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Aug 9, 2018

Saga governor positive on GSDF Osprey deployment

Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi showed Wednesday a positive attitude to allowing the Defense Ministry to deploy Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft to his prefecture. A study by the prefectural government found no inconsistency in the ministry's explanation of the safety of the aircraft, Yamaguchi told a ...

Age limit for SDF recruits to be raised to 32

Aug 8, 2018

Age limit for SDF recruits to be raised to 32

The Defense Ministry plans to expand the age range at which it will accept Self-Defense Forces members and cadets from the current 18-26 to as high as 32 by October at the earliest — its first such hike in 28 years, officials said Tuesday. The ...