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Japan's defense officials to use AI for record management

National Sep 25, 2018

Japan's defense officials to use AI for record management

The Defense Ministry plans to use artificial intelligence for the management of public records, drawing lessons from the mishandling of daily Self-Defense Forces activity logs, according to officials. Under the project, AI algorithms will "learn" the content of public records and ensure that every related ...

National Aug 17, 2018

With eye on China, Japan to boost cyberdefense capabilities

The Defense Ministry plans to strengthen measures against cyberattacks by setting up its first regional cyberdefense unit, amid China's efforts to bolster its own cyber capabilities, a governmental official said Thursday. The new unit will be set up within the Ground Self-Defense Force Western Army ...

Age limit for SDF recruits to be raised to 32

National Aug 8, 2018

Age limit for SDF recruits to be raised to 32

The Defense Ministry plans to expand the age range at which it will accept Self-Defense Forces members and cadets from the current 18-26 to as high as 32 by October at the earliest — its first such hike in 28 years, officials said Tuesday. The ...