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Weekend Summary: Jan 9 2011

Weekend Summary: Jan 9 2011

Is Kim Jong-il laughing at us? by Borut Peterlin via Flickr North Korea offers unconditional talks On Jan 5, the North Korea’s state media carried an open-armed call for the resumption of reunification talks. “It is the review of the past three years that the issue of inter-Korean relations can never be solved by confrontation...

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Defense Ministry considering UAV option

Defense Ministry considering UAV option

Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk via Wikipedia On December 30, the Daily Yomiuri reported that Japan is looking into UAV technology for the surveillance of China and North Korea. This is backed up by the Midterm Defense Buildup Program from 2011, which the Cabinet approved on December 17. The paper’s sources in Ichigaya stated that senior...

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Mid-Week Summary: Jan 5 2011

Mid-Week Summary: Jan 5 2011

Aerial view of Kadena Air Base via Wikipedia Japan, US agree to relocate F-15 training from Kadena to Guam This is part of a large move relocating forces from Okinawa to Guam, but is only a minor victory for the Japanese government who remain unable to effect any larger move.   US drops AEGIS system...

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Towards a Permanent Law for Overseas Deployment

Towards a Permanent Law for Overseas Deployment

Sailors aboard Japanese destroyer JS KONGO (DDG 173) via Wikipedia The Mainichi Daily News reported yesterday that the DPJ “is set to consider legislation for a permanent law to allow the dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) overseas whenever the need arises, as well as to look into authorizing Japan to exercise the right of...

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