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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Car carrier launch at MHI

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Lands Order for Japan’s First Methanol-Powered Car Carriers

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has been contracted to construct Japan’s first two methanol-fueled

13 mins ago
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Monday, April 1, 2024
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) sails alongside the Japanese Murasame-class destroyer Akebono (DD 108) in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 25, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo

Report: Biden Set for Deal to Allow U.S. Warship Repairs in Japan

TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is set to reach an agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to allow large U.S.

April 1, 2024
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Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Keoyoung Sun, a capsized South Korean-flagged chemical tanker, is seen off the western Japan city of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture in western Japan, March 20, 2024, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo via REUTERS

Eight Confirmed Dead as South Korean Chemical Tanker Capsizes Off Japan

Eight seafarers have died and two others are still missing after a South Korean chemical tanker, the Keoyoung Sun, capsized in severe weather off the coast of

March 20, 2024
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Monday, March 4, 2024
MAN Energy Solutions to Offer Ammonia-Fueled Ship Engines After 2027

MAN Energy Solutions to Offer Ammonia-Fueled Ship Engines After 2027

SINGAPORE, March 4 (Reuters) – MAN Energy Solutions plans to deliver later this year its first-ever engine fueled by ammonia for

March 4, 2024
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Monday, January 15, 2024
Naval diplomacy in London

Beyond G7 Gunboats: The Case for Naval Diplomacy to Secure the Red Sea

Both the G7 and the US-led military coalition have been unsuccessful in protecting trade in the Red Sea, Black Sea and other maritime regions. Is there a more

January 15, 2024
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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Japan airlines fire after coast guard collision

Five Dead After Japan Coast Guard Plane Collides With Airliner

By Daniel Leussink (Reuters) – All 379 people aboard a Japan Airlines (JAL) plane escaped the burning airliner after a collision

January 2, 2024
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Sunday, December 17, 2023
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida greets Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Philippines To Grant Japan Access to Military Bases

By Karen Lema (Reuters) The Philippines and Japan have started talks on a reciprocal access agreement that would allow the deployment of military forces on

December 17, 2023
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Friday, November 17, 2023
offshore wind farm

Offshore Wind Industry Crisis Deepens as Japan Firms Exit Taiwan Projects

By Sing Yee Ong (Bloomberg) — Japanese companies are dropping out of offshore wind projects in Taiwan, one of fastest growing markets for the

November 17, 2023
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Saturday, November 11, 2023
170409-N-GD109-009 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released)

Japan-Led Navy Exercise Starts With Philippines Observing For First Time

By Sakura Murakami ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Japan’s navy on Saturday announced the start of a joint annual

November 11, 2023
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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Japan's Prime Minister Kishida visits Philippines. Ezra Acayan/POOL via REUTERS

Japan Cooperating With Philippines, US To Protect South China Sea

By Karen Lema MANILA, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Saturday his country, the Philippines and the United States were

November 4, 2023
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Sunday, September 17, 2023
U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy team up in the South China Sea. Picture taken April 18, 2020. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Huynh/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Philippines Says Japan, Australia Keen On Joint Maritime Patrols

By Ian Sayson Sep 17, 2023 (Bloomberg) –The Philippine armed forces said Japan and Australia “expressed willingness” to take part in joint

September 17, 2023
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Saturday, August 26, 2023
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Photo taken by Kyodo. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Fukushima Wastewater Released Into The Ocean, China Bans All Japanese Seafood

By Sakura Murakami TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan started releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant

August 26, 2023
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Friday, August 18, 2023
A still image from a video, released by Russia's Defence Ministry, shows what it said to be Russian and Chinese navy ships jointly patrolling the Pacific Ocean and holding naval exercises in the East China Sea, in this image taken from footage released August 18, 2023. Russian Defence

Japan Scrambles Jets Amid Russian and Chinese Naval Patrol in Pacific

TOKYO, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Japan said on Friday it scrambled fighter jets after two Russian IL-38 information-gathering aircraft were

August 18, 2023
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Saturday, July 29, 2023
Foreign Ships, Aircraft In East And South China Seas Escalating Tensions – China’s Defense Ministry

Foreign Ships, Aircraft In East And South China Seas Escalating Tensions – China’s Defense Ministry

BEIJING, July 29 (Reuters) – The frequent dispatch of ships and aircraft by certain unnamed countries to “show off their military force

July 29, 2023
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Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Port of Nagoya

Japan’s Biggest Port Hit by Ransomware Cyberattack

By Nicholas Takahashi and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Japan’s biggest maritime port was crippled by an alleged Russian cyberattack, disrupting cargo as

July 5, 2023
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Saturday, July 1, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov is seen ahead of scheduled naval exercises in Richards Bay

Japan Says Russian Warships Spotted Near Taiwan, Okinawa Islands

TOKYO, July 1 (Reuters) – Japan’s defense ministry said late on Friday it had spotted two Russian Navy ships in the waters near Taiwan

July 1, 2023
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Saturday, June 17, 2023
Japan Hopes To Shore Up Philippines’ Defense Amid Taiwan Conflict Fears

Japan Hopes To Shore Up Philippines’ Defense Amid Taiwan Conflict Fears

By Tim Kelly, Sakura Murakami and Yukiko Toyoda TOKYO, June 16 (Reuters) – Japan is preparing military aid for the Philippines to help secure

June 17, 2023
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Monday, May 29, 2023
Philippines, U.S., Japan To Hold First-Ever Joint Coast Guard Exercise

Philippines, U.S., Japan To Hold First-Ever Joint Coast Guard Exercise

MANILA, May 29 (Reuters) – The coast guard of the United States, Japan and the Philippines will hold

May 29, 2023
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Sunday, May 28, 2023
North Korea Notifies Japan Of Plan To Launch Satellite

North Korea Notifies Japan Of Plan To Launch Satellite

By Hyunsu Yim and Nobuhiro Kubo SEOUL/TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) – North Korea has notified Japan of a plan to launch a satellite between May 31 and June

May 28, 2023
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Monday, May 22, 2023
Japanese Shipbuilders Embark on Liquid CO2 Tanker Project

Japanese Shipbuilders Embark on Liquid CO2 Tanker Project

In response to the increasing demand for CO2 transportation resulting from the growth of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, a group of Japan’s

May 22, 2023
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