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Tokyo high court bans night flights by Maritime Self-Defense force

Is court's ban on MSDF night flights at Atsugi Air Base really...

The Yomiuri Shimbun We are concerned that this court ruling could have a negative impact on the activities of the Self-Defense Forces. The Tokyo High Court has upheld a ruling by the Yokohama District Court and handed down a decision ordering a ... The Japan News, 1 day ago

As U.S. influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's new helicopter destroyer DDH183 Izumo is seen before its launching ceremony in Yokohama, south of Tokyo August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Three years after the Obama administration announced its pivot to Asia, ...
 Reuters1 day ago Beijing to build 40,000-ton helicopter destroyer  Want China Times2 days ago China to build 40,000-ton amphibious assault ship: Kanwa  Want China Times2 days ago

Anime 'Gate' tries to recruit for Self-Defense Forces

TOKYO — Weve seen the Japanese Self-Defense Forces get quite creative with trying to entice new recruits, but never before have we seen them do an all-out official collaboration with an anime. And Gate is the perfect anime for them to team up ...
 Japan Today1 day ago New anime Gate entertains, tries to recruit you to the Japan Self-Defense Forces at the same time  RocketNews241 week ago Civilian home struck by bullet fired at nearby Japan Self-Defense Forces training ground  RocketNews242 weeks ago
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MSDF chief warns of China's military influence in South China Sea

WASHINGTON The commander of the Maritime Self-Defense Force has warned that all of the South China Sea could be covered by China's sphere of military influence if Beijing uses artificial islands it has built there for military purposes. In a ...
 Japan Times2 days ago EU not forceful enough on South China Sea: US  Taipei Times Online2 days ago China accuses US of 'militarizing' South China Sea  Economic Times2 days ago China slams U.S. for 'militarizing' South China Sea  Japan Times1 day ago

Japan Ratchets up Criticism of China in Revised Defense Paper

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force's destroyers Harusame sail side by side with a Philippine warship during their joint naval drill in the South China Sea, in this handout photo taken May 12, 2015. (Photo: Reuters) TOKYO — Japan ramped up ...
 Irrawaddy1 week ago Foreign media criticize Japan's defense paper for hyping up "China Threat"  China Military Online1 week ago Commentary: "China threat" hyped in Japan's defense white paper merely excuse for rightist agenda  Individual.com1 week ago Japan's defense white paper is unfounded and dangerous, says Xinhua  Want China Times1 week ago

Civilian protection eyed as additional SDF role in South Sudan U.N. peacekeeping mission

The Japanese government is considering giving another role to Self-Defense Forces elements in the U.N. Peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, or UNMISS, after new national security legislation is enacted and takes effect, according to a government ...
 Japan Times4 days ago

Donetsk militias complete lighter arms withdrawal from frontline with Kiev forces

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) has announced the completion of withdrawal of lighter arms of caliber less than 100mm from the line of engagement with government forces in eastern Ukraine. The removal of this type of weaponry ...
 Russia Today1 week ago Around 150 units of weaponry withdrawn from contact line — DPR defense ministry  Itar Tass1 week ago DPR makes process of weaponry withdrawal as open as possible — defense ministry  Itar Tass1 week ago

Japan's defense forces to procure 17 patrol helicopters

TOKYO -- Japan's Defense Ministry will in fiscal 2016purchase 17 patrol helicopters equipped with high-performance radars for spotting enemy submarines and other suspicious vessels. The SH-60K helicopters will be procured under a contract that ...
 Nikkei Asian Review1 week ago Japan may join US in conducting patrols in South China Sea  Business Standard1 month ago

PLA military planes fly near controversial Diaoyutai islands

A H-6H bomber photographed by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (Photo/Japan Ministry of Defense) China has recently extended its live air and military drills from the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea to parts of the East China Sea and the ...
 Want China Times1 day ago US-Japan Defense Deal Provokes China, Japanese Public Protest  Axis of Logic1 week ago Japan apologizes only to U.S. for forced labor  Donga.com1 week ago Protests greet wider powers to Japan defence forces  Prokerala2 months ago
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Japan's Lower House Passes Bill to Let Self-Defense Forces Fight Abroad

The lower house of Japan's bicameral parliament endorsed a package of security bills on Thursday allowing Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II, despite both - popular and parliamentary opposition. TOKYO (Sputnik)— ...
 Sputnik2 weeks ago Anger as Japan paves way for self-defense law change  Asia Times Online2 weeks ago Law allowing collectice self-defense passed in Japan's lower house committee  Want China Times2 weeks ago
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