Dec 21, 2016

Japan will oppose South Sudan arms embargo, government source says

Japan will oppose a U.S.-backed draft U.N. Security Council resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, government sources said Wednesday. Japan is apparently concerned that if the council adopts the resolution, South Sudan will retaliate against U.N. representatives on the ground, including ...

Protests held against expanded mission for SDF in South Sudan

Dec 11, 2016

Protests held against expanded mission for SDF in South Sudan

A protest march and rally were held in Tokyo on Sunday to oppose the expansion of mission parameters for Ground Self-Defense Force personnel taking part in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The event was held the day before the personnel officially received ...

Nov 20, 2016

Japan, Australia aim to expand military logistical support

Japan and Australia will seek to revise a bilateral pact to boost logistics cooperation between their forces, with a signing ceremony expected in late December when the two countries’ ministers meet for security talks, a Japanese government source said Saturday. Through the revision of ...

U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

Nov 18, 2016

U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

The United States circulated on Thursday to the 15-member United Nations Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and further targeted sanctions amid warnings by a senior U.N. official of possible genocide. Political rivalry between South Sudan’s President ...