Japan Extends Support to Southeast Asia Against China

Japan Extends Support to Southeast Asia Against China

Japan has offered its support to Southeast Asian nations in their fight to combat the unilateral, dangerous and coercive activities taking place in the South China Sea. The Japan Defense Minister General Nakatani, made the announcement on Saturday, June 4, 2016, according to Reuters. The efforts were spearheaded by Tokyo’s own interests in safeguarding its […]

North Korea Claims to Have Launched Satellite for Science

North Korea Claims to Have Launched Satellite for Science

According to North Korea’s state-run television network, on March 17, 2016, it was reported they launched a satellite into space. CNN reported this action was referred to as “destabilizing and provocative” by the United States. The KCNA network stated that Kwangmyongsong-4, the carrier rocket, was launched from the Space Center in Sahoe, on Sunday, March 13, […]

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

According to media reports, Japan announced on Nov. 28, 2015, that it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order against the activity. In letters to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Japanese government confirmed its plan to kill minke whales for “scientific research” beginning March 2016. […]

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