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September 27, 2021
UK warship makes first Taiwan Strait transit since 2008

Taipei (AFP) Sept 27, 2021
Britain sent a warship through the Taiwan Strait on Monday for the first time since 2008, a move that challenges Beijing's claim to the sensitive waterway and marks a rare voyage by a non-US military vessel. HMS Richmond, a frigate deployed with Britain's aircraft carrier strike group, sailed through the strait on a trip from Japan to Vietnam, Britain's defence ministry said. "Wherever the Royal Navy operate, they do so in full compliance with international law," the ministry said in a statement ... read more

Taiwan applies to join Pacific trade deal days after China
Taipei (AFP) Sept 23, 2021
Taiwan has applied to join a major trans-Pacific trade deal, officials confirmed Thursday, days after China said it also wanted to become a member of the agreement. ... more
USS John S. McCain heads to new home port after 24 years in Japan
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 17, 2021
The USS John S. McCain on Friday headed to its new homeport in Naval Station Everett, Wash., after 24 years in Yokosuka, Japan, the Navy said. ... more
USS Germantown returns to San Diego after a decade in Japan
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 16, 2021
After a decade of forward deployment in Japan, the USS Germantown departed U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo on Wednesday. ... more
Japan issues alert after volcano erupts
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 16, 2021
Japan issued an alert on Friday after a volcano in the southwest of the country erupted, jettisoning large rocks hundreds of metres away from the crater, Kyodo news agency reported. ... more

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Paris (ESA) Sep 10, 2021
The dates have been set for ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet's upcoming command of the International Space Station, as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer prepares to join him on board. Thomas, who is c ... more

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UN nuclear watchdog launches review of Fukushima water release
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 9, 2021
The UN nuclear watchdog on Thursday promised a "comprehensive" and "objective" review of Japan's controversial plan to release treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. ... more
New opportunities for light-powered battery and fuel cell design
Tsukuba, Japan (SPX) Sep 09, 2021
Automotive and other industries are hard at work improving the performance of rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. Now, researchers from Japan have made a discovery that will enable new possibilit ... more
Protests as France sends latest nuclear shipment to Japan
Cherbourg, France (AFP) Sept 8, 2021
Activists from environmental group Greenpeace protested against a shipment of reprocessed nuclear fuel that was set to leave France for Japan on Wednesday for use in a power plant. ... more
Seventh nuclear shipment to leave France for Japan
Cherbourg, France (AFP) Sept 8, 2021
A shipment of nuclear fuel containing highly radioactive plutonium headed to the French port of Cherbourg overnight Tuesday en route to Japan, according to environmental watchdog Greenpeace, which protested the transport. ... more
USS Carl Vinson first non-forward deployed carrier to stop at Yokosuka in 10 years
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 7, 2021
The USS Carl Vinson has become the first non-forward deployed carrier to port at Yokosuka, Japan in nearly 10 years. ... more
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