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ISS: Could Japan give new direction to West African security approaches?

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As external partners struggle to find appropriate responses to the many challenges facing West Africa, Japan’s approach to peace and security may be an...

Priority rating for SADC Mozambique humanitarian response centre

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The deployment of soldiers and equipment in Mozambique is a reality in the Southern African regional bloc’s commitment to peace in the east African...

Japan contributes to explosive hazard management in Somalia

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Explosive hazards continue to impact on peace and state building efforts in Somalia with extremist groups using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a preferred...

Japan defence ministry investigating potential hack of next-gen missile details: Asahi

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Japan’s defence ministry is investigating a possible leak of details of a new state-of-the-art missile in a large-scale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp,...

Japanese warship to patrol Gulf of Oman

A Japanese destroyer is en route to the Gulf of Oman amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes supplying nearly all the...

Japanese sailors to guard ships in the Middle East

Japan is working on a plan to send 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law allowing military...

Japan donates patrol boats to Kenya

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Japan has donated 17 patrol boats to Kenya to help the East African country improve maritime security. The boats were handed over to the Maritime...

Africa progressing on development – Guterres

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African nations have made “significant progress” in developmental efforts over the last few years, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said this week at the Seventh...

Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force team to train Ugandan military engineers

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22 members of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) Trainers Team will soon be deployed to Uganda.   According to the JGSDF Facebook page, the team...

Japan, US discuss ways to enhance partnership in Horn of Africa

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Japanese and U.S. leadership met in Djibouti to discuss ways to build relationships across the Combined Joint Operations Area. The Japan Ground Self-Defense...

Drones offer high-tech help to Japan’s aging farmers

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The next generation farmhand in Japan's aging rural heartland may be a drone. For several months, developers and farmers in northeast Japan have...

Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defences against China

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Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge...

Japan’s new advanced fighter may be based on existing foreign design

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Japan is seeking proposals for a new advanced jet fighter based on an existing Western aircraft and wants American and British cooperation...

Japan issues false alarm over missile launch, days after Hawaii alert...

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Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm on Tuesday saying North Korea appeared to have launched a missile and urging people...

The Expansion of the Japan Self-Defense Force Base in Djibouti

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Last year, Japanese officials revealed that the Japanese Government would lease additional land to expand the Japan Self-Defense Force Base in Djibouti....

Japan to show off new heavy lift military plane in search...

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Japan's air force said on Friday it will send its new C-2 long-range heavy lift military cargo plane overseas for the first...

Multilateral non-combatant evacuation exercise held in Djibouti

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Initiated by the Japanese military, the US Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) supported the first joint-nation noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO)...

North Korea’s ‘reckless’ missile launch over Japan sharply escalates tension

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, prompting warnings to residents to...

Senegalese military takes delivery of Japanese field hospital, ambulances

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The Japanese embassy in Senegal has donated a 30-bed mobile field hospital and two ambulances to help the Senegal Armed Forces (SAF)...

Last Japanese troops leave UN mission in South Sudan

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The last Japanese troops withdrew from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Thursday, marking the end of a controversial push...

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