Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Feb 25, 2014

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president. Hazem el-Beblawi’s military-backed government was ...

Defense Ministry draws up Nankai Trough quake response plans

Jan 11, 2014

Defense Ministry draws up Nankai Trough quake response plans

The Defense Ministry has drawn up response plans for a possible huge Nankai Trough earthquake south of Japan, Jiji Press learned Friday. The plans call for using some 65 Self-Defense Forces vessels and about 300 aircraft for rescue and relief activities, since many areas ...

Sep 17, 2013

Abe keeps LDP leadership lineup; minor Cabinet change seen

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe maintained the lineup of his Liberal Democratic Party executives Tuesday, though he is expected to reshuffle lower-ranking members of the Cabinet later this month, party lawmakers said. The party’s general council backed Abe’s decision to keep Shigeru Ishiba as secretary-general ...