Yahoo! News: Japan, Philippines to talk about transfer of military goods
Under a strategic partnership agreement signed by Abe and visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the two countries will begin talks aimed at the export of Japanese hardware that may include anti-submarine reconnaissance aircraft and radar technology. The rules and details would still have to be discussed.
Yahoo! News: Japan emperor's WWII 'remorse'
(AFP) Japan's Emperor Akihito has told Philippine President Benigno Aquino his country feels "remorse" for its actions during World War II, in what one commentator said was a prod to nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
CBSNews: NSA surveillance reform bill now law
The USA Freedom Act overhauls the NSA's now-defunct bulk phone records collection program. Instead of allowing the government to collect phone records in bulk, the USA Freedom Act requires private telecommunications companies to hold onto that data. The government can then make specific data requests.
AFP: US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said.
AFP: Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany
Tokyo (AFP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino likened present-day China to Nazi Germany on Wednesday during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea.