Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Aug 22, 2015

Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday defended the Defense Ministry’s compilation of internal documents on national security bills on the premise of their early enactment. During a meeting of a special committee on the legislation in the House of Councilors, the upper chamber of ...

Aug 8, 2015

Japan, U.S. to conduct military drill for regaining remote island

Japan and the United States will conduct a joint military drill for regaining a remote island from late August through early September in California, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff Office said Friday. About 1,100 members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces — 360 members of the ...

Aug 2, 2015

Iraq mission and the security bills

Recently released details of a 2008 GSDF mission to the "noncombat zone" in Iraq should be taken into account as the Upper House scrutinizes security legislation what would expand the scope of SDF missions abroad.