GSDF and U.S. Marines start joint drills in snowy Hokkaido

National Jan 26, 2020

GSDF and U.S. Marines start joint drills in snowy Hokkaido

The Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps held a ceremony on Sunday to mark the occasion of their joint exercises taking place in Hokkaido. The drills began last Wednesday and will continue until Feb. 8. Two of the Marine Corps' Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft, ...

City in Chiba Prefecture approves provisional Osprey deployment

National Dec 25, 2019

City in Chiba Prefecture approves provisional Osprey deployment

Kisarazu Mayor Yoshikuni Watanabe voiced approval Wednesday for the proposed provisional deployment of the Ground Self-Defense Force's Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft to the Chiba Prefecture city. During a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Defense Minister Taro Kono told Watanabe that his ministry will ...