Japan-USA drill in SChina Sea Sep 2, 2018 - Japan warship trains with USA in contested South China Sea. Japan’s newest helicopter carrier, Kaga, trained with the USS Ronald Reagan Group. Naval vessels from the USA, Canada, Chile, Peru and France take part in RIMPAC 2018 drills, June 2018. The Philippines is the first stop, then Indonesia, Singapore, India, and Sri Lanka. www.rt.com/news/437422-us-japanese-naval-drill
Ghost ships Oct 2, 2018 - Ghost ships filled with dead sailors land on Japan shores. Small wooden boats filled with unidentified dead sailors, assumed to be North Korean fishermen, keep washing up on the shores of Japan. www.rt.com/news/417345-japan-dead-sailors-korea
World peace? Jan 23, 2019 - Russia and Japan to end WWII Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe held a summit affirming their commitment to signing a peace treaty over their dispute over the Kuril Islands.