SDF personnel express mixed views as Japan debates Constitution

Oct 18, 2017

SDF personnel express mixed views as Japan debates Constitution

Members of the Self-Defense Forces expressed mixed reactions to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal to revise the country's Constitution so that it formally acknowledges the role of the SDF — one of the major issues in Sunday's general election. "Recognizing the SDF in the Constitution ...

Oct 5, 2017

U.S. approves missile sale to Japan amid North Korea threat

The United States approved the sale of 56 advanced medium-range missiles to Japan for an estimated ¥12.6 billion ($113 million), the State Department said Wednesday as the two allies face a growing missile and nuclear threat from North Korea. The planned sale of the AIM-120C-7 ...

/ Sep 21, 2017

Japan's Kono reaffirms commitment to peacekeeping at U.N.

Japan will continue to make a positive contribution to U.N. peacekeeping efforts following its withdrawal of troops from a mission in South Sudan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Wednesday in New York. "Under the banner of 'proactive contribution to peace,' Japan has made every effort ...