SDF chief says South China Sea surveillance possible
A Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C patrol aircraft takes off from Palawan Island in the western Philippines on June 23 for a joint exercise with the Philippines military over the South China Sea. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
WASHINGTON--Japan's top military commander, Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, said on July 16 he expected China to become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, and it was...
Secom developing surveillance airship ahead of Tokyo Olympics
A Secom prototype of its unmanned surveillance airship is seen in a diorama on Dec. 24 in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward. (Keiichi Kitagawa)
Secom Co. intends to be Tokyo's eye in the sky for major events in Japan from 2016.
Chinese air force flies 'routine' patrols in new air defense zone
A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen at Jining Airport in Shandong province in November 2009. (Pool)
BEIJING--China said Nov. 28 that several Su-30 and J-11 fighter jets conducted “routine” patrols in its new air defense zone in the East China Sea that includes airspace...
Japan Coast Guard to bolster patrols around Senkaku Islands
Japan Coast Guard cutters keep a close watch on Chinese surveillance ships near the Senkaku Islands. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Japan Coast Guard is planning to create a fleet of 12 cutters to patrol the waters around the Senkaku Islands in response to the constant presence there of ships affiliated ...
Police patrols intensify in Fukushima no-entry areas
Police officers watch the road from a police car in Tomioka in the no-entry zone around Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at around 10 p.m. (Ikuro Aiba)
TOMIOKA, Fukushima Prefecture--Nearly a year after the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident, law enforcement officers are vigorously patrolling the 20-kilometer...
China to expand patrols to cover Senkaku isles, gas field
The Senkaku Islands (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration plans to expand its aerial patrols to cover areas of dispute between Japan and China, including the Senkaku Islands and the ...
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