U.S. Osprey joins joint drill despite opposition in Hokkaido

/ Aug 18, 2017

U.S. Osprey joins joint drill despite opposition in Hokkaido

A U.S. MV-22 Osprey took part Friday in a joint exercise in Hokkaido between the Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. The tilt-rotor transport aircraft joined the exercise amid local opposition spurred by the central government's decision to retract its request for the ...

/ Jul 30, 2014

Japan wants France-Russia warship deal quashed

The government on Tuesday expressed "strong concern" about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande has ...

Jul 25, 2014

Japan to express concern about French warship sale to Russia

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera plans to tell his French counterpart that Japan has strong concerns about France's plan to sell two helicopter carriers to Russia, according to a Japanese government source. In a move meant to show support for its ally, the United States, Onodera ...