Shinzo Abe pledged to bolster his country's role under its pact with the U.S. in “outer space and cyberspace.”
U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is to be moved from Ginowan to the previously undeveloped Henoko area.
Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed Tehran for a drone attack by Yemen's rebels that knocked out a key oil pipeline.
The pilot is still missing, and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Japan will continue its search.
Japan plans its first aircraft carrier and big increases in defense spending and weapons capability in the coming years.
A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after colliding.
The initial stage of landfill work at Henoko on Okinawa's east coast resumed Thursday morning.
Denny Tamaki was elected last month after campaigning for moving the disputed Marine base entirely off the island.
Pompeo's trip to Asia comes as President Trump seeks to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second time.
A big chunk of the budget would buy two land-based Aegis missile defense systems and SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missiles.
Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of the city with a somber ceremony.
The "Pacific Shield 18" exercise off Tokyo's southern coast simulated the interception of weapons of mass destruction.
The fight for Attu Island was the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.
The Boeing AH-64 combat helicopter crashed in Kanzaki city in Saga prefecture seven minutes after taking off.
Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch.
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He was conducting route-clearing operations at the time of the accident.
The Defense Department's has recognized a joint urgent operational need for comprehensive counter-drone technology.
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