Nov 25, 2015

Japan to deploy 500 GSDF troops on Ishigaki Island

The government will deploy some 500 Ground Self-Defense Force troops in the island city of Ishigaki to strengthen the defense of southwestern Japan’s remote islands, a government source said Wednesday. Kenji Wakamiya, parliamentary vice minister of defense, will visit the city in Okinawa Prefecture ...

Marines lay fatal Oahu Osprey crash mainly to pilot error

Nov 24, 2015

Marines lay fatal Oahu Osprey crash mainly to pilot error

The U.S. Marine Corps said Monday that pilot error was the main cause of the fatal crash of an MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii in May. “The investigation found the main contributing factors to this mishap were pilot performance and an improper site survey” ...

Sep 19, 2015

Collective lawsuit being readied to challenge security laws

A citizens’ group is preparing a collective lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the national security laws that were enacted on Saturday to allow the country to exercise the right to collective self-defense. The group was formed by Mitsushige Yamanaka, mayor of Matsusaka, Mie ...