11 articles tagged "Japan"
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China Pivots East: First Naval Exercise in the Mediterranean
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

It took place en route to joint Chinese-Russian drills in the Baltic amid their expanded military cooperation.

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US THAADs to South Korea. China launches carrier
DEBKAfile Special Report April 26, 2017

The US early Wednesday, April 26, began moving THAAD missile defense systems to central South Korea opposite the border with the North. Tuesday, the USS Michigan nuclear submarine docked in South Korea, after the North began a large-scale, long-range artillery fire drill. 

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With One Phone Call, Trump Fits China into his Evolving Policy Toolbox
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Taken with his détente with Putin, it was a gambit for driving a wedge between China and Russia.

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The Vast ISIS Arms Industry - a Major Intelligence Miss
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

ISIS buys raw materials for its sophisticated, professional industry in many countries.

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Asia in Nuclear Race: Japanese, South Korean “Bombs in the Basement.” India, Pakistan Upgrade
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

Even though Obama led a nuclear summit in Washington, no one mentioned the arms race in Asia with Japan and South Korea developing “bombs in the basement” and India and Pakistan upgrading their nuclear and nuclear-capable missile arsenals.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe
Japan Teams up with Israel against Cyber Links between China, North Korea, Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2014

Japan and Israel ink a deal to cooperate on cyber security, as Tokyo fears the expertise passing through China, North Korea, and Iran leaves it vulnerable.

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Saudis Procure a Pakistani Nuclear Shield & Troops, also Indian and Japanese Fleets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2014

Riyadh is clinching military deals with Pakistan, India and Japan to show Barack Obama when he comes for a visit that Saudi Arabia has new strategic partners against Iran.

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Tokyo, Japan faces North Korean threat
North Korea reportedly warns Tokyo would be first target of nuclear attack
DEBKAfile Special Report April 12, 2013

North Korea has reportedly warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target of a nuclear attack, in response to Japan’s orders to its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile that heads toward its territory. Japanese defense officials did not confirm their naval alert so as not to “show their cards” to North Korea. In Seoul Friday, April 12, US Secretary of State John Kerry said: “We will stand with South Korea and Japan against these threats. And we will defend ourselves," he said.

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North Korean soldiers out with trained dogs
North Korea to fire ballistic missile to Pacific. Iran unveils new uranium-processing facilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2013

Korean tensions again shot up Tuesday, April 9, with Pyongyang’s warning of a ballistic missile launch Wednesday at the Pacific and advice to foreigners to leave the South in case of war. In Tehran, the president unveiled two additional uranium-processing facilities at the central town of Ardakan, 120 km from large uranium mines in Saghand. Iran now threatens to quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty and so, debkafile reports, carry on developing nuclear weapons away from international oversight like its North Korean partner.

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EU executive Catherine Ashton with Iran's negotiator Saeed Jalili
Japan breaks oil embargo against Iran before Baghdad talks end
DEBKAfile Special Report May 23, 2012

A senior official in Tokyo announced Wednesday, May 23, that the Japanese government will seek parliamentary approval for a bill allowing Japanese firms to insure tankers carrying Iranian oil to Asia if European insurers refused to do so. The nuclear talks between the six powers and Iran in Baghdad Wednesday, instead of taking place under the shadow of tougher sanctions as Israel expected, saw the toughest one, the oil embargo, falling apart. Russian and British officials began raising the prospect of an Iran-Israel war.

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Washington spurns Tokyo's demand for reprisal against North Korea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2010

Washington rebuffed Japanese pressure for joint military action in retaliation for the North Korea's Nov. 23 artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong – or even build up its fighting forces on the peninsula – if only to deter more attacks. Two South Korean marines were killed and 17 soldiers and 3 civilians injured as the island's buildings went up in flames.  Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's demand for an urgent UN Security Council session was also spurned.

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