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NATO moves to satisfy Trump’s focus on Islamic State, cost-sharing agenda

NATO leaders will agree to join the U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group at a summit on Thursday as well as establish a new counterterrorism cell to better share intelligence on foreign fighters, the alliance’s top official said.

Devil Brigade in South Korea celebrates its centennial

Halfway across the world from its birth in the trenches of France, the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division celebrated its 100th anniversary near another hotly contested border in South Korea.

Kabul organization is among unofficial groups offering mentoring for military women

About once a month, a couple dozen women working at NATO’s Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul get together to offer support and advice to one another, especially to younger servicemembers in the early stages of their careers.

Tokyo cops investigating string of thefts at bars

Japan News - 0 sec ago
Following a break-in at a bar in Shinagawa Ward, police revealed the case is likely connected to a string of similar crimes that have taken place across the metropolis over the past month, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Hiroshima street food guide (on Miyajima Island)

Japan News - 11 min ago
I hope you're hungry because we're about the go on a street food eating binge on Hiroshima's amazing island, Miyajima. (ONLY in JAPAN)

N. Korea says South shot at ‘flock of birds,’ not drone or balloon

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 24 min 9 sec ago
North Korea added a new twist to the strange saga of a flying object that crossed into South Korean airspace earlier this week, saying the rival military had opened fire on a “flock of birds.”

Tokyo cops nab ex-member of KAT-TUN for marijuana possession

Japan News - 25 min 37 sec ago
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former member of popular boy band KAT-TUN for the possession of a small amount of marijuana in Shibuya Ward, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Army to fire Navy missiles at next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 1 hour 4 min ago
U.S. Army Pacific will fire a Naval Strike Missile from shore to destroy an old ship during next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise, the head of U.S. Pacific Command said Wednesday.

Air Force showcases unmanned reconnaissance drone in Tokyo

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 2 hours 9 min ago
The Air Force showed off one of its newest and most high-tech intelligence-gathering platforms this week in western Tokyo.

China unveils $499 drone that flies from palm of your hand

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 3 hours 43 min ago
China's SZ DJI Technology Co. unveiled a small camera drone starting at $499 that can take off and land from the palm of a hand, seeking to appeal to the broader consumer market.

Three reasons you should go to Kyoto right now

Japan News - 4 hours 3 min ago
There's never a bad time to visit Japan's former capital, but May is an especially good time. (rocketnews24.com)

Bahrain, Egypt block Al-Jazeera websites amid Qatar dispute

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 4 hours 20 min ago
Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency.

NATO, the world’s biggest military alliance, explained

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 4 hours 40 min ago
It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance.

Merkel, Obama to attend podium discussion at Berlin event

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 5 hours 50 min ago
Tens of thousands are gathering in Berlin to listen to former U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss democracy and global responsibility at a Protestant conference as the country marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 6 hours 13 min ago
Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday to try to restore control after ISIS-linked militants launched a violent siege that sent thousands of people fleeing for their lives and raised fears of extremists gaining traction in the country.

Manchester bombing probe expands to Germany

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 7 hours 15 min ago
A German magazine reports that the Manchester concert bomber passed through Duesseldorf airport four days before the attack.

Saitama cops: Person in dress suspected in 2 assaults

Japan News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:59
Saitama Prefectural Police are searching for a person of unknown gender suspected in a pair of assaults of young women in Saitama City early Tuesday who was last seen wearing a dress, reports Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:53
Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

Docomo fights low-cost rivals, rewards long-term subscribers

Japan News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:47
NTT Docomo looks to stem the flow of customers heading for budget carriers by offering a new plan geared toward long-term smartphone contracts that provides a monthly discount that does not expire, the communications company said Wednesday. (Nikkei)

Japan to set up new colleges for vocational education

Japan News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:46
The Diet, Japan's parliament, enacted on Wednesday legislation to establish new higher educational institutions that provide practical vocational courses to cultivate specialists. (Jiji)