Japan Trains with U.S. Navy after Port Call in Vietnam

Drake Long, Washington
2020-10-13

A  Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force SH-60 helicopter lands on the flight deck of the USS John S. McCain in the South China Sea, Oct. 12, 2020. A Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force SH-60 helicopter lands on the flight deck of the USS John S. McCain in the South China Sea, Oct. 12, 2020.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda

Japan joined the U.S. for an exercise in the South China Sea after engaging in a bit of defense diplomacy with Indonesia and Vietnam that was not welcomed by the region’s other key power – China.

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Japan and Vietnam ink first patrol ship deal as South China Sea row heats up

A Vietnam Coast Guard crewman looks out near a patrol ship being built at a shipyard in Danang in July 2014. Japan has signed a ¥36.6 billion deal with Vietnam to provide the Southeast Asian country with six patrol boats to boost its maritime law enforcement capabilities. | REUTERS

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Japan has signed a ¥36.6 billion ($345 million) loan agreement with Vietnam to provide the Southeast Asian country with six patrol boats to boost its maritime law enforcement capabilities, as Beijing steps up its claims in the South China Sea.

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An engagement this month spotlighted ongoing collaboration between the two sides in the security domain.

 

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines With Naval Shipbuilding Cooperation
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Earlier this month, Japan’s defense chief paid a visit to Vietnam. While the interaction was just one of several scheduled engagements between the two sides, it nonetheless spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the naval aspect of their defense relationship. Tiếp tục đọc “An engagement this month spotlighted ongoing collaboration between the two sides in the security domain.”

Japanese emperor kicks off landmark visit to Vietnam

HANOI: Japan’s emperor arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday (Feb 28) for a whirlwind tour that will include a meeting with families of Japanese soldiers who stayed there after World War II.

The emperor and empress were received by Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and guards of honour at the Hanoi airport, where national flags were displayed.

The 83-year-old Akihito and his wife, Michiko, are on their first visit to the country, the latest in a series of trips to former battlegrounds. Tiếp tục đọc “Japanese emperor kicks off landmark visit to Vietnam”

Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam’s new bonds

Japan Today

Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam's new bonds
Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Xuan, 94, who married Japanese soldier Nguyen Van Duc during World War Two, poses with a portrait of him at her house in Hanoi, Vietnam. Reuters photo

HANOI —

“This is my husband,” said 94-year-old Nguyen Thi Xuan, holding up a pillow wrapped in a Vietnamese flag, with a Japanese army shirt pushed inside. She sleeps with it every night.

Xuan is among the few surviving widows of Japanese soldiers who were shipped home in the aftermath of World War II, many never to see their Vietnamese families again.

This week, Japan’s 83-year-old Emperor Akihito will meet some of the widows and their descendants, during one of many trips he has made to soothe the wounds of the war. Tiếp tục đọc “Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam’s new bonds”

Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers

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HANOI: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday promised Vietnam six new patrol boats during a visit to the Southeast Asian country, which is locked in a dispute with China over the busy South China Sea.

Abe’s stop in Vietnam completes a tour through an arc of a region where Japan stakes a leadership claim in the face of China’s growing dominance and uncertainty over what policy change Donald Trump will bring as U.S. president. Tiếp tục đọc “Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers”