Japan gets seventh Aegis destroyer, with improved SM-3 interceptor

National Mar 19, 2020

Japan gets seventh Aegis destroyer, with improved SM-3 interceptor

The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Thursday put into commission its newest Aegis-equipped destroyer, the first of its vessels to be equipped with an improved antiballistic missile jointly developed by the United States and Japan. The Maya, capable of countering short- to intermediate-range threats with the ...

Japan welcomes first female paratrooper

National Mar 4, 2020

Japan welcomes first female paratrooper

Japan will soon have its first female paratrooper, a 31-year-old woman who finished formal training on Wednesday and is set to join the Ground Self-Defense Force's 1st Airborne Brigade. Sgt. Reina Hashiba took part in a ceremony at Camp Narashino in Chiba Prefecture along with ...