The second highest number recorded by Defense Minister NobuoKishi 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
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
was quoted by
at the time.
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
... 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,
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 ...
The establishment of a new cyber unit at the
headquarters in Tokyo reflects the need to improve the
's capabilities in cyberspace.
The threat of cyberattacks is getting more sophisticated day by day. Defense Minister
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 ...
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
told reporters that the S. joint response capabilities were a priority, Defense Minister
The air-to-air combat training conducted west of
Air Base in Aomori Prefecture involved four F-35 As from Japan and four from the ...
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 NobuoKishi in Tokyo on March 8.
, right, hands a written emergency request for the deployment of
Forces around nuclear plants in his prefecture to
in Tokyo on March ...
... 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 NobuoKishi
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.
said the North Korean projectile reached a height of 550 kilometers ...
... to monitor it closely, the ministry said in a statement.
Later Wednesday, the top spokesman,
, told a news conference that Tokyo had protested the flight to
the Russian Embassy
, calling it extremely regrettable.
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 ...