National / Politics Dec 11, 2018

Japan to effectively remodel MSDF vessel into aircraft carrier

Japan plans to effectively upgrade one of its helicopter carriers to enable it to transport and launch fighter jets, the latest draft of its defense guidelines showed Tuesday, in an apparent effort to curtail China's maritime assertiveness in nearby waters. The ruling parties approved the ...

National / Politics Nov 17, 2018

Work on Japan's new defense guidelines to focus on missiles, cyberattacks

The ruling coalition will focus on addressing threats posed by ballistic missiles, cyberattacks and electromagnetic attacks when revising the national defense program guidelines, a senior official said. "North Korea has improved its ballistic missile capabilities," former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters Fridya after the ...