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 ...

Japan using emperor, first lady's birthday to court Trump

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduling a rushed visit to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump and celebrate first lady Melania Trump's birthday, and then is inviting h...

Watch out Rim of the Pacific, a Rim of China may be on the horizon

YOKOSUKA (East Asia Forum) --The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and navies from 10 ASEAN member states carried out a field-training exercise in the South China Sea (SCS) from Oct. ...

US Navy dedicates Japan-based destroyer to US Sen. McCain

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The head of the U.S. Navy's has dedicated one of two destroyers involved in fatal accidents in the Pacific last year to Sen. John McCain. Navy Secretary Richar...

Britain sends warships to Asia to monitor North Korean trade

TOKYO (AP) — A British warship has arrived in Japan to join international efforts to enforce sanctions on North Korea by monitoring any prohibited trading by the country at sea. The frigate H...

US moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new...