Feb 4, 2016

Abe mulls expanded SDF role in South Sudan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday the government is considering expanding the role of the Ground Self-Defense Force in a U.N. mission in South Sudan in line with Japan’s new security legislation that will take effect in March. “Since the legislation has been passed, ...

Dec 19, 2015

Almost half of Japanese think lawmakers are untrustworthy

Nearly half of the public remains distrustful of politicians, down 14 points from 2012, according to a survey by Central Research Services Inc. Trust in the Self-Defense Forces meanwhile remains high. The reasons behind the lawmakers’ gains were not provided. Central Research Services is ...