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Japan's top uniformed SDF officer to see term extended

May 16, 2018

Japan's top uniformed SDF officer to see term extended

The government plans to extend the term of Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the top uniformed officer in the Self-Defense Forces, believing he is best suited for the job amid continued threats from North Korea and other uncertain security situations in the region, government sources said ...

Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy

/ May 15, 2018

Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy

Japan approved Tuesday a new ocean policy that highlights maritime security, amid perceived growing threats from North Korea and China, in a reversal from the previous version which focused largely on sea resource development. The ocean program cited threats from North Korea's launching of ballistic ...