Japan dangle Russia sanctions in Ukraine
... the government, Hirokazu Matsuno , said we will do our utmost in securing the safety of the people. Japan has found itself in a unique and difficult position because of its territorial dispute with Russia over a group of islets. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Russian naval vessels were increasing activities in the Sea of Japan and waters near Japan , showing their capabilities in the wake of the military buildup around Ukraine . Past Japanese leaders have stepped up calls for the return of ...
Updated: 02/16/2022
Russian warships spotted near Japan
... this month, a move coinciding with escalating international tensions between Russia and Ukraine , Japan s defense minister said on February 15. Since Feb. 1 the vessels have been spotted in the Japan Sea and south of the Okhotsk Sea, according to Nobuo Kishi , who was presumed to be part of a drill by the entire Russian Navy . The Russian military is intensifying its activity in the east and west to show off its capability in concert with what it has been doing around Ukraine , Kishi said at a news ...
Updated: 02/15/2022
Cambodia wants elections in June, says Foreign Minister
... the 30th anniversary of Japan sending Self-Defense Forces personnel to Cambodia as the first case of SDF participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations. He is expected to hold separate talks with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi during his stay in Japan .
Updated: 02/15/2022
Japan, U.S. agree to work with South Korea
... North Korea, which continues to test missiles. The defense ministers of Japan , the United States and South Korea affirmed on Thursday that they are working together in dealing with North Korea , which continues to test missiles. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi , U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook shared the view that North Korea 's ballistic missile launches are in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and are destabilizing regional security. Defense ...
Updated: 02/10/2022
Japan, Philippines to hold security talks online this month
... security, given its geographical location. The first island chain is a sea defense line stretching from the Japanese archipelago through Taiwan and the Philippines . Japan will be represented by Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and the Philippines by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana . According to the sources, the ministers are expected to agree on a free and open Indo-Pacific, referring to an initiative by Japan and the United ...
Updated: 02/09/2022
Japan faces growing pressure from Myanmar military
... violence and tramples on the sentiments of people in Myanmar . One official of the Self-Defense Forces said that the Myanmar military action is egregious, but the personal relationships developed through the program are valuable. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said at a Jan. 28 news conference that the ministry has yet to decide if it will accept personnel from Myanmar in the new fiscal year, which starts in April. Under the Self-Defense Forces Law, the Defense Ministry accepts military personnel from ...
Updated: 02/07/2022
Search for two Japanese fighter jet pilots continues
... The search operation involves three helicopters from the ASDF and the Maritime SDF, an ASDF aircraft, five MSDF ships and three coast guard patrol vessels. As of the morning of February 1, no trace of the two pilots had been found. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told the ASDF to conduct an immediate emergency safety inspection of all its aircraft, so we will continue to gather information about what happened and do everything in our power to rescue the pair. The crashed jet, an F 15 DJ type, measures 19....
Updated: 02/01/2022
Biden, Japanese PM discuss China tensions in Pacific
... result from any attack on Ukraine , according to the White House . Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held virtual talks earlier this month with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi , where China 's military maneuvering and North Korea 's nuclear program were discussed. Friday's virtual meeting was the first significant exchange between leaders since Kishida took office in October. They had a conversation on the sidelines ...
Updated: 01/22/2022
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