Japan-U.S. nuclear disaster drill held at Yokosuka base

Dec 17, 2014

Japan-U.S. nuclear disaster drill held at Yokosuka base

Japan and the United States held a nuclear contamination exercise at the U.S. Navy Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Wednesday. The drill centered on the scenario of a crew member aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington being exposed to radiation. About 170 ...

Nerve gas attack training drill held at Hibiya Station

Nov 20, 2014

Nerve gas attack training drill held at Hibiya Station

First responders including police and fire fighters conducted a drill at a Tokyo subway station on Thursday, the first of its kind held at an actual transit facility. Around 300 specialists responded to a hypothetical emergency involving sarin nerve gas at Hibiya Station, which ...

Thousands take part in drill around Ishikawa nuclear plant

Nov 3, 2014

Thousands take part in drill around Ishikawa nuclear plant

Drills were held Sunday and Monday to respond to a severe accident at the Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture. The drill assumed that Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s power plant had been hit at 8 a.m. Sunday by an earthquake measuring upper 6 on ...

Oct 22, 2014

Japan to conduct maritime drills with Russian Navy

The Maritime Self-Defense Force will conduct a joint search and rescue exercise with the Russian Navy in the Sea of Japan later this month, the Defense Ministry’s Maritime Staff Office said. It will be the first joint drill between the MSDF and the Russian ...

Jun 20, 2014

S. Korea holds live-fire drill despite Japanese protest

The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near the disputed Takeshima islets Friday, brushing off angry protests Japan, which called the exercise “deplorable.” The South Korean Defense Ministry said the drill was part of the military’s “regular” national defense training. The islets ...

Hamaoka holds Nankai Trough quake exercise

May 21, 2014

Hamaoka holds Nankai Trough quake exercise

Chubu Electric Power Co. on Wednesday held a disaster drill, open to the media at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, in preparation for a magnitude-9.0 quake in central to western Japan. The Hamaoka power plant is at risk, should a ...

Patriots set up in Osaka park for drill

Oct 10, 2013

Patriots set up in Osaka park for drill

The Defense Ministry carried out a ballistic missile interceptor drill Wednesday night at Expo Park in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, the third such exercise in a public space and the first in western Japan. The drill, which was open to the press, involved the Air ...