Tag Archives: japan

Fully Armed Chinese Z-10 Helicopter With Extra Fuel Tanks On ‘Combat Status’

Alert 5 posts Chinese military hardware pictures straight from the ground, but they can lack context as PLA troops or brave civilians snap photos of classified military manuevers and post to Weibo…

Tensions Escalate: Japanese politician calls for disputed islands no-fly zone

On the eve of a visit to China, Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of Japanese coalition partner New Komeito, said yesterday he would propose that military planes from both countries should…

Dangerous Crossroads: Japan to Seek NATO Support Against China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will write a letter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to call for closer ties in the face of China’s rising maritime power. The…

China: PLA officials say troops are to prepare for war amid territorial disputes with Japan

The PLA aims to beef up its troops’ combat readiness and prepare for actual war situations through exercises this year, according to the latest annual training directive, amid escalating tensions…

China and Japan step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands

Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race betweenChina and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China is rapidly expanding its nascent…

Japan’s ‘Ikaros’ solar sail gets Guinness World Records entry

Ikaros, a Japanese probe launched in 2010, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the first interplanetary solar sail spacecraft. It was developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency….

Japanese Security Firm to Start Renting Surveillance Drones

We’ve got this little quadrotor from Japan that’s trying to be the next level of paranoia in private security. The drone itself is made by zee Germans over at Ascending Technologies,…

Bank of Japan Holdings of Japanese Government Bonds Exceeds 100 Trillion Yen for First Time

Bloomberg reports BOJ Holdings of JGBs Exceed 100 Trillion Yen for First Time  The Bank of Japan holdings of the government’s bonds exceeded 100 trillion yen ($1.2 trillion) for the first…

Dangerous moves in the East China Sea could bring Japan, China to armed conflict

The Japanese surveillance plane is an hour into its flight when it spots the first Chinese flags of the day, red banners atop a quartet of fishing boats deep in…

Arms race explodes as neighbours try to counter China

An arms-buying spree across south-east Asia will be the elephant in the room when almost 20 world leaders meet in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, on Tuesday. Defence spending across…

China, Japan and the Senkaku Islands: The Roots of Conflict Go Back to 1274

Sensitivity to domination, aggression and loss of face run deep in East Asia. Longtime correspondent Cheryl A. asked me to comment on the dispute between China and Japan over the…

Kissinger played key role in giving Diaoyutais to Japan: Duowei

Makiko Tanaka, Japan’s new education minister, opposed the nationalization of the islands. (Photo/Xinhua) Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s five major newspapers, has offered evidence that the United States illegally handed…

AMERICAN Government Forces Re-Start of Japanese Nuclear Reactors

Americans Are Largely Responsible for Japan’s Ongoing Nuclear Policy Archaic nuclear reactor designs such as those used at Fukushima – built by American company General Electric – were chosen because they were good…