Japan, Us, S.korea Discuss Gsomia

Japan, US, S.Korea discuss GSOMIA

Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono has repeated his request for a wise response from South Korea regarding an intelligence-sharing pact between the two countries.

Kono, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo held talks in Bangkok on Sunday. Kono and Jeong had met earlier in the day.

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out Rcs Support For Android Uses In The Us

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out RCS Support For Android Uses In The US

According to Google, “Chat features are already available for some of you in Messages, and today we’re starting to broadly roll them out in the U.S. If you already have Messages, you’ll also be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have Messages, you can download it on the Play Store. We expect this service to be broadly available in the U.S. by the end of year.”

For those who are unfamiliar, RCS is essentially the evolution of SMS. The problem with SMS is that it is limited in terms of what it can do, which is why messaging apps like WhatsApp are extremely popular where it allows users to not just send text messages, but they can also send photos, videos, and more.

Us General Will Urge S.korea To Stay In Gsomia

US General will urge S.Korea to stay in GSOMIA

The top US military officer has expressed plans to urge South Korea to stay in an intelligence sharing pact with Japan.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, met in Tokyo on Tuesday morning.

Japan To Urge Us Forces To Ensure Aircraft Safety

Japan to urge US forces to ensure aircraft safety

Japan's Defense Ministry is set to urge the US forces in Japan to fully ensure safety in aircraft operations following revelations of pilots' misconduct during flights.

State Minister of Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto met Yamaguchi Prefecture Governor Tsugumasa Muraoka and other local officials at the ministry on Thursday.

Suga: Japan Will Strive To Defuse Us-iran Tension

Suga: Japan will strive to defuse US-Iran tension

Japan's top government spokesman says the country will make every diplomatic effort to defuse tensions stemming from Iran's decision to resume enriching uranium.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke on Wednesday about Iran's move, which is intended to counter US economic sanctions. The country said on Tuesday that it will begin enriching uranium at a facility in Fordow, in defiance of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Japan Regrets Us Leaving Paris Climate Accord

Japan regrets US leaving Paris climate accord

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says it is regrettable the United States has notified the United Nations of withdrawing from the Paris climate accord.

Suga noted at a news conference on Tuesday that the US is the world's second largest greenhouse gas emitter, but also a frontrunner in introducing innovative and advanced environmentally-friendly technologies.

Donations For Shuri Castle Collected In Us

Donations for Shuri Castle collected in US

Donations have been collected at an event in the United States to help rebuild Shuri Castle in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture. The castle was destroyed by fire last week.

A group of people with links to Okinawa held an exchange event in North Carolina on Sunday. About 200 people, including immigrants from Okinawa and their families, took part.

Us Service Members Raising Funds For Shuri Castle

US service members raising funds for Shuri Castle

US service members and their families have joined fundraising efforts to rebuild Shuri Castle in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa. The World Heritage-listed site was destroyed by fire on October 31.

US resident Mari Gregory, the wife of a US Marine officer, set up the online fundraiser. She had lived in Okinawa for three years until this summer.

Us Forces In Japan Defend Parachute Training

US forces in Japan defend parachute training

US forces in Japan have defended their use of the Kadena Air Base in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa for parachute training that local governments say violates a bilateral agreement.

US paratroopers carried out their fourth exercise at the base this year on Tuesday evening.

Japan, Us To Sign Trade Pact

Japan, US to sign trade pact

Japan and the United States are set to sign a bilateral trade pact.

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters that Cabinet ministers approved the deal on Monday in Japan, clearing the way for it to be officially signed by both sides.