Most shared Japan Times stories from July

Aug 4, 2014

Most shared Japan Times stories from July

In case you missed them, here are the most shared stories from The Japan Times for July 2014. The top 10 most shared new stories Welfare ruling stuns foreigners The landmark decision by the Supreme Court that permanent foreign residents of Japan are not ...

Jun 25, 2014

Japan to deploy F-35 fighters at Misawa Air Base from fiscal 2017

Next-generation F-35 fighter jets will be deployed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture from fiscal 2017, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Wednesday. “We will coordinate with the U.S. side so local residents will not have to feel concerned,” Onodera told Aomori Gov. Shingo ...

Atsugi night flight ban too weak, activists say

May 28, 2014

Atsugi night flight ban too weak, activists say

Activists demanding the suspension of nighttime flights by U.S. military and Self-Defense Forces aircraft at the Atsugi base in Kanagawa Prefecture will appeal a partial ban ordered last week, on the grounds that it is too short and fails to include U.S. aircraft. In ...

Apr 18, 2014

GSDF to militarize remote Yonaguni

The government is sending 100 Ground Self-Defense Force members and radar to its western-most outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia’s biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islets they both claim. ...

New SDF unit shores up thinly protected cyberborders

| Apr 7, 2014

New SDF unit shores up thinly protected cyberborders

by Mizuho Aoki

Japan has embarked on an effort to improve cybersecurity as an ever-increasing number of sophisticated computer viruses threaten to endanger national security. On March 26, the Self-Defense Forces activated a cyberspace defense unit, the “saiba boeitai,” tasked with monitoring and responding to attacks on ...