Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
January 2012 - Japan Special Weapons News
- Taiwan lodges third protest against Japan's naming of islands CNA 31 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan has lodged its third protest with Japan in three months over Tokyo's move to name some uninhabited islands claimed by Taiwan.
- Japanese Media Distort Lavrov Statement on Kurils RIA Novosti 31 Jan 2012 -- Japanese media have largely misinterpreted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s statement on the referendum over the disputed Kuril Islands.
- India, Japan Coast Guards conclude exercise IRNA 31 Jan 2012 -- Coast Guards of India and Japan concluded an exercise near Chennai simulating to counter maritime threats in Asia-Pacific region and to formulate a cooperative approach to address these concerns.
- UN experts begin assessment of effects of Fukushima nuclear accident UN News Centre 30 Jan 2012 -- Experts assessing effects resulting from the accident at Fukushima Daiichi kicked off a week-long meeting.
- Russia: Kuril Islands Row Should Be Settled in Referendum RIA Novosti 29 Jan 2012 -- The fate of the disputed Kuril islands in the Pacific Ocean should be decided in a referendum, Russia's foreign minister said during a visit to Japan on Sunday.
- India, Japan Coast Guards conduct joint exercise IRNA 29 Jan 2012 -- As part of strengthening their working level relationship and refine operating procedures, Indian Coast Guard and its Japanese counterpart conducted a joint exercise entitled 'Sahyog Kaijin XI' off Chennai port on Sunday.
- Russia, Japan Ready to Seek Compromise on Peace Treaty RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2012 -- Moscow and Tokyo are ready to seek compromise on the conclusion of a bilateral World War II peace treaty, despite the fact that their stances on its possible conditions are different, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
- 11th Indo-Japan Coast Guards combined exercise begins tomorrow IRNA 28 Jan 2012 -- The Coast Guards of India and Japan will hold a combined excercise in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state.
- Japanese Report Details 'Worst-Case' Nuclear Scenario VOA 25 Jan 2012 -- The Japanese government predicted a worst-case scenario at the height of its nuclear crisis last year.
- Fresh Radioactive Water Leakage Reported at Fukushima Nuke Plant RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2012 -- About two liters of radioactive water leaked from the turbine building of the second reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday.
- Eighth Army to participate in Yama Sakura in Japan Army News 19 Jan 2012 -- Approximately 150 American Soldiers from the Eighth Army headquarters element will participate in Exercise Yama Sakura in Japan from Jan. 24 - Feb. 5.
- KCNA on Japan Military Policy KCNA 18 Jan 2012 -- Japan is persistently trying to turn itself into a military giant.
- KCNA Commentary on Japan Government KCNA 18 Jan 2012 -- Both ruling and opposition parties and people of Japan are becoming increasingly critical of the Noda government's behavior.
- Minju Joson Japan Accused of More Zealously Toeing U.S. Policy KCNA 17 Jan 2012 -- Japanese defence minister: "Japan would like to properly approach its new defence strategy and welcome it as there is no change in its stance of giving priority to the Asia-Pacific Region".
- Taiwan protests Japan's naming of islands CNA 17 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan has lodged a protest with Japan over Tokyo's recent attempt to name several uninhabited islands claimed by Taiwan.
- Japanese foreign minister to take close look at Kuril Islands RIA Novosti 13 Jan 2012 -- Japanese FM Gemba is planning to “review” the disputed Kuril Islands, known as the Northern Territories in Japan.
- Strategy Guidance Underscores Asia-Pacific Region AFPS 06 Jan 2012 -- The new defense strategy guidance President Barack Obama announced underscores the growing strategic importance of Asia and the Pacific.
- Japan plans to set 40-year limit on reactors life span RIA Novosti 06 Jan 2012 -- The Japanese government plans to limit the service life of nuclear reactors to 40 years.
- KCNA Condemns Japan for Its Unpardonable Immoral Act KCNA 04 Jan 2012 -- The world is watching the DPRK wailing in bitter grief over the untimely demise of Kim Jong Il, the father of the nation.
- High Level US Diplomat Begins Asia Tour VOA 03 Jan 2012 -- Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is in Beijing, the first high-level U.S. visit to Northeast Asia since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
- U.S. Envoy Visits Far East After Kim Jong Il's Death RFE/RL 03 Jan 2012 -- The United States' top diplomat for Asia has arrived in China on a tour that will also take him to South Korea and Japan to discuss developments in North Korea after the death of Kim Jong Il.
- Japanese Lawmakers Visit Island Also Claimed by China VOA 03 Jan 2012 -- In a move that could escalate a decades-long territorial dispute between China and Japan, several Japanese politicians have been spotted landing on a disputed islet in the East China Sea.
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