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October 2014 - Japan Special Weapons News

  • Japan Holds Military Drills with Russia, US as Gesture of Balance RIA Novosti 27 Oct 2014 -- Japan is set to begin its joint military exercise with the US Army on its northernmost island of Hokkaido, the day after it started its maritime drills with Russia in the seas off Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.
  • Antietam Enhances Interoperability with Philippines, Japan NNS 24 Oct 2014 -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) participated in a training evolution with Philippine navy frigate Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113) Oct. 22.
  • Japan parliamentarians visit controversial shrine Iran Press TV 17 Oct 2014 -- In a move frowned upon by Japan's neighbors, as many as 110 of the country's parliamentarians have paid homage to a shrine where millions of the WWII dead are laid to rest.
  • China slams Japan lawmakers visit to war shrine Iran Press TV 17 Oct 2014 -- China has condemned a visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, saying the move would flare up tensions between the two countries.
  • Why Japan is revising its expanded defense pact People's Daily 13 Oct 2014 -- The U.S. and Japan have produced an interim report on revising the guidelines for Japan-U.S. defense cooperation. The ultimate report will be released at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. The two countries are currently reviewing the guidelines with the aim of giving Japan a greater role in maintaining peace in East Asia.
  • US, Japan Review Defense Pact, Seek Expanded Cooperation RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2014 -- The US and Japan will expand their defense cooperation under new guidelines for the US-Japan Defense Cooperation that will be adopted later this year, the US department of Defense reported Wednesday.
  • Interim Report on the Revision of the U.S.- Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation US Dept. of State 08 Oct 2014 -- The United States and Japan today jointly released the Interim Report of the ongoing revision of the U.S.- Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation. The revised Guidelines, which are expected to be finalized by the end of the year, will establish an expanded and more flexible framework for Alliance cooperation to ensure the peace and security of Japan under any circumstances, from peacetime to contingencies, and to promote a stable, peaceful, and prosperous Asia-Pacific and beyond.
  • Officials Discuss Report on U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines AFPS 08 Oct 2014 -- U.S. officials yesterday gave an interim report on progress of revising the guidelines for U.S.-Japanese Defense Cooperation.

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