Oct 23, 2014

Defense guideline revamp faces delay until April, U.S. says

A senior U.S. government official has suggested that the U.S. and Japanese governments may postpone finalizing new defense cooperation guidelines until next April, months after the current year-end deadline. The official said the U.S. military sees the need for further consultation between Tokyo and ...

Jun 20, 2014

Education ministry panel to ask schools to probe all students' suicides

An education ministry panel has adopted guidelines obliging schools to investigate all suicides of students around the country. If a child commits suicide, their school should immediately seek information from family members and police, interview all teaching staff and report the initial results to ...

Mar 29, 2013

Defense institute seeks integrated efforts with U.S.

by Ayako Mie

Amid the changing security situation in East Asia, Japan should be equipped with more flexible and integrated defense capabilities and enhanced coordination among the Self-Defense Forces, the Japan Coast Guard and the U.S. military, according to the 2013 East Asian Strategic Review released Friday. ...