Defense, diplomacy chiefs sidestep SOFA

Oct 4, 2013

Defense, diplomacy chiefs sidestep SOFA

by Eric Johnston

Thursday’s agreement between the United States and Japan to revise defense cooperation guidelines touched on a number of core issues, such as transferring U.S. Marines to Guam, building a contentious replacement in Okinawa for the Futenma base, and cooperating on ballistic missile defense and ...

Aug 15, 2013

Foreign, defense chiefs set first meeting with U.S. counterparts

Japanese and U.S. foreign and defense chiefs are expected to agree to review defense cooperation guidelines amid the changing security environment in the Asia-Pacific region when they meet in Tokyo on Oct. 3, a Japanese government source said Wednesday. The so-called two-plus-two meeting will ...