Topic: Itsunori Onodera
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned both North Korea and China to respect their neighbor's borders and announced plans to deploy two additional ballistic missile destroyers to aid Japan in conflict with North Korea.
The Japanese defense minister accused Chinese navy vessels of locking a weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese ship and helicopter in the East China Sea last month.
Chinese navy vessels locked weapons radar on Japanese ships and helicopters during two incidents last month, says Japan. The incident marks an escalation in the tensions between China and Japan islands in the East China Sea.
Hawkish Shinzo Abe was voted back into office as prime minister Wednesday and immediately named a new Cabinet, ending three years of liberal party government.