2008 Japan Special Weapons News
- Japan Disqualified to Participate in Six-Party Talks KCNA 17 Dec 2008 -- Japan is an uninvited guest and troublemaker as it poked its nose into the six-party talks just to attain its sinister aim. Any wicked troublemaker is bound to be disqualified to participate in any talks.
- A-Bomb Victims of S. Korea Demand Reparation KCNA 12 Dec 2008 -- At least 380 A-bomb victims of south Korea filed lawsuits in local courts in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Osaka, Japan in demand of reparations.
- Japan Urged to Stop Its Moves to Turn Itself into Military Power KCNA 09 Dec 2008 -- Rodong Sinmun: Signed commentary blasting the very dangerous moves under way in Japan these days.
- DPRK Will Not Regard Japan as Party to Six-Party Talks KCNA 08 Dec 2008 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Saturday as regards the issue of Japan's participation in the six-party talks
- Japan ends mission in Iraq (Baghdad) MNF-I 07 Dec 2008 -- The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force held an end of mission ceremony at Al Faw Palace Dec. 6 to commemorate the conclusion of their operations in Iraq with Coalition forces
- Japan's Move to Tighten Sanctions against DPRK Blasted KCNA 03 Dec 2008 -- A resolution on extending again the embargo on the DPRK-flagged ships was adopted at the Japanese Diet recently under the pretext of the "abduction and nuclear issues."
- Japan's Missile Test-fire Blasted KCNA 03 Dec 2008 -- The Japanese reactionaries have recently test-fired "SM-3" aboard Aegis shi
- US, Japan: North Korea Must Commit to Nuke Verification in Writing VOA 02 Dec 2008 -- Top U.S. and Japanese negotiators in nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea said the North must agree to a verification of its disarmament activities in writing.
- Japanese Troops Conduct Successful Patriot Firings at Fort Bliss Raytheon 24 Nov 2008 -- Two Japanese Patriot crews recently engaged targets in a successful practice firing at Fort Bliss, Texas. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) provided operational support for the annual service practice conducted by Japan Air Self-Defense Force troops.
- Japan/U.S. Missile Defense Flight Test Completed MDA 19 Nov 2008 -- Rear Admiral Tomohisa Takei, Director General of Operations and Plans, for the Japanese Maritime Staff Office (MSO), Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), and Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, United States Missile Defense Agency director, announced the completion today of a cooperative sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense intercept flight test off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii
- UN atomic watchdog to send team to assess Japanese nuclear plant hit by quake UN News Centre 04 Nov 2008 -- A team of global experts led by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit Japan next month as part of the latest round of assessments on the impact of a strong earthquake last year on the world’s largest nuclear power plant located in the centre of the Asian nation.
- Lavrov says compromise needed on islands dispute with Japan RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2008 -- Russia wants to reach a compromise with Japan on the territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands.
- Japanese Destroyer Gets Ready for Intercept Test MDA 30 Oct 2008 -- The Japanese Ship (JS) CHOKAI (pronounced Choh Kai), (DDG 176) is one step closer toward her anticipated ballistic missile defense intercept flight test next month
- Japan plans to discuss WWII treaty with Russia RIA Novosti 30 Oct 2008 -- Japan plans to discuss the signing of WWII peace treaty with Russia in early November.
- Russia, S.Korea meet for talks on N.Korea nuclear issue RIA Novosti 23 Oct 2008 -- The Russian and S Korean representatives at talks on N Korea's nuclear disarmament met to coordinate their positions.
- North Korea seeks to exclude Japan from six-party talks RIA Novosti 21 Oct 2008 -- N Korea wants to oust Japan from 6-party negotiations over Tokyo's failure to fulfill its pledge to provide fuel aid.
- Taro Aso takes over as Japan's prime minister RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2008 -- Conservative former foreign minister Taro Aso became Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, after the ruling party outvoted the opposition in the divided parliament.
- Japan to Withdraw Air Force From Iraq VOA 11 Sep 2008 -- Japan says it will withdraw its air defense forces from Iraq by the end of the year.
- Japan 'postpones naval drills' with Russia RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2008 -- The Japanese government has decided to postpone joint exercises with the Russian Navy citing recent events in the Caucasus and tensions between Russia and the West, a Japanese defense source said on Tuesday.
- Japan worried over N. Korea's suspension of nuclear disablement RIA Novosti 26 Aug 2008 -- Japan is concerned over North Korea's decision to halt the disablement of its nuclear facilities and consider reactivating its Yongbyon reactor, a Japanese diplomat said on Tuesday.
- Japanese naval ships visit India for exercise with Indian Navy IRNA 23 Aug 2008 -- To strengthen security and strategic ties, two guided missile destroyers and one training ship of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force will take part in an exercise with Indian Navy from August 23-26 on the western seaboard.
- Bush Promises US Won't 'Abandon' Japan on North Korea Abductions VOA 06 Jul 2008 -- Leaders of the Group of Eight nations meet in Japan Monday to discuss how to tackle climate change, soaring fuel prices and the global food crisis
- Japan says North Korea denuclearization requires verification RIA Novosti 27 Jun 2008 -- Japan's foreign minister cautioned that it could be problematic verifying that North Korea has declared all its nuclear programs and is in fact ready to comply with the six-nation denuclearization demands.
