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Asia & Oceania 18 Aug 2019 | 5:37 AM

You can find Japan's oldest mosque in Kobe

Japan’s first mosque still stands today in the quaint district of Kitano in Kobe.

On The Beat 30 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Alma maters which matter

THE Convent Light Street in Penang will always be a special place for me. It remains the only sister school of my alma mater, St Xavier’s Institution, where I had my primary and secondary education.

World 30 Apr 2019 | 7:48 PM

Special Report: China's vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold its first fully democratic presidential election. Washington forcefully intervened to support its ally, sending two aircraft carrier battle groups to patrol nearby. The carriers, then as now the spearhead of American power, intimidated Beijing. The vote went ahead. The missiles stopped.

World 21 Apr 2019 | 2:26 PM

Indian, Australian warships arrive in China for naval parade

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit as China extends the hand of friendship despite regional tensions and suspicions.

World 21 Dec 2018 | 8:36 PM

Japan accuses South Korea of 'extremely dangerous' radar lock on plane

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya "strongly protested" to South Korea on Friday after a South Korean destroyer allegedly locked its targeting radar on a Japanese surveillance plane.

AseanPlus News 11 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

S. Korea begins naval event without Japan

Seoul: South Korea kicked off an international fleet review involving 13 nations, after Japan bowed out in protest at Seoul’s demand it remove a controversial “Rising Sun” naval flag from Tokyo’s warship.

World 10 Oct 2018 | 7:08 AM

Japan's women sailors serve on frontline of gender equality

ABOARD JS KAGA (Reuters) - Women serving on Japan's biggest warship, the Kaga, are a tight-knit group on the frontline of a push to transform the Japanese navy into a mixed-gender fighting force, where men outnumber them more than 10 to one.

Nation 19 Sep 2018 | 5:53 AM

Japanese navy makes call at Kuantan Port

KUANTAN: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessel JS Akebono has arrived here after completing anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 5:11 PM

Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'

(Reuters) - The wreck of the USS Lexington, an American warship sunk in a Pacific naval battle during the Second World War, has been found by a team working for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

AseanPlus News 22 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

North Korea breached UN sanctions, says Japan

TOKYO: Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the United Nations after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said.