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Stories with organization: Japanese armed forces
  • Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-20-15 11:58 pm

    HONOLULU - Japanese Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe turned to numbers to explain to his counterparts from other nations why Japan is developing the skills to move troops from sea to shore: his nation has 6,852 islands and 6,414 of them are uninhabited.

  • Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal US air crash story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 7:40 am

    TOKYO - A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the hybrid aircraft are to be deployed.

  • US Navy's Japan-based aircraft carrier heads home story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 1:13 am

    YOKOSUKA, Japan - China's aircraft carrier ambitions demonstrate the continuing importance of the mammoth ships in the western Pacific, a senior U.S. Navy officer said Monday, as America's Japan-based carrier began a long journey home.

  • Japan's Cabinet endorses bills to allow greater defense role story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 8:31 am

    TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet endorsed a set of defense bills Thursday that would allow the country's military to operate under a broader definition of self-defense and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion.

  • What's for sale as Japan eases military exports rule 
    Updated: May-13-15 2:10 am

    TOKYO - As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe oversees an increase to the country's military capability, he has also eased a decades-old ban on military exports, enabling defense contractors to expand their markets beyond Japan's Self-Defense Forces. Here are some export or technology transfer deals Japan is pursuing: