TOKYO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, keeping up pressure on Japan to cut its trade surplus with the United States, said on Tuesday American goods and services too often faced barriers in Japan and a bilateral trade agreement offered the best way forward. | Video
YOKOSUKA Built to hunt Russian submarines, Canadian frigate HMCS Calgary is instead chasing Japanese and U.S. subs in western Pacific drills as Canada joins other maritime nations in seeking to contain Chinese influence in the Indo Pacific.
ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN 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 warship for the biggest combat readiness war game ever staged in and around Japan.
ABOARD JS KAGA Japan's Kaga helicopter carrier is not the biggest, fastest or most powerful warship to sail the seas, but its 500 crew wage a daily war on dirt and grime to keep it the cleanest. | Video
ABOARD JS KAGA Women serving on Japan's biggest warship, the Kaga, are a tight-knit group on the frontline of a push to transform the Japanese navy into a mixed-gender fighting force, where men outnumber them more than 10 to one. | Video
TOKYO U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he would coordinate closely with Japan during denuclearisation talks with North Korea and promised to raise the issue of the abductions of Japanese citizens in his meetings in Pyongyang. | Video
TOKYO, Oct 6 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe and other officials ahead of his fourth visit to
North Korea for denuclearization talks with its leader Kim Jong
* Kaga drilled with Philippines, Indonesia, British navies
COLOMBO Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka's Colombo harbour this weekend, marking Tokyo's highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the region's vital commercial sea lanes.
ABOARD THE KAGA, Indian Ocean Japan's biggest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, joined naval drills with Britain's HMS Argyll in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday as the frigate headed toward the contested South China Sea and East Asia.