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Mar 28, 2015

Gloves come off over Futenma base move

Fisheries minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has decided to nullify an order by Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga for the Okinawa Defense Bureau to suspend work on the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, sources said Saturday. The showdown started when Onaga on Monday ordered ...

Mar 28, 2015

Japan, India in talks to set up US-2 joint venture

The Japanese manufacturer of US-2 amphibious aircraft operated by the Self-Defense Forces has entered talks with multiple Indian firms to set up a joint company in the event Tokyo and New Delhi reach agreement on joint production of the plane, sources said. The two ...

Abe explains why he described SDF as 'our military'

Mar 28, 2015

Abe explains why he described SDF as 'our military'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given an explanation of why he termed the Self-Defense Forces as a “military” recently in the Diet. During a House of Councilors Budget Committee meeting Friday, Abe acknowledged that he used the term while addressing the panel on March ...

Mar 28, 2015

567 people left off family registries, ministry says

An estimated 567 Japanese nationals across the country were off the family registry grid as of March 10, according to the Justice Ministry. The omissions were caused because parents or others failed to submit the mandatory birth notification documents to the government. The family ...