Defense chief orders SDF pullout from South Sudan

Mar 24, 2017

Defense chief orders SDF pullout from South Sudan

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday ordered the Self-Defense Forces to begin their withdrawal from South Sudan, where they were deployed for five years as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission. The fledgling African country gained independence from Sudan in 2011, and the Ground ...

Mar 21, 2017

SDF peacekeepers' logs fiasco

Public trust in the Self-Defense Forces will be undermined if it turns out the SDF intentionally concealed its South Sudan peacekeeping records.

Mar 10, 2017

MSDF, U.S. Navy conducting joint drill in East China Sea

The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy are conducting a joint military exercise in the East China Sea, a Japanese government source said Friday. The drill, which started Tuesday and was to finish Friday, involves MSDF destroyers and a U.S. Navy carrier strike ...