• Kyodo


The government is making arrangements to expand the role of the Self-Defense Forces mission in South Sudan as early as May under the security legislation enacted last week, according to officials.

SDF personnel dispatched to the African country as part of U.N. peacekeeping operations will be allowed to go to the aid of other countries’ troops or U.N. staff under attack, the officials said Tuesday.

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