MSDF to join RIMPAC naval drills off Hawaii in August

National Jul 14, 2020

MSDF to join RIMPAC naval drills off Hawaii in August

Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force will participate in the U.S.-led Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, multinational naval exercises to be held off Hawaii between Aug. 17 and 31, Defense Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday. MSDF troops will only join offshore drills, without participating in exchange ...

Ise Jingu parlays Shinto ritual into record crowds

National Dec 20, 2013

Ise Jingu parlays Shinto ritual into record crowds

Ise Jingu Shrine, fresh off its Sengyo-no-gi in October, the main event in the "shikinen sengu" ritual of transferring the deity to a new shrine building every two decades, is drawing record crowds. The number of worshippers flocking to the shrine in Ise, Mie Prefecture, ...