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Japan says to push for arms development deal with Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:33

Japan`s defence minister said on Tuesday he wants to meet his Australian counterpart this month to push for agreement to jointly develop military technology, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s drive for a more robust military.

India, Japan to strengthen defence cooperation

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 00:30

India and Japan on Saturday reaffirmed their determination to further strengthen bilateral defense cooperation between the two countries.

India, Japan defence minister-level talks on Monday

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 01:00

Ways to strengthen military ties and sale of Japanese amphibious aircraft to Indian armed forces are expected to be discussed during the meeting of the Defence Ministers of the two countries here on Monday.

China slams Japan defence spending plan

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 19:37

China has denounced Japan`s plans to boost military purchases, accusing it of playing up regional tensions as an "excuse" to ramp up defence spending.

Japan eyeing Marines, drones in defence paper: Reports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 14:12

Nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan needs to discuss the idea of having some kind of first strike provision if it is to effectively counter threats from North Korea`s nuclear and missile programmes.

Japan defence paper `irresponsible`: China

Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 11:55

Japan has voiced concern over China`s growing assertiveness in South China Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Japan shifts defence focus to China, North Korea

Last Updated: Friday, December 17, 2010, 08:58

Japan said it would shift its defence focus from the Soviet Cold War threat.

India, Japan agree to take forward defence exchanges

Last Updated: Monday, November 09, 2009, 18:48

India and Japan on Monday agreed to step up defence cooperation, and expressed their commitment to contribute to bilateral and regional cooperation in areas like ASEAN Regional Forum, peacekeeping and disaster relief.

Japan defence chief mulls Afghan involvement

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 16:20

Japan Defence Minister Kitazawa has said he would study sending military personnel to help rebuild war-torn Afghanistan.