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Japan to send patrol aircraft for U.S. Middle East maritime force

Japan will not send warships to join a U.S.-led maritime force to guard oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz fearing a military response from Iran, but it may send patrol...

Qatargas ships 3000th LNG cargo to Japan

Qatargas ships 3000th LNG cargo to Japan

Doha-based liquefied natural gas company Qatargas has set another milestone as it successfully delivered the 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan. The cargo was transported...

Cartel: European Commission fines MOL, NYK, others $486m 

Japan runs first IMO-compliant bunker fuel trials on coastal vessels

First tests of new bunker fuels that will comply with the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 sulphur cap regulations revealed no problems in operation,...

BSM to halt managing of Venezuelan oil tankers

Japan notifies UN of fuel transfers by North Korean tanker

Japan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it has notified the United Nations Security Council of suspected ship-to-ship fuel transfers by a North Korean-flagged tanker in...

Sri Lanka, Japan, India ink deal to develop Colombo South Port 

Sri Lanka, Japan, India ink deal to develop Colombo South Port 

Sri Lanka, Japan, and India have reached an agreement to cooperate on the development of Colombo South Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka. The...

Two crew dead after vessel collision, sinking off Japan

Two crew dead after vessel collision, sinking off Japan

Two crew members have been confirmed dead following a collision of two Japan-flagged cargo ships on Sunday morning. The vessel Sensho Maru sank after colliding with...

Japan becomes 10th country to ratify Hong Kong Convention

Japan becomes 10th country to ratify Hong Kong Convention

Japan has joined ratified the International Maritime Organization’s Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. Ambassador of Japan...

Japan to resume commercial whaling after pulling out of IWC

Japan to resume commercial whaling after pulling out of IWC

Japan will resume commercial whaling from July in its waters and exclusive economic zone while ending its controversial hunts in the Antarctic, it said on Wednesday, as...

China Eastern, Japan Airlines to set up joint venture

Japan to enforce mandatory alcohol tests for pilots

Following a series of flight delays caused by drunk or hungover pilots at Japanese carriers, Japan plans to make alcohol tests mandatory for pilots, transport ministry...

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Japanese, South Korean trawlers collide in Sea of Japan

A South Korean trawler and a Japanese fishing boat collided in the Sea of Japan on Thursday about 330 km (205 miles) northeast of an island claimed by both countries,...

Japan launches new whaling mission in Antarctic 

Japan launches new whaling mission in Antarctic 

Japan deployed its ships for a new whaling operation in the Antarctic Ocean on November 12, according to local media. As part of the country’s latest “research...

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Japan drags South Korea to WTO over financial support to shipbuilders 

Japan has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to contest what it says is illegal financial support given by South Korea to commercial...

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