Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
October 2017 - Japan Special Weapons News
- Secretary General: NATO stands in solidarity with Asia-Pacific region NATO 31 Oct 2017 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit to Japan on Tuesday (31 October 2017), with a speech at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that North Korea's destabilising behaviour poses a threat to international peace and security, and that NATO stands in solidarity with its partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Joint press point by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe NATO 31 Oct 2017
- The geography of danger has shifted - Speech by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Japan National Press Club NATO 31 Oct 2017
- US Navy, Marines Launch Drills in Okinawa Ahead of Trump Visit to Asia Sputnik 31 Oct 2017 -- Trump will arrive in South Korea on November 8 during his 12-day trip to the region - the longest visit to Asia by a US president in the last 25 years.
- Trilateral Cooperation Needed to Combat North Korean Threat AFPS 31 Oct 2017 -- The world is united against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and nations are working together to counter the dangers of Kim Jong Un's ambitions, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Oct. 29 following the trilateral military meeting with South Korean and Japanese leaders.
- Dunford Hosts Trilateral Meeting With South Korean, Japanese Military Leaders AFPS 30 Oct 2017 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff hosted a trilateral conference with South Korean and Japanese military leaders here yesterday.
- Japan's ruling LDP wins majority in lower house election amid opposition splitting-up People's Daily 23 Oct 2017 -- Japan's ruling camp grouped by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner, the Komeito Party, has won a two-thirds "super majority" in Sunday's lower house election, according to vote counting results reported by public broadcaster NHK.
- Japan's PM vows to 'deal firmly' with N Korea immediately after he won elections Press TV 23 Oct 2017 -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to "deal firmly" with North Korea, immediately after he won a landslide "super-majority" in the snap elections he had called, for an increased mandate to deal with the "crises" facing his country.
- Japanese PM Extends Power in Snap Election VOA 23 Oct 2017 -- As expected, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a decisive victory in Sunday's early election to extend its hold on power, and to continue efforts to lift constraints on the military imposed by the country's pacifist constitution.
- PM Abe set to win by landslide in Japan snap elections Press TV 22 Oct 2017 -- A coalition led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to win by landslide in the country's snap parliamentary elections.
- Exit Polls: Japan Abe's Coalition Set to Win Snap Vote VOA 22 Oct 2017 -- Exit polls indicate Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is on track for a comfortable victory in Sunday's general election.
- Japan PM Confident Ahead of Sunday's Election VOA 20 Oct 2017 -- Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's conservative coalition is increasingly confident it will win a decisive victory in Sunday's early election, and hold on to its current two-thirds majority in parliament.
- US, Japan agree to pile toughest diplomatic pressure on North Korea Press TV 17 Oct 2017 -- The United States and Japan have agreed to pile the toughest possible diplomatic pressure on North Korea amid tensions about Pyongyang's intensified nuclear and weapons program.
- U.S., Japan, South Korea sharpen skills with nighttime training AFNS 11 Oct 2017 -- U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and South Korean air force units sharpened their combat skills during a sequenced bilateral mission near the Sea of Japan Oct. 10, 2017.
- US bombers conduct firing drill over Korean Peninsula Press TV 11 Oct 2017 -- The US military has flown two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula as part of a combined firing drill with Japan and South Korea in the region, fueling tensions with Pyongyang over nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
- Supersonic US B-1B Bombers Fly Near Korean Peninsula in Drill Sputnik 11 Oct 2017 -- US Air Force, South Korean Air Force and Japanese Air-Self Defense jets conducted a military training exercise over the Sea of Japan Tuesday night, according to a US military statement, to hone their "combat skills."
- U.S. strategic bombers fly over Korean Peninsula in show of force against DPRK People's Daily 11 Oct 2017 -- Two U.S. strategic bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula Tuesday night in an apparent show of force against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Wednesday.
- Election campaigning kicks off in Japan Press TV 10 Oct 2017 -- Campaigning has begun in Japan for snap general elections, which mainly pit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) against Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's newly-founded Party of Hope.
- Chinese Ships Reportedly Enter Japanese Waters Near Disputed Senkaku Islands Sputnik 05 Oct 2017 -- Japan's Coast Guard claim that four China's patrol ships entered Japan's territorial waters near disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, local media reported Thursday.
- New Japanese Conservative Party Complicates Election Outlook VOA 05 Oct 2017 -- The emergence of a new conservative-leaning Japanese political party is presenting an unexpected challenge to Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition in the snap election he recently scheduled to extend his hold on power.
- Japan - AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) DSCA 04 Oct 2017 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs). The estimated cost is $113 million.
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