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The Time Is Ripe for Stronger US-Japan Military Ties

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

On July 1, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved a reinterpretation of Japan’s constitution with regard to national defense. It would allow the [...]
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Super Typhoon Threatens Three Of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants

Super Typhoon Threatens Three Of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A super typhoon is heading north for Japan’s mainland, and it could cause damage to three of the country’s nuclear power plants. Typhoon Neoguri was spotted about [...]
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Japan’s Abe declares peace goals in historic Australia visit

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe declared Tuesday his determination to pursue peace in Asia, as he signalled closer defence ties with Australia and prepared to rubber-stamp [...]
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China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Xi Jinping criticised people who “beautify the history of aggression” as China on Monday marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan [...]
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China warns Japan pact must not threaten others

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

CHINA has warned the stronger defence relationship between Japan and Australia must not be used to threaten any other regional nations. And Tony Abbott will respond today [...]
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Australia and Japan to Ink Submarine Deal

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

As Clint noted earlier today, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is making the rounds throughout Oceania this week. Abe’s stopover in Australia is expected to be [...]
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Japan PM says door always open for China talks

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sydney: Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has played down recent tensions with neighbour China, saying the countries were “inextricably linked” and his door was [...]
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China uses Merkel visit to criticise Japan’s lack of contrition

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Irish Times | 6:00 AM

China stepped up its anti-Japanese rhetoric yesterday, taking the opportunity of a visit by Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel to lambast Japan for its wartime [...]
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Tony Abbott to reassure China over ties to Japan

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFR | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tony Abbott will try to assuage China before Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s historic speech to the Australian Parliament on Tuesday. Abbott will [...]
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Japan wants a $90 billion floating train for commuters who may not exist

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

A Japanese rail giant wants to build a train that floats inches above the tracks using magnetic levitation, and whisks passengers from Tokyo to Osaka in less than half the [...]
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Abe’s Oceania Deals Point to China Tensions

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

As Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe undertakes a trip through Oceania, defense and energy ties are expected to feature prominently. Abe left on Sunday and will visit with [...]
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Australia’s free trade agreement with Japan could see prices fall for consumers

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

AUSTRALIA is on the verge of inking a historic free trade agreement with Japan that could see prices fall on everything from electronics to sake. Japanese prime minister [...]
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China lambasts Japan’s wartime aggression during German chancellor’s visit

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China, which frequently praises Germany for its contrition over World War Two, pointedly emphasized Japanese wartime aggression on Monday during a visit by German Chancellor [...]
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Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter

Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan braced Tuesday for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its [...]
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Japan and N Korea: Balancing Trilateral Deterrence and Bilateral Progress

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

As Clint Richards reported over at the Tokyo Report, Japan has made real diplomatic progress with North Korea on the long-outstanding issue of abducted Japanese citizens. The [...]
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