Japan

US Building More Military Bases In Philippines

In an apparent effort to counter Chinese aggression, the US pushed for an agreement to build four new military facilities in the Philippines. The new military bases will give US military operations an extra edge against future Chinese aggressions against the US allies such as Japan, Taiwan and Philippines.

Who Is Winning The US-China Chip War?

The new cold war has taken a dramatic turn in the past few years. Two world superpowers are battling each other for a very tiny resource, the semiconductors. The US has been trying to limit China’s access to the huge chip industry, an industry worth $500 billion. But so far, the US is winning the US-China Chip warfare.

12 Most Powerful Passports In 2023 Revealed

The Japanese passport tops the ranking as the world’s most powerful passport, allowing travel to 193 global destinations. According to the latest analysis from London-based global citizenship and residence advice business Henley & Partners, three Asian passports of Japan, South Korea and Singapore, give their holders more flexibility to travel internationally than any other country.

Taiwanese Military Device Ends Up In China For Repair

China has constantly been threatening Taiwan, the self-ruled island 180 km east of China. The United States has also significantly increased its military help to help Taiwan defend itself from Chinese aggression. But the recent report of China repairing the Taiwanese military device has become a matter of concern. The missile was specifically developed to deter military aggression by China.

Japan: Apple Charged $98 Million For Back Taxes

Tokyo authorities have charged Apply Japan around $98 million for selling devices to tourists. Apply offered its devices for bulk sales to foreign tourists that were exempted from the consumption tax, according to Nikkei. 

Why KFC Became Key Part Of Christmas In Japan

KFC has become a part of Culture for the Japanese in the last few decades. It has become compulsory to have chicken at Christmas. And over that, it’s fascinating to see that the very tiny population of Japan is Christian. It is not as simple to understand because it has something to do with the trends that took off in the second half of the twentieth century.

China Sends Warships Into Pacific Threatening Japan

The tension in the China sea has been extremely dangerous in recent years. With North Korea testing its long-range ballistic missiles to the volatile behaviour of China in the East China sea, the neighbours are expecting a provocation. Recently China has sent warships into the pacific threatening Japan’s territorial integrity.

UK, Italy And Japan To Develop Next-Generation Fighter Jets

Uk, Italy and Japan look to jointly develop advanced high tech fighter jets. The decision comes at a crucial time and may help partners confront the expanding military strength of its larger adversaries, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and increasing Chinese military action near Japan and Taiwan. 

Japan Sending World Smallest Moon Lander To Space

The moon lander will be launched tomorrow on Wednesday as preparations are almost done. OMOTENASHI, the world’s smallest moon lander will be launched by a U.S space rocket. The take-off was scheduled for August, but since then it has been repeatedly delayed because of a series of fuel leaks and sensor failures and fuel leaks.

Tensions On Rise As North Korea Launched 2 More Missiles

North Korea has constantly been threatening South Korea and Japan with its missile launches. This is the seventh missile launch in just 2 weeks setting alarms in the neighbouring countries. The US, Japan and South Korea have responded with joint military drills after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan this week. 

North Korean Missile Flew Over Japan

For the very first time in 5 years, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan without any warnings. The missile flew over Northern Japan and reported to have landed in the ocean without causing any damage in both air and water. The Ballistic missile travelled a distance of about 2,858 miles with altitude of 621 miles over Japan.