Japan, Australia eye deeper defense ties amid North Korea tension

/ Apr 19, 2017

Japan, Australia eye deeper defense ties amid North Korea tension

Facing China’s maritime assertiveness and the threat from North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, the defense ministers of Japan and Australia agreed Wednesday to deepen security cooperation. The ministers met in Tokyo a day before “two-plus-two” security talks between the countries’ foreign and defense ...

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 ...