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Japan escorts 13 ships off Somalia in March

From IHS Maritime 360, by Hisane Masaki, Apr 2015

The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) vessels escorted 13 commercial ships in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in March to protect them against pirate attacks, the country’s transport ministry said on 10 April. 183 more words


Tokyo Boys Collection teams up with Japan Self-Defense Force to parade their fine men in uniform

Everybody loves a man in a uniform – a fact that was clearly evident at the Tokyo Boys Collection fashion and entertainment event held on March 12… 405 more words


Consequences for Japan's Constitutional change

I explain and analyse Japan’s recent changes to the constitution and discuss the consequences and impact on regional international relations. 2,631 more words


Mountain lodges, covered with volcanic ash near the peak of Mt. Ontake

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters make rescue works among mountain lodges, covered with volcanic ash near the peak of Mt. Ontake.


Japan Self-Defense Force and the Japanese Constitution


It occurs to me that despite having the words ‘culture, politics, misc.’ confidently bannering my site, I’ve yet to deliver on any political commentary. 266 more words


Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on BS Nittere TV

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga appeared today in Shinso News program on BS Nittere. He talked about the right to exercise collective self-defense and abenomics. 838 more words


Japan Lifts Military Ban: A return to its pre-war power?

Note: This post was written quickly and published with minimal edits because I really wanted to comment on this situation. All written material is subject to change as I continue to follow the discourse surrounding these events. 702 more words