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Over 85% say Japan at Risk of Going to War Again

Only 10.7 percent of the respondents said they saw little or no risk of Japan being involved in war. KYODO – The results of a government survey released Saturday showed 85.5 percent of Japanese polled think Japan is at risk of getting involved [...]

Shinzo Abe Snap Election Following Swell in Support

Included in Abe’s proposed reform is a revision of the nation’s post-World War II pacifist constitution, which limits its ability to defend against North Korea, and a desperately-needed $48 billion increase in the country’s missile defense [...]

China Launches New Naval Destroyer

BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s military on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country’s rapidly expanding navy. The 10,000-ton warship was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard [...]

1st F-35 assembled in Japan revealed

TOYOYAMA, Aichi (Jiji Press) — The first F-35A cutting-edge stealth fighter assembled in Japan was unveiled at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday. The Air Self-Defense Force plans to deploy the [...]

China Puts Rocket Launchers on South China Sea Island

BEIJING (Reuters) — China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China’s ongoing military build-up. [...]

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Off its Coast

The South Korean military says North Korea launched an unidentified projectile early Saturday morning, according to Reuters. The news agency says the unidentified projectile was fired from North Korea’s west coast, citing a South Korean [...]