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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

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 ...