Japan to dispatch its largest warship to the South China Sea

14/2/2017 From Japan – Sources said, Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship, the Izumo helicopter carrier, for three months to the South China Sea in May. – It will make stops in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. – It will also participate in joint naval exercise with Indian and US naval vessels in the Indian Ocean. This deployment of the warship will have an effect to reassure the countries which have territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. While China’s activity in the South China Sea is getting intense, there is little hope that members of ASEAN will be unified[…]

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Japan to Boost South China Sea Role with U.S.

Key details: 17/09/2016 from the UK Japan’s Defence Minister Tomomi Inada stated Japan will increase its engagement in the South China Sea, by Maritime Self-Defense Force joint training cruises with the US Navy, bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies and providing capacity building to neighbouring countries. In the meeting of Inada and US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, he guaranteed Japan is covered by the US nuclear umbrella. Japan showed its concern after Obama said he considers of abandoning the policy of the first-use option of nuclear weapon.   Assessment: After Philippines president Duterte claimed that US troops should stay out of his country and[…]

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North Korea’s Nuclear Test: China

Key details: 09/09/2016 from China -Chinese seismic network officially measured: 8:30 on September 9th in North Korea (41.40 degrees north latitude and 129.10 degrees east longitude) 5 earthquake occurred, focal depth of 0 km. North Korea Central Television said on 9th, North Korea successfully carried out nuclear tests. -According to an interview in Jilin province Yanbian CCTV reporter reports, Yanji felt obvious. People can clearly feel the furniture in the room shaking. However, in a very short duration, no large-scale evacuation. Jilin Yanji people shooting video display, the on 9th at 8:35 in the morning, Yanji City East Hill Primary School, the school organized the[…]

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