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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The Congressional Budget Office published options for reducing the imbalance, including three suggestions on Tricare.
A pair of Navy ships have for the first time nabbed a new kind of Iranian surface-to-air missiles.
The Russian vehicle almost hits a civilian bystander who had been walking along the shoulder.
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The sentence will be concurrent to a 10-year term he was already given by a military tribunal.
The GBI announced there was "probable cause" to charge the Army sergeant in the death of Anitra Gunn.
Sikorsky-Boeing officials said the new aircraft design will be capable of flying at speeds of more than 200 knots.
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Lt. Col. Christopher Robinson and Chief Master Sgt. Justin Crockett were removed from their positions.
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Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Matt Waller explained the plans to remove the vessel with nearly 4,200 cars inside.
A pair of Coasties credited with saving lives were promoted by the Coast Guard's top officer as he announced new programs.
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