Cabinet Set To Approve Sdf Dispatch To Middle East

Cabinet set to approve SDF dispatch to Middle East

Japan's Cabinet is expected to approve as early as next Friday a plan to send Self-Defense Force personnel to the Middle East to gather information that will help protect ships with ties to the country.

The plan involves sending an SDF vessel and a patrol plane to waters near the Strait of Hormuz.

Cabinet To Approve Sdf Dispatch To The Middle East

Cabinet to approve SDF dispatch to the Middle East

Japan's Cabinet plans to approve a dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safe navigation of commercial vessels.

The Japanese government is considering sending troops to gather more information about the regional situation.

Japan To Send Sdf To Middle East Waters

Japan to send SDF to Middle East waters

Japan is considering the timing and duration of a plan to send its Self-Defense Forces to help secure Japanese shipping in Middle East waters.

The National Security Council on Friday decided against joining a US-initiated international coalition to escort vessels in the region. Officials decided Japan will take its own steps to ensure safety of related vessels.

Japan Mulling Sdf Dispatch To Middle East

Japan mulling SDF dispatch to Middle East

Japan is considering sending the country's Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East for information-gathering and monitoring missions.

Government sources say the basic policy of such a dispatch was confirmed at a National Security Council meeting on Friday.

Jr East To Suspend Some Services

JR East to suspend some services

East Japan Railway Company says it will start suspending services on some train lines in the Greater Tokyo area and Shizuoka Prefecture from 9 a.m. on Saturday due to Typhoon Hagibis.

The company also says it will reduce the number of Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Hokuriku and Joetsu Shinkansen bullet trains departing after 11 a.m., and will suspend all services later in the day.

Jr East May Cancel All Train Services Over Weekend

JR East may cancel all train services over weekend

East Japan Railway Company says it may cancel its Shinkansen bullet train and other conventional train services in the greater Tokyo area over the weekend.

JR East is now considering whether to cancel them as large and violent Typhoon Hagibis is forecast to affect the area on Saturday and Sunday.

Suga: Efforts To Ease Middle East Tension Continue

Suga: Efforts to ease Middle East tension continue

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan will consider various factors before deciding how to respond to a US-led mission to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz.

Suga told reporters on Tuesday that the government will examine what kind of actions are effective for safe navigation of vessels related to Japan in the region.

Abe, Erdogan To Work To Ease Middle East Tensions

Abe, Erdogan to work to ease Middle East tensions

The leaders of Japan and Turkey say they will work together to bring about stability in the Middle East, as tensions over Iran's nuclear program increase.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tokyo on Monday, after they attended the G20 summit in Osaka over the weekend.

Iwaya Hopes For Stability In Middle East

Iwaya hopes for stability in Middle East

Japan's defense minister says he hopes for a de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States.

Takeshi Iwaya spoke to reporters on Tuesday following Iran's announcement that it has quadrupled its capacity to produce low-enriched uranium.

Sony Mobile To Exit South-east Asia?

Sony Mobile to exit South-East Asia?

Sony Mobile has been retrenching from a number of smartphone markets over the last couple of years, in an effort to save costs, as it battles relevancy in a cutthroat industry, with fast-moving competitors. It is clear that the main focus of Sony's smartphone endeavours are now Japan, Europe and China/Taiwan, at the expense of most other regions. Sony might still be selling their Xperia smartphones in places like the United States, but not with the same push as seen in the above regions.

Nearly $50 Mil. To Other Middle East Dealers

Nearly $50 mil. to other Middle East dealers

NHK has learned that former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn paid nearly 50 million dollars to two Nissan dealers in the Middle East from the automaker's CEO reserve, which Ghosn could use at his discretion.

Ghosn has been detained since November, when he was arrested on suspicion of understating his executive compensation in Nissan securities reports.