Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan

Apr 25, 2017

Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan

Japan and the United States held a joint exercise involving their Aegis-equipped ships in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, amid heightened tension over North Korea. The Maritime Self-Defense Force had already conducted an exercise involving its destroyers and the U.S. nuclear-powered carrier Carl Vinson ...

Japanese troops withdrawing from South Sudan mission: U.N.

Apr 18, 2017

Japanese troops withdrawing from South Sudan mission: U.N.

Japan on Monday started withdrawing its troops from a U.N. mission in war battered South Sudan, according to an official, a move coinciding with escalating violence in a conflict where killings have been described as genocide. The 350-strong Japanese military contingent, which has been based ...