Tuesday, December 15, 2020
offshore wind farm under construction
Offshore

Japan Plans Major Offshore Wind Push to Hit Climate Goals

By Aya Takada (Bloomberg) — Japan will aim to more than quadruple offshore wind generation capacity in the decade to 2040 under plans to meet its mid-century emissions reduction target. The government...

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 886

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Defense

Japan and Australia Reach Breakthrough Security Pact Over Disputed South China Sea

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defense pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 2859

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Defense

Japan’s Sea Missile Defense System Faces Mounting Costs

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) – Basing Japan’s missile defense systems at sea may cost at least twice as much to complete as its now-abandoned plans for Aegis Ashore ground-based sites...

October 25, 2020
Total Views: 46

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Suiso Frontier hydrogen ship
Environment

Japan Doubles Down On Massive Hydrogen Ship Plan

TOKYO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Japan will seek to create a commercial hydrogen fuel supply chain by around 2030 to support reducing carbon emissions, Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said during...

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 262

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Vows to Help Japan Monitor ‘Unprecedented’ Chinese Incursion Around Disputed East China Sea Islands

By Tim Kelly TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. military will help Japan monitor “unprecedented” Chinese incursions around East China Sea islands controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing...

July 29, 2020
Total Views: 6

Thursday, July 9, 2020
offshore wind farm
Maritime News

Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 Years, Nikkei Says

TOKYO, July 9 (Reuters) – Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade,...

July 9, 2020
Total Views: 2

Monday, February 10, 2020
south korean shipbuilding
Maritime News

Japan Takes Second Complaint to WTO Over South Korean Shipbuilding

BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Japan launched a second complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday over support South Korea gives its shipbuilding industry, intensifying a wider dispute between...

February 10, 2020
Total Views: 21

Monday, February 3, 2020
Maritime News

Japanese Warship Departs for Gulf of Oman to Patrol Oil Lifeline

By Tim Kelly – YOKOSUKA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that...

February 3, 2020
Total Views: 43

Friday, January 24, 2020
Environment

Will Fukushima Waste Be Diluted And Dumped In The Pacific?

By Aaron Sheldrick (Reuters) – At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an...

January 24, 2020
Total Views: 4

Monday, October 7, 2019
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Maritime News

North Korean Fishing Boat’s Crew Rescued After Colliding with Japanese Ship

By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat...

October 7, 2019
Total Views: 3

Friday, August 2, 2019
cape sampagita
Finance

Japan’s K-Line Convicted Of Cartel Conduct By Australian Court

by Niyati Shetty (Reuters) Japanese shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K-Line) was convicted of criminal cartel conduct and ordered to pay a A$34.5 million ($23.50 million) fine by a...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 5

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Navy

Japan Will Not Send Warships To Strait of Hormuz

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) – Japan will not send warships to join a U.S.-led maritime force to guard oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz fearing a military response from...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 6

Thursday, November 15, 2018
south Korean trawlers collision
Maritime News

Japanese, South Korean Trawlers Collide in Sea of Japan

TOKYO/SEOUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A South Korean trawler and a Japanese fishing boat collided in the Sea of Japan on Thursday about 330 km (205 miles) northeast of an...

November 15, 2018
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
south korean shipbuilding
Maritime News

Japan Takes South Korea to WTO Over Financial Support for Shipbuilders

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Japan has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to contest what it says is illegal financial support given by South...

November 13, 2018
Total Views: 1

Saturday, November 3, 2018
japan-navy-warship
Navy

U.S. Navy Conducts Biggest Ever Japan Defense War Game

By Tim Kelly (Reuters) – U.S. fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian...

November 3, 2018
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
oldendorff ship hits bridge
Maritime News

Cargo Ship Hits Bridge in Japan, Cutting Off Water Supply and Internet to 15,000

The Japanese island of Suo-Oshima is without water and internet this week after a ship hit a bridge on Monday, taking out piping on the underside of the bridge. Officials...

October 23, 2018
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
port of rotterdam
Maritime News

Japan, EU Sign Free Trade Pact Amid Worries About Trump

By Stanley White TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) – Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight...

July 17, 2018
Total Views: 0

Sunday, June 24, 2018
lng tanker grand aniva
Maritime News

China Sails Past Japan to Become World’s Largest Buyer of Natural Gas

By Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — China’s drive for cleaner skies has pushed it past Japan to become the world’s largest buyer of natural gas, a milestone for a nation that...

June 24, 2018
Total Views: 9

Friday, June 15, 2018
Trade routes of Rinko Corp
Maritime News

Tiny Japan Shipping Shares Jump On North Korea Detente Hopes

by Yoshiyuki Osada (Reuters) – Shares of small Japanese shippers jumped this week after the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sparked...

June 15, 2018
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
News

Japan Says Suspected Chinese Ship Spotted Breaking North Korea Sanctions

TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) – Japan on Tuesday said it had detected what appeared to be a Chinese-flagged vessel, 350 km (218 miles) off Shanghai, conducting illegal transfers to a...

May 29, 2018
Total Views: 1