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Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

Oct. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. Hours later, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command called the Russian...

Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties despite strains

Oct. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and South Korea spoke by phone on Friday, saying they would look to deepen ties in the face of regional security threats despite strained bilateral relations. Although they share a key ally in the U.S. and common concerns over facing...

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian warship pushed U.S. destroyer from an area near Russia's waters in the Sea of Japan

Oct. 15, 2021 10:12 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Defense Ministry: Russian warship pushed U.S. destroyer from an area near Russia's waters in the Sea of Japan.

TSMC plans chip plant in Japan, says supply shortages easing

Oct. 15, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. has confirmed it is planning to build a computer chip factory in Japan. TSMC’s CEO C.C. Wei said the company, the world’s biggest contract producer of semiconductors, was expanding to better serve its customers and enhance its...

In Japanese court, 5 ask N. Korea to pay for their suffering

Oct. 14, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Five people who say they were promised “paradise on Earth” in North Korea but suffered human rights violations instead told a Japanese court Thursday that they were deceived and kidnapped to that country and that they now want its leader Kim Jong Un to compensate them. ...

Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

Oct. 14, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for elections that will be the country's first of the pandemic. At stake in the Oct. 31 polls will be how Japan faces a potential coronavirus...

Japan’s prime minister dissolves the lower house of parliament, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections

Oct. 14, 2021 00:09 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister dissolves the lower house of parliament, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections.

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

Oct. 09, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle in Asia, where...

Kishida vows to lead with 'trust and empathy' to fix Japan

Oct. 08, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In his first policy speech, new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida promised Friday to strengthen the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic in case of another resurgence and revive its battered economy while bolstering defenses against threats from China and North...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

Oct. 08, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle in Asia, where...