Apr 15, 2015

U.S. officer may be stationed at SDF central command

Japan and the United States are discussing the idea of having a high-ranking U.S. military officer permanently stationed at the Defense Ministry central command for the Self-Defense Forces, sources said Wednesday. The measure, to be included in revised bilateral defense cooperation guidelines due out ...

Mar 25, 2015

Broadening SDF missions abroad

An outline of a package of security legislation planned by the Abe administration fails to set clear restrictions on the scope of the Self-Defense Forces' overseas missions.