Japan scrambles jets as China flies near disputed islands

Japan scrambles jets as China flies near disputed islands

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 Japan scrambled fighter jets on Sept. 25 after eight Chinese planes flew back and forth over waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese planes flew over waters between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako-jima island near Taiwan, Japan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement. Two of […]

Japan’s navy raises its profile in the South China Sea, conducts joint patrols with U.S.

Japan’s navy raises its profile in the South China Sea, conducts joint patrols with U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, September 16, 2016 Warning of the global consequences of China’s “rule bending” in the South China Sea, Japan’s defense minister said Tokyo will increase its joint patrols with the United States. Japan also will increase bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said on Sept. 15 in a […]

Shin Godzilla levels much of Tokyo as blockbuster with HD special effects comes to U.S.

Shin Godzilla levels much of Tokyo as blockbuster with HD special effects comes to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 Godzilla has engaged in epic battles with the likes of Mothra, King Kong and Mechagodzilla. But the legendary lizard’s toughest fight to date may be against Japan’s technocrats. Shin Godzilla, the latest in the long-running film franchise, pits Godzilla against a cast of over 300 actors, many portraying government […]

North Korea curses the world yet again and with more venom than ever

North Korea curses the world yet again and with more venom than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk You have to credit the North Koreans with chutzpah ― the Yiddish word for “nerve,” brazen arrogance or insolence, all in untranslatable exclamation. The leaders of the world’s 20 strongest, most powerful nations were gathered in a solemn conclave in China, and in Pyongyang North Korea’s Supreme Leader did […]

North Korea marks G20 summit by firing three missiles toward Japan

North Korea marks G20 summit by firing three missiles toward Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2016 North Korea decided to make its mark on the G20 Summit by firing three medium-range missiles into Japan’s air defense identification zone on Sept. 5. Pyongyang’s move led to a rare face-t0-face meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, who met on the […]

Report: Key U.S. allies seek to block Obama’s transformation of nuclear doctrine

Report: Key U.S. allies seek to block Obama’s transformation of nuclear doctrine

by WorldTribune Staff, August 15, 2016 America’s major allies are calling on President Barack Obama not to change U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Japan, South Korea, France and the UK have all signaled their opposition to Obama’s planned “no first use” policy for the United States. Obama’s “last-minute drive for a foreign-policy legacy is making U.S. […]

Top court in Japan upholds blanket surveillance of country’s Muslims

Top court in Japan upholds blanket surveillance of country’s Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2016 Japan’s Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government’s continued monitoring of Muslims in the country. In upholding the government’s blanket surveillance of Muslims, the court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they said was an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom […]

If MacArthur had prevailed over Truman: ‘No North Korea today, no nuclear threat … ‘

If MacArthur had prevailed over Truman: ‘No North Korea today, no nuclear threat … ‘

Special to WorldTribune.com Robert Morton WASHINGTON — If there was ever a moment when America needed a book about Gen. Douglas MacArthur, “this is definitely the time,”Hudson Institute Fellow Arthur Herman said yesterday. The author of “Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior” was at pains to explain why the towering American military legend continues to be so […]

China spy ship said ‘shadowing’ U.S.-Japan-India naval exercise

China spy ship said ‘shadowing’ U.S.-Japan-India naval exercise

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2016 A Chinese vessel “shadowed” the USS John C. Stennis as the American aircraft carrier joined warships from Japan and India on June 14 for drills in the Western Pacific, officials said. “There is a Chinese vessel about seven to 10 miles away,” Cpt. Gregory C. Huffman, commander of the […]

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