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Tekken At Sea: Japanese Destroyer vs. Chinese Frigate

Tekken At Sea: Japanese Destroyer vs. Chinese Frigate

Last week a Chinese Jiangwei-II (Type 053H3) class frigate locked its fire control radar on a Japanese destroyer. The name of the Chinese frigate was not mentioned, but the Japanese destroyer involved in the incident was JS Yudachi (DD-103), of the Murasame class. After being lit up by the Chinese radar, Yudachi took evasive action....

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Japanese Light Aircraft Carrier Design: A Critique

Japanese Light Aircraft Carrier Design: A Critique

  ChinaSMACK has a post up on Chinese netizens’ reaction to a Japanese magazine article. The article in question included an artist’s impression of the ATD-X/Shinshin/F-3 fighter downing a Chinese J-20 fighter. Netizen reactions ranged from nationalistic to bemused. Of more interest however is the article the image was taken from, which depicts an indigenous...

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MSDF in New Hollywood Film, "BATTLESHIP"

MSDF in New Hollywood Film, “BATTLESHIP”

For the first time, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force is set appear to appear in a Hollywood film. “BATTLESHIP”, based on the popular board game, is a movie about a multinational naval task force exercising off Hawaii and encountering a hostile alien sea flotilla. Click here for the trailer. The “multinational naval task force...

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Tanks of the GSDF (in plastic)

Tanks of the GSDF (in plastic)

Model maker Tasca has announced the latest GSDF tank to be released in plastic model kit form, the M4A3E8. The M4A3E8, considered ultimate version of the Sherman tank, served with the U.S. Army in World War II, as well as the Korean War. Here’s a pic of the cover art, courtesy the excellent Perth Military...

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Miyuki Nakajima's "Jidai" as Played by the Eastern Army Band [Youtube Friday]

Miyuki Nakajima’s “Jidai” as Played by the Eastern Army Band [Youtube Friday]

The GSDF Eastern Army Band covers a classic by one of Japan's most beloved female singer-songwriters Miyuki Nakajima.

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SDF Calendar: March

SDF Calendar: March

As we enter March, let the MSDF spice up your desktop. [ 800 x 600 ] [ 1024 x 768 ] [ 1280 x 1024 ]

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