Guidelines

Japan's defense cooperation with U.S. to expand to five areas,...
The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo and Washington will expand the areas of defense cooperation from the current three to five under new guidelines that clearly mention Japan’s outlying islands.
Defense minister discusses revised military collaboration pact...
Defense Minister Gen Nakatani meets with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on April 8. (Pool)
Defense Minister Gen Nakatani met with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 8 in Tokyo as part of the process to revise defense cooperation guidelines between ...
Survey: Many doctors deviate from standard treatments for allergy...
Epipen, a drug to attenuate allergy symptoms (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Many Japanese physicians are treating allergic reactions in ways that are inconsistent with expert guidelines, depriving patients of more effective means to alleviate their...
Abe plans U.S. visit, summit with Obama during Golden Week holidays
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explains what his Cabinet plans to do at a news conference held in late December. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama during a visit to the United States over the Golden Week national holidays between late April and...
EDITORIAL: New defense guidelines could move beyond limits set by...
High-ranking Japanese and U.S. officials shake hands at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Oct. 8 before the start of a meeting on formulating the new guidelines for bilateral defense cooperation. (Jun Ueda)
The envisioned new guidelines for defense cooperation between Japan and the United States, as outlined by an interim report, would be based on dangerously stretched...
Japan, U.S. agree to revise defense guidelines by end of 2014
Demonstrators in 1999 march in Fukuoka to protest bills to revise the Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan, increasingly concerned about China’s maritime expansion and North Korea’s belligerence, received an agreement from the United States to complete revisions of their...
Council draws up guidelines to reduce Mt. Fuji accidents in...
Visitors flock to the fifth station of Mt. Fuji on July 6. (Jun Ueda)
New government guidelines urge ill-prepared and inexperienced climbers to stay off Mount Fuji during the more dangerous off-season.
Japan to review defense guidelines with U.S. to counter China, N....
The Asahi Shimbun
Japan and the United States will start reviewing their defense cooperation guidelines to strengthen the alliance against China’s military buildup and North Korea’s missile...
Japan, U.S. agree to look at revising defense pact
Japan's Ground Self Defense Force members take part in an amphibious assault exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps on Guam in September, 2012. (The Asahi Shimbun)
The governments of Japan and the United States have agreed to consider revising their bilateral defense cooperation guidelines, mainly to deal with a resurgent China, and...
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