Japan vows to respond to Russian missile deployment to disputed islands

Japan has vowed to respond to Russia’s “significant” deployment of anti-ship missiles to disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean. It comes as it emerged Russia is also planning to relaunch “nuclear trains,” a railroad-based weapons system that was used by the Soviet Union during the late 1980s. Russia’s armed forces said this week that its … Read more

India will suffer “Great Losses” if it joins Japan on South China Sea Dispute: Chinese media

India may suffer “great losses” in bilateral trade if it joins Japan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to ask China to abide by an international tribunal’s ruling quashing Beijing’s claims over disputed South China Sea (SCS), Chinese media warned on Tuesday. “India should beware of the possibility that by becoming embroiled in the disputes, … Read more

India, Japan to push $1.65-bn amphibian plane deal

The leaders of India and Japan will discuss ways of taking forward the $1.65-billion US-2i amphibian search and rescue aircraft deal, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the country later this month. Highly-placed sources told FE, “On Monday, ahead of the India-Japan annual summit, there was a meeting in the ministry of defence to discuss … Read more

India Resolves US-2 Aircraft Price Issue With Japan: Deal back on Track after Two Years

The first-ever defense deal between India and Japan is back on track after two years as Japan has offered a price concession for the purchase of 12 US-2 amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy, according to an official with the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD). “Japan has offered a price concession of more than 10 … Read more

Active Volcano Near Nuclear Plant Could Erupt Soon

Kyushu island’s Sakurajima volcano sits less than 30 miles from a nuclear power plant and in 2015 was placed under a Level 3 (orange) alert by the Japan Meteorological Agency, meaning that the volcano is active and should not be approached. It also sits near the city of Kagoshima, home to roughly 600,000 people. On … Read more

Need India in NSG to promote non-proliferation: Japan

As China refuses to let go of its opposition to India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid, Japan has reiterated support for India saying its presence in NSG will help promote non-proliferation. In its first official comments over the issue after the Indian bid collapsed in the face of Chinese resistance in the Seoul NSG … Read more