May 30, 2016

Japanese troops wrap up effort in quake-hit Kumamoto

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani announced Monday that the Self-Defense Forces will be pulled out of Kumamoto Prefecture, 1½ months after the area was hit by strong earthquakes. Thousands of SDF personnel were sent in to conduct search and rescue activities and to begin rebuilding ...

Japan eyes deal to lease MSDF aircraft to Philippines from May

Apr 30, 2016

Japan eyes deal to lease MSDF aircraft to Philippines from May

Japan and the Philippines are set to clinch a deal next month on the provision of Maritime Self-Defense Force TC-90 training aircraft to the Southeast Asian country, officials of the two countries said Friday. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin ...