F-15 scramble in Naha interrupts ASDF training demonstration

Apr 13, 2015

F-15 scramble in Naha interrupts ASDF training demonstration

Two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled Monday from an Air-Self Defense Force base in Okinawa Prefecture as a real mission interrupted a training session that was being held for the media. At the ASDF’s Naha base, the pilots and maintenance crew on show dramatically ...

Apr 8, 2015

China raps U.S. defense chief over Senkakus comment

China on Thursday rapped U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter for saying that the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands fall under the U.S.-Japan security treaty. Speaking Wednesday in Tokyo, Carter said the United States strongly opposes “any unilateral, coercive action that seeks to undermine Japan’s administrative control ...