Dec 21, 2016

Japan will oppose South Sudan arms embargo, government source says

Japan will oppose a U.S.-backed draft U.N. Security Council resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, government sources said Wednesday. Japan is apparently concerned that if the council adopts the resolution, South Sudan will retaliate against U.N. representatives on the ground, including ...

Protests held against expanded mission for SDF in South Sudan

Dec 11, 2016

Protests held against expanded mission for SDF in South Sudan

A protest march and rally were held in Tokyo on Sunday to oppose the expansion of mission parameters for Ground Self-Defense Force personnel taking part in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The event was held the day before the personnel officially received ...

SDF troops in South Sudan could withdraw if security worsens: defense chief

Dec 10, 2016

SDF troops in South Sudan could withdraw if security worsens: defense chief

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said Self-Defense Force personnel taking part in U.N. peacekeeping operations in South Sudan could be withdrawn if the security conditions deteriorate in the troubled African nation. “The situation could abruptly change so we will consistently gather necessary information for ensuring ...