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Build Your Own Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces

Build Your Own Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces

Since the end of the Cold War, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces have slowly been acquiring new roles and missions. Ballistic missile defense, anti-piracy at the Horn of Africa, refueling NATO ships in the Indian Ocean, not to mention dealing with the rise of a belligerent China. The MSDF is facing a more diverse set...

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Japan's New Defense Minister: Morimoto Satoshi

Japan’s New Defense Minister: Morimoto Satoshi

As mentioned by James Noda has selected Takushoku Professor Morimoto Satoshi to replace Tanaka Naoki as Defense Minister. While he is an academic and Japan’s first non-politician (民間人) Defense Minister/JDA Chief since the establishment of the JDA in 1954, he is certainly not short on experience and knowledge of both defense issues and the political system....

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Japan's MSDF to make a Port Call in Manila amid Tensions

Japan’s MSDF to make a Port Call in Manila amid Tensions

When? Next week it would seem. Hot on the heels of a promise to supply a number of JCG vessels to the Philippines, Japan is now also sending three JMSDF naval training ships to Manila for a four-day port call from 28 May to 31 May. The ships are reported to be the JS Kashima (TV-3505),...

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