Feb 25, 2015

Risky expansion of SDF missions

New Abe administration policies in the works appear to expand the scope of of SDF activities abroad to almost anything short of direct use of force.

Feb 19, 2015

Nakatani wants to send SDF unit to assist fight against Ebola

The Defense Ministry may send a transport unit of the Ground Self-Defense Force to Sierra Leone to help contain the Ebola outbreak, according to informed sources. The GSDF team would transport doctors and food in the West African country but would not carry people ...

Nov 22, 2014

Japan SDF to Procure New Early Warning Aircraft

ASDF to buy new U.S. early warning planes The Defense Ministry said it will procure U.S.-made E-2D early warning aircraft for the Air Self-Defense Force. The aircraft will be deployed at the ASDF’s Naha base in Okinawa to improve Japan’s airspace defenses in the ...