Aug 29, 2016

Fresh GSDF mission in South Sudan planned under new security laws

The Defense Ministry is making final arrangements to allow Ground Self-Defense Force personnel to be sent to South Sudan, possibly in mid-November, to conduct a fresh mission in a limited area under new security laws, according to a government source. The mission, focusing on ...

Oct 29, 2015

Saga Prefecture to allow survey for proposed SDF Osprey deployment

Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi said Thursday he will allow the central government to conduct surveys needed for the proposed deployment of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at a local airport in the prefecture. Yamaguchi expressed his intention during talks with Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, who sought ...

Aug 13, 2015

GSDF paratroopers join in landmark jump over Alaska

Two dozen members of the Ground Self Defense Force became the first Japanese paratroopers to take part in a training jump from an American forces plane over U.S. soil. The jump took place Wednesday over interior Alaska as paratroopers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and ...