National Dec 4, 2015

Probe launched over abrupt change in MSDF's next chopper pick

A special unit under the defense minister is investigating whistleblower information that the Maritime Self-Defense Force's preferred choice for its next-generation utility helicopters, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani admitted Friday. Although the minister declined to elaborate, ministry sources said Thursday that the MSDF's preferred choice has ...

Editorials Apr 27, 2014

MSDF must clean up its act

A Tokyo High Court ruling for the plaintiff in a damages suit over the suicide of a Maritime Self-Defense Force member highlights the deplorable attempt by the MSDF to cover up evidence that the victim was bullied.