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Tim Kelly

Dec 23 2016

Exclusive: Japan seeks to win Thai air defense radar contract - sources

TOKYO Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese government officials and one industry source.

Nov 25 2016

Exclusive: Japan's MHI U.S. Army vehicle suspension may mark milestone for defense exports

TOKYO Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has designed a new suspension for the U.S. Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle, said two sources with direct knowledge of the matter, potentially the first Japanese defense hardware built for export in decades.

Nov 17 2016

Airbus to announce jetliner sale to Japan's Peach Aviation: sources

PARIS/TOKYO Airbus is set to announce an order from Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation, industry sources said, in a move that could help the planemaker narrow a gap with rival Boeing in their race to supply to Asia's No.2 aviation market.

Nov 11 2016

Trump sees Japan's Abe as ally in push back against China: adviser

TOKYO U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's meeting next week with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may mark the start of talks to garner Japan's support for a push back against China's growing influence in Asia, a security adviser to Trump said.

Nov 01 2016

Sharp forecasts first annual operating profit in three years

TOKYO Japan's Sharp Corp on Tuesday forecast its first annual operating profit in three years after it cut jobs and withdrew from its loss-making television business in North America.

Oct 31 2016

Japan shippers plan container operations merger to survive industry slump

TOKYO Japan's top three shippers said they will integrate their container shipping operations to create the world's sixth-largest fleet, joining a growing trend of consolidation in an industry battling its worst-ever downturn.

Oct 28 2016

Japanese shippers kicked when down as strong yen worsens weak outlook

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Oct 28 Japan's big three shippers will report earnings on Monday as yen strength threatens to widen annual loss estimates, in a sector shaken by shrinking demand and over capacity that has already sunk a major carrier.

Oct 25 2016

San Diego to South China Sea: U.S. Navy tested new command in latest challenge to China

TOKYO The U.S. Navy destroyer that sailed near Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea last week was under orders from the Third Fleet headquarters in San Diego, a first aimed at bolstering U.S. maritime power in the region, two sources said.

Oct 22 2016

Japanese and British fighter planes meet for first time since World War Two

MISAWA, Japan British fighter planes will take on Japanese aircraft for the first time since World War Two in aerial combat drills following the arrival in Japan on Saturday of four Royal Air Force Typhoon Eurofighters. | Video

Oct 21 2016

As Duterte embraces China, Japan's Abe set to roll out warm welcome

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans private personal meetings with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Tokyo next week, three sources said, seeking to keep him onside with U.S.-led efforts to contain Beijing's South China Sea ambitions.

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