Kono Inspects Japan-us Parachute Drill

Kono inspects Japan-US parachute drill

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono has inspected a parachute drill by the Ground Self-Defense Force and the US military. The exercise is aimed at preparing for a possible attack on Japan's remote islands.

Kono visited Camp Narashino near Tokyo where the SDF's only parachute unit, the 1st Airborne Brigade, conducted this year's first exercise on Sunday.

Japan's Defense Chief Inspects Chinese Army Drill

Japan's defense chief inspects Chinese army drill

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono has visited a facility of the Chinese army to inspect its counter-terrorism drill.

Kono is visiting China as the first Japanese defense minister to visit the country in ten years.

Japan-us Drill Focuses On New Defense Areas

Japan-US drill focuses on new defense areas

The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and the US Army have begun a joint drill aimed at boosting cooperation in cyberspace and other new areas of defense.

The annual exercise is dubbed "Yama Sakura." It started on Monday at several locations in Japan, with about 6,600 personnel taking part.

S.korea Cancels Coast Guard Drill With Japan

S.Korea cancels coast guard drill with Japan

A regional coast guard in Japan says its South Korean counterpart has asked to cancel a joint drill for maritime accidents.

The 8th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture, revealed on Friday that the joint exercise scheduled for next Wednesday will not take place. The coast guard said it received the request on Wednesday .

Japan Stages Drill For Nuclear Accident Scenario

Japan stages drill for nuclear accident scenario

Japanese ministers and government officials have taken part in a drill simulating an accident at a nuclear power plant caused by a massive earthquake.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and some of his ministers gathered at his office on Saturday for the exercise, which was based on a scenario involving the No. 2 reactor at the Shimane nuclear power plant in western Japan.

Pac3 Interceptor Drill Held At Tokyo Park

PAC3 interceptor drill held at Tokyo park

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force has staged a drill involving a PAC3 missile interceptor at a public park in Tokyo.

The drill started at around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Fifteen vehicles carrying launchers and radar equipment were deployed to a park in the Ariake waterfront district.

Pac3 Interceptor Drill Planned At Tokyo Park

PAC3 interceptor drill planned at Tokyo park

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force plans to stage a drill involving a PAC3 missile interceptor at a public park in Tokyo early next month.

ASDF officials say 15 vehicles carrying launchers and radar equipment will be deployed at a park in the Ariake waterfront district on October 9.

Jmsdf Destroyer Joins Malaysian Navy Drill

JMSDF destroyer joins Malaysian navy drill

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer has conducted a joint exercise with the Malaysian navy.

The Asagiri made a port call at Kuantan in eastern Malaysia on Wednesday. The vessel was on its way home after completing a counter-piracy mission off Somalia.

Dengue Fever Response Drill Held In Tokyo Park

Dengue fever response drill held in Tokyo park

Japanese officials are training to tackle a possible outbreak of mosquito-borne viral infections, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

About 160 officials from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Environment Ministry and other bodies took part in a drill on Monday in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in central Tokyo.

Anti-terrorism Drill Held In Tokyo Bay Area

Anti-terrorism drill held in Tokyo Bay area

A large-scale anti-terrorism drill was held in Tokyo on Monday as part of preparations for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It was held near Harumi Pier in the Tokyo Bay area -- the site of the athletes' village and many events.

Russia Says Its Navy Held Missile Drill On Etorofu

Russia says its navy held missile drill on Etorofu

The Russian Defense Ministry's newspaper says the military fired new surface-to-ship missiles in a drill last autumn on one of the four Russian-controlled islands that Japan claims.

Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Wednesday that a missile unit belonging to the Russian Pacific Fleet conducted the exercise on Etorofu Island with the Bal system.

Counterterrorism Drill Held At Haneda Airport

Counterterrorism drill held at Haneda airport

A counterterrorism drill with an emphasis on providing guidance in foreign languages has been held at Tokyo's Haneda airport in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.

The drill was held on Wednesday at two railway stations that directly service the airport's international passenger terminal. About 250 people, including railway officials and police officers, took part.

Anti-terror Drill Held At Narita Airport

Anti-terror drill held at Narita Airport

Officials at Narita Airport near Tokyo have held a counterterrorism drill as the country prepares for large-scale international events for two consecutive years.

The Rugby World Cup will be held this fall and the Olympics and Paralympics will take place the following summer.