Jun 1, 2015

Japan, South Korea to hold talks on sharing military intelligence

In a sign of easing tension, Seoul and Tokyo are preparing to hold talks this year on sharing military intelligence, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Monday. “It’s my understanding that talks on sharing military intelligence between South Korea and Japan are being prepared,” ...

May 7, 2015

U.S. to sell 17 Ospreys for GSDF

The United States plans to sell 17 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor military transport aircraft, associated equipment, parts and logistical support to Japan for an estimated cost of $3 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday. The agency said it delivered the required certification ...

May 6, 2015

Australia asks Japan to join submarine tender

Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews on Wednesday asked Japan to participate in procedures to become Australia’s partner in a project to jointly develop next-generation submarines, Japanese officials said. Andrews made the request in a telephone conversation with Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, who responded ...

Apr 28, 2015

New regime for security alliance

The latest revision to the guidelines on Japan-U.S. defense cooperation potentially expands the scope of the Self-Defense Forces' joint operation with the U.S. military on a global scale in ways that transcend the original architecture of the postwar security treaty between the two countries.