Two SDF planes arrive in Australia to help fight bush fires

National Jan 16, 2020

Two SDF planes arrive in Australia to help fight bush fires

Two Air Self-Defense Force planes arrived at an air base on the outskirts of Sydney on Thursday to assist in fighting unprecedented and deadly bush fires across the country. ASDF Col. Masashi Ota, who is leading the mission, told reporters upon arrival that he is ...

Japan defense chief observes map exercise ahead of MSDF Mideast dispatch

National Jan 9, 2020

Japan defense chief observes map exercise ahead of MSDF Mideast dispatch

Defense Minister Taro Kono observed an exercise conducted by Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel Thursday ahead of their dispatch to the Middle East on an information-gathering mission later this month. Commanding officers — including the captain of the Takanami destroyer, which is scheduled to be sent ...