US, Japan & South Korea Discuss Regularizing Military Drills to Counter DPRK

North Korean rocket artillery fire a volley of short-range ballistic missiles in a drillInternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Top security officials from the United States, Japan, and South Korea in a joint statement said they discussed the regularization of military exercises to deter and respond to North Korea’s missile threats. Earlier in the day, North Korean state […]

Explosion Sounds Off Amid Japanese PM’s Wakayama Speech, Kishida Unharmed

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio KishidaInternationalIndiaAfricaThe Japanese prime minister was at the Wakayama fishing port to give a public speech in support of the upcoming election in the district. Reports have stated the official sustained no injuries.Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was evacuated early Saturday from a venue in Japan’s Wakayama city after an explosion sounded […]

Kishida Reportedly Delivers Public Address in Wakayama Despite Saturday Incident

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a joint news conference with South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo March 16, 2023.InternationalIndiaAfricaTOKYO (Sputnik) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has decided to hold three public events on Saturday despite the incident in Wakayama, a local news agency reported, citing […]

Two Suspicious Items Reportedly Seized From Wakayama Incident Scene

Japanese policeInternationalIndiaAfricaTOKYO (Sputnik) – Japanese investigators on Saturday seized two cylindrical objects believed to contain explosives from the scene of an incident in the prefecture of Wakayama, where Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was due to deliver a speech, Japanese broadcaster reported, citing investigative sources. The sound of a loud explosion was heard at 11:30 a.m. […]

Five Bodies, Part of Missing Japan’s Military Helicopter Found Off Okinawa, Media Reports

UH60 Black Hawk helicoptersInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Deep-sea divers on Sunday discovered the remains of Japan’s UH-60JA military helicopter that went missing last week and the bodies of five people at a depth of 106 meters (348 feet) off the southern prefecture of Okinawa, Japanese news agency reported, citing Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) officials. It remains […]

Possible Gunpowder Seized From Home of Suspected Bomber in Japan’s Wakayama – Reports

Police officers. Japan (File)InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Police in Japan seized a computer and a gunpowder-like substance from the house of 24-year-old Ryuji Kimura, suspected of throwing an explosive device toward Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the Japanese broadcaster reported on Sunday. The search of Kimura’s home in Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture lasted more than seven hours […]

Japan’s Hypersonic Weapons Won’t Make Asia-Pacific More Secure, But the Contrary, Expert Warns

Artist’s conception of a hypersonic missile during its launch phase.InternationalIndiaAfricaThe Japanese Defense Ministry is reportedly seeking to obtain a long-range hypersonic weapon (LRHW) and Tomahawk cruise missiles from the US. Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov has explained to Sputnik why this could end badly for Tokyo.”Japan is working on hypersonic technologies together with the Americans, […]