National Dec 21, 2016

Japan will oppose South Sudan arms embargo, government source says

Japan will oppose a U.S.-backed draft U.N. Security Council resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, government sources said Wednesday. Japan is apparently concerned that if the council adopts the resolution, South Sudan will retaliate against U.N. representatives on the ground, including peacekeepers ...

National Nov 20, 2016

Japan, Australia aim to expand military logistical support

Japan and Australia will seek to revise a bilateral pact to boost logistics cooperation between their forces, with a signing ceremony expected in late December when the two countries' ministers meet for security talks, a Japanese government source said Saturday. Through the revision of the ...

U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

World Nov 18, 2016

U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

The United States circulated on Thursday to the 15-member United Nations Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and further targeted sanctions amid warnings by a senior U.N. official of possible genocide. Political rivalry between South Sudan's President Salva ...

GSDF families briefed on situation in South Sudan

National Jul 12, 2016

GSDF families briefed on situation in South Sudan

The Ground Self-Defense Force has told families of personnel stationed in conflict-mired South Sudan that no direct attack has been made on their camp, a GSDF official said Tuesday. The families of the personnel from the 7th Division, based in Chitose, Hokkaido, were told by ...