Oct 20, 2016

New, fuel-efficient MSDF destroyer Asahi launched in Nagasaki

The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s newest destroyer was christened the Asahi and launched Wednesday at a shipyard in Nagasaki.The new destroyer, which is to go into service in March 2018, is the first MSDF ship that uses a combined gas turbine engine and electric propulsion ...

Truth hurts: censorship in the media

/ Aug 8, 2015

Truth hurts: censorship in the media


“Truth, it has been said, is the first casualty of war.” — Philip Snowden, July 1916In September 1945, less than a month after Japan’s surrender ending World War II and ushering in the U.S.-led Occupation, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander for the Allied powers, ...