Experienced defense hand Nakatani joins Cabinet

National / Politics Dec 24, 2014

Experienced defense hand Nakatani joins Cabinet

Gen Nakatani, picked Wednesday as defense minister, is a former Self-Defense Forces officer well-versed in defense and security policy, and an advocate of expanding the range of roles Japan can play in security overseas. He was an instructor for an elite ranger unit before leaving ...

National / Politics Dec 24, 2014

Defense Minister Eto to decline post in new Cabinet: sources

Defense Minister Akinori Eto will decline an offer to retain his position in the post-election Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sources at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday, adding former defense chief Gen Nakatani is seen as a likely replacement. Abe is expected ...