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Number of Japanese Defense Academy cadets refusing to become officials
The second highest number recorded by Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi was expressed at a March 29 news conference, with seventy-two of the 479 National Defense Academy graduates refusing to become Japanese Self-Defense Forces SDF officials. The second highest number recorded by Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi was ...
Updated: 03/30/2022
Japan criticizes Russia for showcasing military muscle on disputed islands
... Ukraine. Japan raised concerns about an imminent threat from Russia despite the latter's focus on Ukraine's invasion. The Russian military is stepping up operations around Japan while Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi was quoted by Nippon.com at the time. Kishi said Japan will keep a close watch with a sense of tension. Military watchers claimed that the recent Russian military activities were no coincidence. James Brown, an associate professor at Temple University ...
Updated: 03/28/2022
Japan says rUSsia's attack on Ukraine could lead to biggest crisis since WW2
... and the Japan Coast Guard, as China asserts sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands, a group of uninhabited islets administrated by Japan in the East China Sea, which often sends ships nearby to project its power. At Sunday's ceremony, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said that anyone can see that the area around Japan and the world are entering turbulent times. As part of COVID 19 measures, the ceremony was scaled down with diplomas only given to representatives at the venue. The academy saw 479 students graduating ...
Updated: 03/27/2022
Japan launches new cyberdefense unit
... capabilities. The establishment of a new cyber unit at the Defense Ministry headquarters in Tokyo reflects the need to improve the SDF 's capabilities in cyberspace. The threat of cyberattacks is getting more sophisticated day by day. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said in a ceremony to mark the launch of the unit that the reorganization of the defense unit is a major step forward as we face an urgent task to respond to it. The new unit combines cyber departments that have been dispersed among the Self-Defense ...
Updated: 03/17/2022
Japan conducts first joint exercise with US Air Force
... the U.S. Air Force involving their respective F-35A advanced stealth fighter jets. The drill over the Sea of Japan off northeastern Japan last Thursday marked a major milestone in the improvement of the ASDF's ability and Japan-U. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told reporters that the S. joint response capabilities were a priority, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said. The air-to-air combat training conducted west of Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture involved four F-35 As from Japan and four from the ...
Updated: 03/15/2022
Japan orders deployment of Self-Defense Forces around nuclear plants
Fukui Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto, right, hands a written emergency request for the deployment of Self-Defense Forces around nuclear plants in his prefecture to Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi in Tokyo on March 8. Fukui Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto , right, hands a written emergency request for the deployment of Self-Defense Forces Defense Forces around nuclear plants in his prefecture to Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi in Tokyo on March ...
Updated: 03/09/2022
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile toward peninsula
... located. The region was the site of previous tests, including the Feb. 27 launch. The launch comes at a time when international society is dealing with the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Beijing Paralympics are being held. Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said it was not acceptable. Our country and the surrounding regions can't overlook the significant pace at which North Korea is developing its missile-launching technology. Kishi said the North Korean projectile reached a height of 550 kilometers ...
Updated: 03/05/2022
Russian military helicopter enters Japanese airspace
... to monitor it closely, the ministry said in a statement. Later Wednesday, the top spokesman, Hirokazu Matsuno , told a news conference that Tokyo had protested the flight to the Russian Embassy , calling it extremely regrettable. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said on February 15 that 24 Russian warships had been operating in the Sea of Japan and the southern part of the Okhotsk Sea since the beginning of the month, in part of what he called unusual large-scale military exercises. On Wednesday, fighting ...
Updated: 03/02/2022
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