Japanese and U.S. forces hold joint military rescue exercise

National Oct 31, 2018

Japanese and U.S. forces hold joint military rescue exercise

The Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military began a joint rescue drill off the coast of Aomori Prefecture on Wednesday as part of a biennial exercise aimed at enhancing their readiness and partnership. Based on the scenario of an aircraft accident, U.S. forces will practice ...

Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

National May 12, 2017

Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday expressed displeasure with a recent U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and said it might have flouted a bilateral accord. Inada said U.S. parachute drop training should be "basically" conducted at an airfield on nearby Ie ...