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Exclusive: Japan may still build Aegis Ashore despite reports of cancellation, source says

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan may still build Aegis Ashore missile defense systems to defend against attacks by North Korea and other regional rivals, including China, a source told Reuters just weeks after reports that the proposal had been killed.

日本、イージス・アショア配備再開も 海上や沿岸に発射台設置案

10 Jul 2020

[東京 10日 ロイター] - 配備手続きの停止を決めた迎撃ミサイルシステム、イージス・アショアについて、日本政府が再び計画を進める可能性があることが10日、明らかになった。関係者によると、レーダーと発射台を別々の場所に設置し、ブースター落下の危険性を取り除くことを検討しているという。

日本、イージス・アショア配備再開も 海上や沿岸に発射台設置案=関係者

10 Jul 2020

[東京 10日 ロイター] - 配備手続きの停止を決めた迎撃ミサイルシステム、イージス・アショアについて、日本政府が再び計画を進める可能性があることが10日、明らかになった。関係者によると、レーダーと発射台を別々の場所に設置し、ブースター落下の危険性を取り除くことを検討しているという。

Sushi meets AI - Japanese inventor's app scopes out choice tuna cuts

06 Jul 2020

TOKYO If you've ever bought supermarket sushi, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night. But "disappointing" tuna sparked an idea: he'd develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system to make sure your sashimi is always delicious. | Video

U.S. Navy carriers conduct South China Sea drills as Chinese ships watch

06 Jul 2020

TOKYO Two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are conducting exercises in the contested South China Sea within sight of Chinese naval vessels spotted near the flotilla, the commander of one of the carriers, the USS Nimitz, told Reuters on Monday.

Explainer: Strike capability, other military options on table after Japan's Aegis U-Turn

03 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan's decision to scrap two Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence systems means it must find other ways to defend a 3,000-kilometre archipelago along Asia's eastern edge.

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

30 Jun 2020

TOKYO As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages. | Video

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

26 Jun 2020

TOKYO As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages.

Japan to consider strike capability to replace missile defence system

25 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japan is to consider the acquisition of weapons able to strike enemy missile launchers to bolster defence against North Korea after a decision to cancel the Aegis Ashore missile defence system, the defence minister said on Thursday.

U.S. military commander says China pushing territorial claims under cover of coronavirus

05 Jun 2020

TOKYO China is using the coronavirus as a cover to push territorial claims in the South China Sea through a surge in naval activity meant to intimidate other countries that claim the waters, the commander of U.S. Forces in Japan said on Friday.

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