The US has apologised to Japan over a recent series of accidents involving US military equipment that have sparked anger over American operations in the country.
Faced with aggressive North Korea, Japan unveils $46 billion defence budget; govt says it will 'continue strengthening military'
Japan's defence budget will swell to a record $46 billion for the next fiscal year, the government said on Thursday, as the nation shores up its missile shield against the threat posed by North Korea
US, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills, as tensions rise in the region over North Korea’s fast-developing weapons programmes
North Korea missile launch: Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe calls move 'violent act' that 'can never be tolerated'
Japan's prime minister said Wednesday that the latest North Korean missile launch was a "violent act" that "can never be tolerated" after the ICBM splashed down in its exclusive economic zone
Shinzo Abe visit: Forget bullet train, the real thrust of India-Japan relationship is on defence, China
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe wasn't bluffing when he called both nations as "natural partners" in 2015.
India and Japan on Tuesday resolved to further strengthen military cooperation as the two countries held wide-ranging talks on bilateral defence and security ties amid escalating tension in the region in the wake of the powerful nuclear test by North Korea.
A huge submarine deal is on the table this week when Japan and Australia meet to shore up their military relationship, as the security architecture of the Asia-Pacific shifts to meet the challenge of a rising China.
In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.
At the meeting, Onodera also briefed Antony about Japan's National Security Strategy and the National Defence Program Guidelines, which were adopted in December 2013.
Russia has been expanding its trade ties in Asia and President Vladimir Putin has actively sought closer relations with Japan, partly as a counter for China's rising military power