The Japanese island chain of Okinawa has marked the 50th anniversary of the end of US occupation after 27 years and its return to Japan amid protests against a continued heavy US military presence and lack of support from the mainland.
A group of Japanese tourists have traveled to Iran after a two-year standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic which ground the entire tourism sector to a halt worldwide.
North Korea has fired at least three ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast as tensions are once again rising on the troubled Korean Peninsula and in the Pacific region.
The United States is struggling to find allies in the Indo-Pacific region who would be willing to host its intermediate-range missiles (IRBM), a new report has found.
The leaders of Japan and Thailand announced a new defense agreement on Monday as well as plans to upgrade their economic relations, as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wrapped up the last leg of a three-nation tour of Southeast Asia.
Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani slams the “illegitimate” presence of foreign powers in the strategic Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, urging collective cooperation among regional countries to ensure stability and security.
Coronavirus infections in Asia passed 100 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region records a resurgence in cases, dominated by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant.
Hundreds of thousands of people in northeast Japan remain without power more than 10 hours after a powerful earthquake that killed at least four people.
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 jolted Japan's northeast coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo where it left hundreds of thousands without power, and reviving memories of a devastating quake 11 years earlier.
The Japan's military says North Korea has fired an apparent ballistic missile in its first test since launching a raft of projectiles in January.