National / Politics Aug 31, 2016

Inada may visit South Sudan to check SDF security situation

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada is considering visiting conflict-torn South Sudan this month to examine the area where the Self-Defense Forces deploy for U.N. peacekeeping operations, a government source said. The trip, expected to take place after her trip to the United States on Sept. 13, ...

National Aug 29, 2016

Fresh GSDF mission in South Sudan planned under new security laws

The Defense Ministry is making final arrangements to allow Ground Self-Defense Force personnel to be sent to South Sudan, possibly in mid-November, to conduct a fresh mission in a limited area under new security laws, according to a government source. The mission, focusing on rescuing ...