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Japan Puts Military On Alert For Possible North Korean Missile Test

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.31.2016 | World

Japan has put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch after indications it is preparing for a test firing, two peop...

Japan Advances Bills Allowing Overseas Warfare For 1st Time Since WWII

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

Japan's ruling party pushed forward bills allowing the military to fight overseas for the first time since World War II, Reuters reported. The move ha...

World Watches As Japan's Prime Minister Confronts 70th Anniversary Of World War II

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised on Friday to issue a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of Worl...

Abe Aspires to Make Japan a Great Power While Sanitizing History

Herbert P. Bix | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Herbert P. Bix

On the important 70th anniversary of the war's end, China is on heightened alert to Japan's official statements. It will be watching to see if Abe continues to free himself from the constitutional constraints that bar him from using military force proactively on a global scale. Unlike when the Cold War ended and Koizumi took over, Abe openly aspires to make Japan a great Asian power.

South Korea And China Warn Japan Not To Backtrack On Apology Over Wartime Past

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

SEOUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) - South Korea and China warned Japan on Tuesday not to backtrack on its apology issued 20 years ago over its wartime past when...

Japan, U.S. Eye Military 'Strike Capability' For Tokyo

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

(Adds Chinese reaction) By Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are exploring the possi...

China Spurs New Asia Arms Race

The Wall Street Journal | AMOL SHARMA in New Delhi, JEREMY PAGE in Beijing, JAMES HOOKWAY in Hanoi and RACHEL PANNETT in Canberra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At Mazagon Dock near the southern tip of Mumbai, hidden behind high concrete walls, hundreds of Indian workers are putting the finishing touches on th...