Oct 2, 2016

Government to seek Diet approval for deal to arm U.S. troops

The government is getting ready to ask the Diet to approve revisions to an agreement on logistics-sharing with the U.S. military, according to sources. The move comes after Tokyo and Washington signed the revised Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement, or ACSA, on Sept. 26. The ...

Oct 1, 2016

U.S. Consul General backs military's presence in Okinawa

Joel Ehrendreich, U.S. Consul General in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, emphasized Friday that U.S. military bases in the southernmost prefecture contribute to regional peace and stability. “I firmly believe that our presence here makes both our countries safer and makes our region more stable and ...

Japan's new defense chief to visit U.S., South Sudan

Sep 14, 2016

Japan's new defense chief to visit U.S., South Sudan

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada will visit the United States to hold talks with her U.S. counterpart Ashton Carter on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The meeting that comes as the two countries eye closer cooperation under Japan’s new security legislation. The talks between ...