Aug 29, 2016

Fresh GSDF mission in South Sudan planned under new security laws

The Defense Ministry is making final arrangements to allow Ground Self-Defense Force personnel to be sent to South Sudan, possibly in mid-November, to conduct a fresh mission in a limited area under new security laws, according to a government source. The mission, focusing on ...

Jul 28, 2016

Bullet hit Japanese aid workers' vehicle in South Sudan, Suga confirms

A vehicle carrying Japanese aid workers in conflict-ravaged South Sudan came under gunfire earlier this month, but no one aboard was injured, the government’s top spokesman revealed Thursday. A group of four Japan International Cooperation Agency workers were travelling in a bulletproof vehicle in ...

Jul 22, 2016

Bullet marks downplayed at SDF camp in South Sudan

Bullet marks have been found at a Self-Defense Forces camp in South Sudan, Ground SDF Chief of Staff Toshiya Okabe said Thursday. The troops are supporting a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the young, violence-wracked nation, and whether they have come under fire will add ...

Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

Jul 17, 2016

Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

In looting on an epic scale, a month’s worth of food aid for over 220,000 South Sudanese was stolen in just two days — along with the giant warehouses that stored it. As fighting raged between rival forces in the capital, Juba, last week, ...

GSDF families briefed on situation in South Sudan

Jul 12, 2016

GSDF families briefed on situation in South Sudan

The Ground Self-Defense Force has told families of personnel stationed in conflict-mired South Sudan that no direct attack has been made on their camp, a GSDF official said Tuesday. The families of the personnel from the 7th Division, based in Chitose, Hokkaido, were told ...