Japan to cancel missile evacuation drills following Trump-Kim summit

National Jun 21, 2018

Japan to cancel missile evacuation drills following Trump-Kim summit

Tokyo has decided to cancel nationwide evacuation exercises designed to prepare for North Korean ballistic missile launches, a government source said Thursday. Following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit this month with U.S. President Donald Trump, the government has changed its stance on the ...

National Jan 12, 2016

Kagoshima holds annual disaster drill for Mount Sakurajima

The city and prefecture of Kagoshima held the 46th annual disaster drill Tuesday to prepare for a large-scale eruption of Mount Sakurajima. This year, Korean and Chinese were added to evacuation advisory languages. Last August, the eruption warning level for the temperamental volcano was raised to ...

National Oct 29, 2015

Saga Prefecture to allow survey for proposed SDF Osprey deployment

Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi said Thursday he will allow the central government to conduct surveys needed for the proposed deployment of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at a local airport in the prefecture. Yamaguchi expressed his intention during talks with Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, who sought approval ...