Japan Coast Guard may have hard time probing Marines Osprey mishap

Dec 16, 2016

Japan Coast Guard may have hard time probing Marines Osprey mishap

The Japan Coast Guard is expected to face difficulties investigating Tuesday’s crash of an MV-22 Osprey of the U.S. Marine Corps, due to the bilateral status of forces agreement, which limits Japan’s criminal jurisdiction in cases involving the U.S. military. The tilt-rotor transport aircraft ...

Dec 12, 2016

Japan disputes China's claim ASDF fighters fired 'interference bomb'

Tokyo on Sunday disputed China’s claim that two Japanese fighter jets fired what Beijing calls an “interference bomb” as Chinese military planes passed over the Miyako Strait in Okinawa Prefecture the previous day. The Defense Ministry in Tokyo said Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets ...