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 ...

Metro police stage counterterrorism drill for Olympics

Sep 12, 2013

Metro police stage counterterrorism drill for Olympics

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department held a counterterrorism drill Thursday as part of measures to protect the Olympic village to be built for the 2020 Summer Olympics. About 50 people, including private security guards, took part in the drill in the Harumi district of Chuo ...