Nov 18, 2013

Warships, 650 troops sent to help Philippines

Japan on Monday dispatched two warships carrying some 650 troops to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, the first major contingent of its military’s largest overseas aid deployment. The two vessels, also carrying six helicopters, left the port of Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, and are scheduled to arrive ...

Mar 13, 2013

Plan for Tokyo quake relief team drawn up

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has drawn up a special operation plan for its emergency disaster relief team to prepare for a powerful earthquake that could strike the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to sources. Under the plan, the ministry will deploy some ...