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May 2016 - Japan Special Weapons News
- Taiwan hopes to resolve Okinotori dispute in talks with Japan CNA 31 May 2016 -- The goal of upcoming maritime negotiations with Japan is to allow Taiwanese fishermen to fish in waters near Japan's Okinotori atoll, an official said Tuesday.
- Chinese coast guard vessels' patrol around Diaoyu islands thwarted by Japan, the media says People's Daily 31 May 2016 -- Four China's coast guard vessels patrolled the country's territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands but the fleet was warned and thwarted by Japan, according to a report on Huanqiu.com.
- Japan army on alert over possible North Korea missile attack Press TV 30 May 2016 -- Japan's military has been placed on alert over the possible threat of the North Korean ballistic missile fire.
- Russia to strengthen defenses on far-east islands Press TV 27 May 2016 -- Russia will take measures to develop military infrastructure in far-eastern islands that are also claimed by Japan, in an effort to prevent the emergence of even "the smallest threats."
- Obama in Hiroshima calls for world free of nuclear weapons Press TV 27 May 2016 -- US President Barack Obama has called for a world without nuclear weapons during a historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan, where the United States dropped the first atomic bomb nearly 71 years ago.
- Okinawa Parliament Passes Resolution Demanding Withdrawal of U.S. Marines People's Daily 26 May 2016 -- The Okinawa prefectural parliament passed a resolution Thursday, protesting against the murder of a 20-year-old local woman by a U.S. military-affiliated civilian and demanding the withdrawal of U.S. Marines from the southernmost island prefecture.
- KCNA Commentary on Validity of DPRK's Access to Nuclear Weapons KCNA 26 May 2016 -- The international community is becoming vocal supporting the validity of the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons for self-defence.
- Envoys of S. Korea, U.S., Japan to discuss DPRK's nuke program People's Daily 26 May 2016 -- Top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United Statesand Japanwill discuss issues on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program early next month in Tokyo, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
- S. Korea, U.S., Japan defense chiefs to hold talks on DPRK nuke program People's Daily 25 May 2016 -- Defense ministers of South Korea, the United Statesand Japanwill hold talks on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program on the sidelines of a regional security meeting scheduled for early next month, Seoul's defense ministry said Wednesday.
- Taiwan, Japan to set up dialogue on maritime affairs cooperation CNA 23 May 2016 -- Taiwan and Japan have decided to set up a dialogue mechanism on maritime affairs cooperation by the end of July in the wake of their fishery dispute over the Okinotori atoll, an official said Monday.
- Readout of Secretary Carter's call with Japanese Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani DoD 21 May 2016
- Russia Ready to Maintain Dialogue With Japan, Discuss Peace Treaty - Putin Sputnik 20 May 2016 -- Russia is ready and willing to maintain dialogue with Japan, including the discussion of the peace treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
- Press Call on the Upcoming Trip to Vietnam and Japan The White House 20 May 2016
- Russia-Japan Leaders Meet as Tensions Loom VOA 06 May 2016 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Russia Friday hoping to ease strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow before President Vladmir Putin heads to China for a bilateral summit next month.
- President proposes international arbitration on Okinotori dispute CNA 06 May 2016 -- President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) reiterated Friday during a meeting with a visiting Japanese politician Taiwan's hope of seeking international arbitration on the Okinotori atoll dispute.
- Putin To Discuss Kurile Islands Dispute With Japanese Leader RFE/RL 06 May 2016 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to deepen ties and try to resolve a long-running territorial dispute.
- Japan Plans to Lease Five Trainer Planes to Philippines Sputnik 02 May 2016 -- Tokyo would provide Manila with maintenance support of the TC-90s and would train the personnel for the aircraft, according to the Japanese Defense Ministry.
- Taiwan has not reinforced deployment on Taiping island: CGA CNA 02 May 2016 -- Taiwan has not reinforced its deployment on Taiping Island, the largest of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Monday.
- Taiwan sends military vessel, patrol boats to disputed waters CNA 02 May 2016 -- A military vessel is sailing for waters near a Japan-controlled atoll in the western Pacific, keeping a distance from two patrol boats that departed from Kaohsiung on Sunday to protect Taiwanese fishing boats operating there.
- Taiwan has no plans to deploy missiles on Taiping Island: MND CNA 02 May 2016 -- The Ministry of National Defense said Monday that it has adhered to the country's policy and has no plans to deploy air-defense missile systems on Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island, the largest of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
- Taiwan patrol boats sail for disputed waters CNA 01 May 2016 -- Two patrol boats deployed by the government embarked Sunday from Kaohsiung for international waters near a Japan- controlled atoll in the Western Pacific to protect Taiwan fishing boats operating in the area.
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