Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan

Apr 25, 2017

Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan

Japan and the United States held a joint exercise involving their Aegis-equipped ships in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, amid heightened tension over North Korea. The Maritime Self-Defense Force had already conducted an exercise involving its destroyers and the U.S. nuclear-powered carrier Carl ...

Japanese troops withdrawing from South Sudan mission: U.N.

Apr 18, 2017

Japanese troops withdrawing from South Sudan mission: U.N.

Japan on Monday started withdrawing its troops from a U.N. mission in war battered South Sudan, according to an official, a move coinciding with escalating violence in a conflict where killings have been described as genocide. The 350-strong Japanese military contingent, which has been ...

Manila receives two of five training planes leased by SDF

Mar 27, 2017

Manila receives two of five training planes leased by SDF

Two of the five Japanese training planes leased to the Philippines for maritime patrols were formally accepted in a ceremony Monday. The two TC-90 aircraft arrived mid-morning at Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite province, south of Manila, where a handover ceremony was conducted ...