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Japan’s first Global Hawk arrives at Misawa Air Base

Northrop Grumman announced on March 14 that it had successfully ferried the first of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s three RQ-4B Global Hawk HALE UAVs to Misawa Air Base in Japan

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Absolutely everything you need to know about AirJapan

More changes are afoot within the increasingly dynamic Japanese aviation industry. ANA Holdings – the parent company behind All Nippon Airways and Peach – has just revealed its plan for a new airline brand named AirJapan. Key Aero has answers to all the big questions – and a few of the smaller ones too!

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Planespotting time at Tokyo's Haneda Airport!

Benoît Denet heads to the Land of the Rising Sun to share images from Haneda, the Japanese capital’s downtown airport at the heart of Tokyo Bay.

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eVTOL: Big in Japan

Long known as a lover of all things technical, Japan is the latest country to catch the attention of ambitious eV TOL developers, reports Tom Batchelor

UK announce plans to develop joint future fighter engine demonstrator with Japan

The UK and Japan have announced plans to develop a future fighter aircraft engine demonstrator, and sign a memorandum of cooperation to enable future development between the two nations

ANA signs MOU with Virgin

ANA Holdings, owner of ANA All Nippon Airways, is to be the exclusive distributor of Asia’s first air-launch service

Boeing delivers first KC-46A tanker to Japan

Boeing has delivered the first KC-46A tanker to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force following a 2017 Foreign Military Sales contract award for an initial aircraft, subsequently increased on options to four airframes

Plaza Premium Group inaugurates services in Japan

The company has opened an airport lounge at Chubu Centrair International Airport, with plans to expand its presence further in the region

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Japanese KC-46A completes first refuelling sortie

The initial Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force successfully refuelled another aircraft in-flight for the first time during a test sortie over Washington state on July 20

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USMC F-35Bs damaged in lightning strike over Japan

A pair of USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs have been damaged after the two fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters were recently struck by lightning in the vicinity of Makurazaki, Japan