Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2017 - Japan Special Weapons News
- 'Keep the Chinese Navy in Check': Japanese Fighters to Get Hypersonic Missiles Sputnik 31 Jul 2017 -- Japan's Mitsubishi F-2 aircraft are slated to be equipped with supersonic missiles to keep pace with what Tokyo says is a growing threat posed by the Chinese navy, according to local media reports.
- Trump, Abe: North Korean Missile Program 'Grave, Growing' Threat RFE/RL 31 Jul 2017 -- The White House says President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have called North Korea's banned missile program a "grave and growing" threat.
- North Korea's ICBM Lands in Japan's Economic Zone, Official Says AFPS 31 Jul 2017 -- The North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched July 28 from Mupyong-ni traveled about 620 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan about 103 miles from the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, the Pentagon director of press operations said today.
- US, Allies Fly Bombers, Fighter Jets Over Korean Peninsula VOA 30 Jul 2017 -- The U.S. Air Force flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean Peninsula Saturday, accompanied by South Korean and Japanese jet fighters.
- US B-1 bombers fly over Korean Peninsula in response to North tests Press TV 30 Jul 2017 -- Two US B-1 bombers have flown over South Korea in response to North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests.
- Japan, US Carry Out Joint Aviation Drills After N Korea's Missile Test Sputnik 30 Jul 2017 -- According to Japanese Defense and Foreign Minister, US and Japan took part in the joint aviation drills.
- Japan Defense Minister Resigns Amid Sudan Peacekeeping Mission Scandal Sputnik 28 Jul 2017 -- Tomomi Inada said she had tendered her resignation after South Sudan peacekeeping mission scandal.
- Japan's defense minister to resign on Friday: NHK Press TV 27 Jul 2017 -- Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada is hours away from resigning, local media say, as pressure mounts on the embattled minister over the suspected cover-up of information related to a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
- China, Japan dispute over Diaoyutais regular occurrence CNA 25 Jul 2017 -- The continuing dispute between China and Japan over sovereignty of the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea has become a regular occurrence since Tokyo made moves to nationalize the island chain in 2012, a senior Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official has said.
- Okinawa Government Files New Lawsuit Over US Air Base Relocation Sputnik 24 Jul 2017 -- The government of Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture filed yet another lawsuit in the Naha Regional Court, protesting against the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station from the city of Ginowan to Henoko district in the city of Nago, local media reported Monday.
- Japan's new air-to-ship supersonic missile has limited capacity, says expert People's Daily 20 Jul 2017 -- The air-to-ship supersonic missiles Japan plans to deploy will not be able to reach aircraft carrier formations because of their short range, a military expert said.
- Scandals Undermine Effort to Revise Japan's Pacifist Constitution VOA 20 Jul 2017 -- Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's falling approval ratings and his party's recent defeat in the local Tokyo metropolitan election, put at risk his longstanding goal to revise the country's pacifist constitution, even if his hold on power remains intact for now.
- Chinese Ships Warned to Leave After Entering Japanese Waters Sputnik 18 Jul 2017 -- Chinese government vessels entered Japanese waters on Monday and were issued a warning to leave.
- East China Sea Mission Marks New B-1B Bomber Milestone AFPS 10 Jul 2017 -- U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force units sharpened their combat skills July 6 during a bilateral mission over the East China Sea.
- With Eye on China, India, US and Japan Conduct Naval Drills VOA 10 Jul 2017 -- In a signal of deepening military cooperation between India, the United States and Japan, the three countries have deployed some of their largest warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean for an annual naval exercise that is conducted with an eye on China.
- US, South Korea, Japan Call for Stiffer Sanctions Against North Korea VOA 07 Jul 2017 -- Leaders from the United States, South Korea and Japan agreed Friday to urge the United Nations to speed up the implementation of sanctions against North Korea following the country's July 4 intercontinental missile launch.
- Tokyo Considers Pyongyang's Latest Missile Likely of ICBM Type - Official Sputnik 05 Jul 2017 -- The government of Japan considers that North Korea's latest missile, launched on Tuesday, was likely of the intercontinental ballistic type, country's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.
- Japan protests latest DPRK missile launch, analyzing ICBM claims People's Daily 04 Jul 2017 -- Japan has said it is currently analyzing claims by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) that it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier Tuesday.
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