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June 2019 - Japan Special Weapons News
- Putin, Abe Hail 'Substantive Dialogue' On Kurile Islands Standoff RFE/RL 29 Jun 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to expand bilateral economic ties but failed to make progress toward a peace agreement to formally end World War II.
- Abe After Talks With Putin: It Is Now More Clear What Issues to Resolve to Sign Peace Deal Sputnik 29 Jun 2019 -- On Possible Joint Activities on Nuclear Energy in Third Countries
- Trump calls for revising 'unfair' US-Japan military treaty in meeting with Abe Press TV 29 Jun 2019 -- US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticized a decades-old military treaty with Japan as "unfair," says he told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the latest meeting that the deal needs to be revised.
- Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 27 Jun 2019
- Trump criticizes Japan defense pact again Global Times 27 Jun 2019 -- US President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the US-Japan security alliance, saying "if we're attacked, Japan doesn't have to help us at all," which analysts believe is Trump's way of trying to squeeze Japan to pay more for the cost of US military presence in Japan.
- US Confirms No Withdrawal From Defence Treaty - Japan Sputnik 25 Jun 2019 -- The pact was made after World War II and has formed the foundation for the alliance between the former enemies. It guarantees that the US should come to Japan's defence if it is attacked but has no such obligations in the other direction.
- USS Ronald Reagan, JMSDF Conduct Bilateral Exercises NNS 24 Jun 2019 -- The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in bilateral exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DDH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108) June 20.
- Russian Bombers Escorted by Japanese Fighters During Planned Flight in Pacific Ocean - MoD Sputnik 20 Jun 2019 -- Earlier in the day, the Japanese Defence Ministry claimed as quoted by the NHK broadcaster that a Russian bomber had illegally entered the national airspace of Japan twice on Thursday.
- Japan Plans to Resume F-35A Fighter Flights After April Crash – Reports Sputnik 20 Jun 2019 -- Japan is going to resume flights of F-35A fighter jets that were suspended after the April crash of such a plane, local media reported on Thursday.
- Wasp, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Ships Sail in Philippine Sea NNS 18 Jun 2019 -- The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, led by Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182), completed a transit through the Philippine Sea, June 16.
- Japanese Gov't Expresses Concern Over US Sending Additional 1,000 Troops to Middle East Sputnik 18 Jun 2019 -- The Japanese government expressed concern on Tuesday over the United States' plans to deploy additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East following the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
- 'Japan dismisses US claim that Iran attacked tankers' Press TV 16 Jun 2019 -- Japanese officials say Tokyo has dismissed a claim by the United States that Iran attacked two oil tankers – both of them carrying "Japanese-related" cargo – in the Sea of Oman.
- Japan calls for international inquiry into tankers explosion IRNA 15 Jun 2019 -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Saturday called for UN inquiry about the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, one of which was operated by a Japanese company.
- Japanese Warships Heading to Australia for Landmark Visit VOA 13 Jun 2019 -- For the first time, a Japanese navy ship will take part in joint military exercises in Australian waters. Analysts say it is a sign of growing defense ties between the Asia-Pacific partners. Last week the Australian government was criticized for not giving advance notice of a visit by Chinese warships to Sydney.
- Leader to Japan PM: Trump not worthy of exchanging messages with Press TV 13 Jun 2019 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei dismisses US President Donald Trump as a person not worthy of a response or a message, stressing that negotiations with Washington cannot help solve any problem.
- Supreme Leader Tells Japan's PM Iran Won't Negotiate With U.S. Again RFE/RL 13 Jun 2019 -- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Iran will not repeat what he called a "bitter experience" of negotiating with the United States amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington.
- Japan to keep contact with US, Iran to lower tensions: Official IRNA 13 Jun 2019 -- Japan is willing to make further efforts in favor of peace and stability in the region and the world through follow-up communications with Tehran and Washington, press secretary of Japan's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
- USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Sail Together in the South China Sea NNS 12 Jun 2019 -- The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in a cooperative deployment with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108) June 10-12.
- Japan's Abe Urges Patience in Effort to Ease US-Iran Tensions VOA 12 Jun 2019 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of another military conflict in the Middle East if the global community is not more patient in the quest to ease escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.
- PM Abe calls Iran significant country, voices Japan's readiness to help ease tensions Press TV 12 Jun 2019 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country aims to play a role in easing tensions surrounding Iran, as he highlights peace and tranquility in the Middle East are very important for the entire world.
- Japan's Abe On Tehran Mission To Help Ease U.S.-Iran Tensions RFE/RL 12 Jun 2019 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a military conflict should be avoided at all costs amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran.
- Stealth Fighter Autopsy: Japanese Military Reveals What Caused F-35 Crash Sputnik 10 Jun 2019 -- A representative of the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force claimed that they found "nothing abnormal" about the aircraft's body, which led the officials to suspect human error as the cause of the stealth fighter's demise.
- Iran: Abe visit success depends on unwinding US measures Press TV 08 Jun 2019 -- Iran's top security body says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to Tehran can be successful if efforts are made to return the US to the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal and lift sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
- People Living Near US Airbase to Receive Multimillion Compensation – Reports Sputnik 06 Jun 2019 -- Yokota Air Base is located in the city of Fussa in the western suburbs of Tokyo. It hosts the US Air Force and Japan's Air Defence Command Headquarters.
- Japan's Abe to Visit Iran Soon To Help Ease Tensions With U.S. RFE/RL 06 Jun 2019 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran in the near future, Japan's government spokesman has said, as Tokyo hopes to ease tensions between Washington and Tehran.
- Washington, Tokyo Defense Ministries Agree to Cooperate in 'New Domains' Sputnik 06 Jun 2019 -- During a visit by Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to Tokyo earlier this week, Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said the two nations had agreed to cooperate in "new domains" in the Indo-Pacific region, including space and cyberspace.
- Minju Joson on Japan's Intention in SDF Overseas Operation KCNA 05 Jun 2019 -- The Maritime "Self-Defense Force" of Japan joined the U.S.-led drills in the Pacific in May.
- Japan-Republic of Korea-United States Defense Ministerial Meeting Joint Press Statement DoD 02 Jun 2019
- Australia-Japan-United States Strategic Action Agenda DoD 01 Jun 2019
- Australia-Japan-United States Defense Ministers Meeting Joint Press Statement DoD 01 Jun 2019
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