May 30, 2016

SDF goes on alert for possible North Korea missile launch

The government put the Self-Defense Forces on alert Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering warships and Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan. An official confirmed that an order was issued. The official declined ...

Apr 4, 2016

Japan SDF personnel nervous about arms use under new laws

Some Self-Defense Forces personnel have voiced worry and bewilderment over the expanded roles they will be called on to play under the security laws that came into force last week, particularly those that may involve the use of weapons. Under the controversial laws, the ...