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Japan wants to sell air defence radar equipment to the Philippines

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Japan has offered to sell an air defence system to the Philippines in a deal which, if sealed, would be the first time Tokyo is exporting military equipment since a 50-year [...]
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Japan wants to sell air defence radar equipment to the Philippines

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Japan has offered to sell an air defence system to the Philippines in a deal which, if sealed, would be the first time Tokyo is exporting military equipment since a 50-year [...]
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Japanese boat owners charged with helping smuggle shark fins

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000 [...]
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Japan plans to have aircraft carrier with new stealth F-35 fighter jets deployed on board

Japan plans to have aircraft carrier with new stealth F-35 fighter jets deployed on board

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Japan plans to have an aircraft carrier for the first time since World War II, a move that has raised eyebrows even though Tokyo insists it will not mark any shift from its [...]
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China may use Japan’s aircraft carrier plan to push through more military spending, observers say

China may use Japan’s aircraft carrier plan to push through more military spending, observers say

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Tokyo’s plan to develop an aircraft carrier capable of launching fighter jets is driven by Beijing’s military rise, but the move could embolden hawkish generals [...]
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Japan sets sights on first aircraft carrier since WW II

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Proposal to modify helicopter destroyer for launching aircraft to get green light next week Japan plans to have an aircraft carrier for the first time since World War II, a [...]
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Protests in Japan as work to relocate US base resumes

Protests in Japan as work to relocate US base resumes

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan on Friday resumed work to relocate a controversial US military airbase in Okinawa, prompting protests and “strong anger” from the local governor. Okinawa [...]
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Japan opens the door to more foreigners. That may not solve its labour woes

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Starting next year, immigration rules will be relaxed for foreigners looking to work in Japan. * The move is aimed at alleviating the country’s severe labour [...]
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Americans Say Japan Is Important to the US

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | US News | 6:00 AM

DESPITE THE intensifying rhetoric over next year’s trade talks between US and Japan, Americans still view the East Asian country positively, as key to their own [...]
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Japan’s ‘tankan’ economic survey shows sentiment flat

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A key quarterly economic survey released Friday by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions [...]
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Japan Post finally faces deep structural reforms

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

How can national postal services survive after privatisation, deprived of government support? That is a question facing many countries’ operators, including that of [...]
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How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Despite much attention being paid to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s diplomacy and domestic reforms, his administration’s approach to foreign policy-making [...]
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Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed US military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local [...]
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Okinawa school pupils sought shelter from US aircraft 700 times since falling window scare

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Pupils at a school in Japan’s southern Okinawa have sought shelter from US military aircraft nearly 700 times since an incident a year ago when a helicopter window fell [...]
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Japan rules out asking private firms to avoid telecoms gear that could be malicious

14-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government has no plan to ask private companies to avoid buying telecommunications equipment that could have malicious functions, such as information leakage, [...]
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