Jun 6, 2014

School construction guidelines to call for tsunami safeguards

The education ministry will for the first time emphasize the need for tsunami measures in its guidelines for building new schools and renovating existing facilities. According to the ministry's draft plan for the guideline revision, disclosed Thursday, schools at risk from tsunami will be required ...

Talks start with U.S. on new defense plan

/ Jan 18, 2013

Talks start with U.S. on new defense plan

Officials from Japan and the United States involved in defense and foreign affairs began full-fledged consultations over revising bilateral guidelines on defense cooperation at working-level talks Thursday in Tokyo. One focus of the revisions is likely to be how to beef up cooperation between the ...