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Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Japan said today it scrambled fighter jets after a Chinese vessel sailing in disputed waters launched a drone, the latest bout of tension in a longstanding territorial row.

India, Japan plan OBOR alternative; project to be unveiled next Monday

India, Japan plan OBOR alternative; project to be unveiled next Monday

Away from the glare of the multi-nation “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative at Beijing, India and Japan plan to soft launch their own Asia-Africa connectivity project this month.

Japan and India strengthen defence cooperation as China asserts power

Japan and India strengthen defence cooperation as China asserts power

Japan and India affirmed on Monday plans to strengthen their military cooperation amid rising tension in the Asian region.

Chinese shadow over quadrilateral grouping involving India, Australia, Japan, US

Chinese shadow over quadrilateral grouping involving India, Australia, Japan, US

The third Japan-Australia-India trilateral dialogue among senior representatives from the three countries has concluded in Canberra even as foreign affairs’ commentators continue to express doubts over the revival of a wider quadrilateral grouping also involving the US.

North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Nuclear-armed North Korea today fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US military said, days after Pyongyang warned of retaliation if the global community ramps up sanctions.

India becomes 3rd largest domestic air travel market

India beats Japan, which flew 97 million domestic passengers in 2016, to become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic air traffic, according to a recent industry report by CAPA.

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

Japan’s ruling party urged the government today to consider arming itself with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles

US, Asia-Pacific allies rolling out F-35 stealth fighter

US, Asia-Pacific allies rolling out F-35 stealth fighter

The US and its Asia-Pacific allies are rolling out their new stealth fighter jet, a cutting-edge plane that costs about $100 million each.

Japan, US conduct navy drill in East China Sea: reports

Japan, US conduct navy drill in East China Sea: reports

The Japanese and US navies are conducting joint exercises in the East China Sea as tension intensifies in the region following North Korea’s missile tests, local media reported today.

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast early on Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retailiation over US-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.

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