Jan 26, 2016

ASDF to form new air wing in Okinawa

The Air Self-Defense Force will form a new air wing Sunday at its base in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. The move is part of the government’s efforts to enhance the defense of the Nansei island chain in the East China Sea amid China’s increasing maritime ...

Dec 21, 2015

SDF peacekeeper rescues not to be added to missions for now

The Abe administration has decided that Self-Defense Forces personnel will not be ordered to rescue endangered participants of U.N. peacekeeping operations, at least for now, according to government and other sources. The security legislation enacted in September allows the SDF to rescue participants in ...