Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

PORTOROž (SLOVENIA) - Japan pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food. The issue of "small type ... ( read original story ...)

Philippines’ Duterte hits out at US, then heads to Japan

The fresh broadside from Duterte came as he was about to board a plane for an official visit to fellow US ally Japan, a big investor in the Philippines that is becoming nervous about its apparent pivot towards rival power China. The volatile, crime-busting ... ( read original story ...)

South China Sea News: PH Turns To Japan For Back Up?

The latest South China Sea news highlights Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Japan after his headline-grabbing visit in China. He is in Japan for a three-day visit and it is expected that his anti-US rhetoric will be a key issue. ( read original story ...)