SDF chief says Japan is communicating with U.S. over coalition plan

National Jul 12, 2019

SDF chief says Japan is communicating with U.S. over coalition plan

The top uniformed officer of the Self-Defense Forces said Thursday that Japan is in communication with the United States regarding President Donald Trump's plan for a military coalition to safeguard commercial shipping in the Middle East. "It's true that Japan and the United States are ...

United Nations warns U.S. and Iran to not 'sleepwalk' into war

World Jun 27, 2019

United Nations warns U.S. and Iran to not 'sleepwalk' into war

United Nations members urged the U.S. and Iran Wednesday to step back from the brink of war and prevent an escalation of tensions. "Let us not sleepwalk into a military confrontation," Francois Delattre, the French ambassador to the world body, said in a Security Council ...

National / Politics Sep 15, 2015

Security bills won't allow for Hormuz minesweeping, Abe says

The administration does not view minesweeping operations in the Strait of Hormuz as one of the possible actions that the Self-Defense Forces would carry out if the national security bills are enacted, according to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "Considering the current international circumstances, we are ...