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U.S. Navy halts search for three sailors lost in Philippine Sea air crash

TOKYO A U.S. Navy said it has called off a search for three sailors missing since a transport plane crashed in the Philippines Sea south of Japan on Wednesday enroute to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

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Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance

NEW DELHI The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.

World, Australia, Nov 22 2017

Japan special panel to weigh timing of emperor's abdication

TOKYO The timing of Emperor Akihito's abdication, Japan's first in nearly two centuries, is to be discussed by a special panel that will meet from Dec. 1, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

World, Nov 21 2017

Exclusive: Nippon offer prompted Axalta to end Akzo Nobel merger talks -source

Japan's Nippon Paint Holdings Co Ltd made an all-cash offer on Tuesday to acquire Axalta Coating Systems Ltd , a source familiar with the matter said, prompting Axalta to end merger talks with Akzo Nobel NV .

Nov 21 2017

U.S. marine accused of drunk driving after Japanese man dies in crash

TOKYO A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old U.S. marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the U.S. military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.

World, Nov 21 2017

Japan Tobacco's new CEO lights up Imperial with M&A talk

TOKYO/LONDON Japan Tobacco Inc sparked takeover speculation on Tuesday by naming a new chief executive who wants the world's third-largest international tobacco maker to do more overseas acquisitions to offset falling cigarette sales at home.

Nov 21 2017