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Tim Kelly
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2014
Tokyo, Canberra test sub fleet export waters
Japan will get the chance to pursue an unprecedented military export deal when its defense and foreign ministers meet their Australian counterparts in Tokyo next month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2014
'Tank girls' lead the charge
Being a soldier in Japan after World War II was seen as a job for failed police recruits and unemployed youths from depressed rural towns.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 18, 2014
Government, industry bodies take part in first broad cybersecurity drill
Japan faces a full-on cyber-attack across government departments Tuesday in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country gears up to host the 2020 Olympics.

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