• Kyodo


A group of residents vowed Monday to protect the contingent of Ground Self-Defense Force troops that will be posted here and expressed hope for their help in reconstruction work.

At the first meeting of a newly launched group aimed at promoting friendly ties with the Japanese, around 50 participants, including local officials and businessmen, agreed on the need for the city as a whole to protect the GSDF contingent.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.