- US, South Korean, and Japanese Envoys Meet to Discuss North Korea Nuclear Issue VOA 19 Jun 2008 -- Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the top U.S. envoy to the six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear programs, will meet with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Thursday in Tokyo.
- Japan Plans Partial Lift Of North Korea Sanctions VOA 13 Jun 2008 -- Japan says it is lifting some of the sanctions it imposed on North Korea following Pyongyang's nuclear test about two years ago
- Expectations Modest as Japan, North Korea Resume Talks VOA 07 Jun 2008 -- Senior Japanese and North Korean envoys are seeking to end almost a year of diplomatic silence with each other as they meet this weekend in the Chinese capital
- Japan cancels plans to send aid to China in military planes RIA Novosti 30 May 2008 -- Japan's government announced on Friday it has cancelled plans to use military planes to deliver aid to a quake-hit Chinese province, and will fly the supplies over in private charter planes.
- Japan Decides Not to Send Military to Deliver Quake Aid to China VOA 30 May 2008 -- The Japanese government has announced it will not use military planes to deliver aid to earthquake victims in China.
- Lockheed Martin To Provide Additional Biological Aerosol Warning Systems For Japan Lockheed Martin 28 May 2008 -- The Japan Ground Self Defense Force recently exercised an option on an existing contract with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and its trading partner Itochu, of Tokyo, for the delivery of two additional Biological Aerosol Warning Systems (BAWS).
- Japan Coast Guard's first two Eurocopter EC225 helicopters in operation missions EADS 29 Apr 2008 -- Following the delivery of their first two EC225s in Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration a month ago, these helicopters will be launched into operation by the Japan Coast Guard today at the Kansai International Airport
- Japan reassures Russia over missile cooperation with U.S. RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2008 -- Japan's foreign minister reassured his Russian counterpart on Monday that Tokyo's missile defense cooperation with the United States is not targeted against Russia.
- Russia, Japan to continue dialogue on peace treaty RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2008 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart Masahiko Komura agreed on Monday to continue negotiations on a bilateral peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities.
- Japan against joining U.S. global missile shield - Baluyevsky RIA Novosti 11 Apr 2008 -- Japan will not join the U.S. global missile defense network in the near future despite close cooperation with the U.S. on boosting its own missile defenses, Russia's chief of the General Staff said Friday.
- Japan Extends Economic Sanctions Against North Korea VOA 11 Apr 2008 -- Japan has extended economic sanctions against North Korea, citing the reclusive country's lack of progress on an international nuclear disarmament agreement
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES TWELFTH ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR F-2 COMPONENT WORK Lockheed Martin 08 Apr 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a contract from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) valued at approximately $250 million to manufacture components for eight additional F-2 production aircraft. MHI is the prime contractor for the F-2, Japan's operational support fighter.
- Japan's Building of Missile Shield under Fire KCNA 22 Feb 2008 -- Recently the Japanese military deployed PAC-3s in the area south-west of Tokyo. Earlier, the military deployed missile defence installations made up of launching pad and radar in two bases around Tokyo.
- Japan Accused of Standing in Way of Six-Party Talks KCNA 20 Feb 2008 -- Japan had better quit the six-party talks of its own accord, admitting it lacks any political ability to handle such sensitive and crucial issue as the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.
- Boeing Delivers First KC-767 Tanker to Japan Boeing 19 Feb 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first Japan KC-767 Tanker to the Itochu Corp., for Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF).
- Japan's Moves to Build Missile Shield under Fire KCNA 31 Jan 2008 -- The Japan Defense Ministry recently conducted a field survey of the central part of Tokyo for deploying "PAC-3" of the "Self-Defense Forces" (SDF) in the capital.
- Japan's Cabinet urges tighter controls amid Russian spy scandal RIA Novosti 18 Jan 2008 -- Japan's Cabinet secretary has urged government bodies to step up controls over classified information after a Japanese official allegedly leaked secret documents to Russia.
- Tokyo activists stage anti-Russian protests amid spy scandal RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2008 -- Japanese far-right activists staged protests outside the Russian Embassy in Tokyo on Thursday following yesterday's reports of Moscow's alleged spying activities in the country.
- Russia denies Japan's spying allegations RIA Novosti 16 Jan 2008 -- The Russian Embassy in Tokyo dismissed on Wednesday a police report alleging that a Japanese official had leaked classified information to Russia, calling it an attempt to strain bilateral ties.
- Russian espionage case to be sent to Japanese court RIA Novosti 16 Jan 2008 -- Documents allegedly proving that a Japanese official leaked classified information to Russia will be sent to prosecutors, police said on Wednesday.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $40.4 MILLION TO PROVIDE AEGIS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE TO THIRD JAPANESE DESTROYER Lockheed Martin 14 Jan 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $40.4 million contract modification to provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability to the Aegis-equipped Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JS Myoko.
- Japan Approves Anti-Terrorism Naval Mission in Afghanistan VOA 11 Jan 2008 -- Japan's lower house of parliament has forced through a controversial anti-terrorism law reviving an Indian Ocean naval mission supporting U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.
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