start of a permanent military prese...

Tokyo Olympics: A month to go, protesters intent on postponing games

Atsuko Nagayama is so angry that she is physically shaking. Standing with around 250 protesters in front of the headquarters of the Tokyo metropolitan government, she is holding a simple homemade plac...

US navy guided missile destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States' guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin sailed through the Taiwan Strait Saturday (Dec. 19) morning in the 12th such passage this year. Chinese milit...

Transit through Taiwan Strait vital to free Indo-Pacific: US Navy commander

The commanding officer of the USS Barry, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, reiterated Sunday (Nov. 22) that its transit through the Taiwan Strait and presence in the South China Sea is ...

US guided missile destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The guided missile destroyer USS Barry sailed through the Taiwan Strait to emphasize the right to free navigation in the Indo-Pacific region, the United States 7th fleet s...

How Japan's mask culture may have saved lives during coronavirus

While citizens of other countries around the world struggling with the coronavirus pandemic have railed against face masks as unnecessary, ineffective or an infringement of their civil liberties, Japa...

Japanese warship heads to Middle East to protect tankers

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese warship departed Sunday for the Middle East to ensure the safety of the country's oil tankers in waters where tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high. Th...

Eager to leave scandal, Nissan shows off smooth-driving tech

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — An electric car with smooth four-wheel drive and a virtual friend for the coming age of automated driving are among the technology in development from Nissan. ...

US Navy guided missile cruiser sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the day Taiwan announced diplomatic relations with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati were ending, a United States Navy guided missile cruiser sailed through the Tai...

Trump's feud with McCain continues, ship kept out of view

President Donald Trump and his acting defense secretary distanced themselves from an order to keep a warship rededicated in honor of the late Sen. John McCain, a frequent critic of Trump , out of sigh...

AP sources: White House wanted McCain ship away from Trump

The White House wanted the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of President Donald Trump's view during his trip to Japan, three U.S. officials said. A...

The Latest: Trump visits Japanese troops aboard destroyer

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 10:55 a.m. President Donald Trump landed aboard a Japanese destroyer south of ...

Trump ending Japan trip after Memorial Day speech to troops

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan Tuesday after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces. Trump will land aboard ...