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Aomori Kyodo A Maritime Self-Defense Force officer went missing Sunday after his helicopter hit a destroyer and crashed off Aomori Prefecture with six other crew members on board.
The fire may have started near a generator in the machinery room.
A professor at the National Defense Academy of Japan is suspected of plagiarizing the works of others in a book he cowrote and published last August and is being investigated by the school, academy officials said Thursday. Parts of the book written
One will coordinate and oversee all realignment issues, while the other three will handle relocating U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within Okinawa, moving thousands of marines in Okinawa to Guam, and transferring the U.S carrier aircraft
The Defense Ministry has discovered rips in the wings and fuselage of the P-1 next-generation Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol aircraft now under domestic development, a finding that may delay the planned delivery of four of them beyond next March.
Staff writer The Maritime Self-Defense Force will hold an inauguration ceremony Tuesday in Djibouti for Japan's first overseas military base since World War II, a move that Ahmed Araita Ali, Djibouti's ambassador to Japan, describes as an opportunity
Prosecutors are set to appeal the acquittal of two Maritime Self-Defense Force officers over a 2008 collision between an Aegis destroyer and a trawler that killed two fishermen, prosecution sources said Friday...The prosecutors sought two years in
A Japanese court on Wednesday acquitted two former naval officers over the collision of their destroyer with a tuna fishing boat that killed two fishermen near Tokyo Bay in 2008. The collision between the 7,750-tonne Aegis-class destroyer Atago and
Accepting the officers' claim that a right turn made by the 7.3-ton fishing vessel Seitoku Maru caused the risk of a collision, presiding Judge Hiroshi Akiyama determined that it was not the responsibility of the 7,750-ton Aegis destroyer Atago to
But regarding the Ground Self-Defense Force troops engaged in providing support to the victims and searching for missing people, Kitazawa said, "I will not let disaster-hit victims lose the sense of security provided by having uniformed SDF personnel