Japan To Send Avigan To 38 Nations For Free

Japan to send Avigan to 38 nations for free

Japan will soon provide 38 countries with the anti-flu drug Avigan, which is seen as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu says the countries, which includes the Netherlands, the Philippines and Malaysia, will receive the anti-flu drug developed by a Japanese company.

Government To Send Face Masks To Nursing Homes

Government to send face masks to nursing homes

Japan's government is going to send 21.5 million face masks to nursing care and other facilities facing a shortage amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Health minister Katsunobu Kato made the announcement on Thursday.

Officials To Send Out Masks From Govt. Stocks

Officials to send out masks from govt. stocks

Japanese government officials are preparing to send out over 2.5 million face masks from their stockpiles to medical and other facilities facing a serious shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The government decided to release the masks out of some 6.4 million kept at ministries and agencies in case of disasters or other emergencies.

Govt. Plans To Send 5th Chartered Plane To China

Govt. plans to send 5th chartered plane to China

Japan's government is planning to send a fifth chartered plane to evacuate Japanese citizens from the Chinese province of Hubei which has been hit hard by the new coronavirus outbreak.

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters on Monday that arrangements are underway to send the plane this weekend at the earliest.

Japan To Send Patrol Planes To Middle East

Japan to send patrol planes to Middle East

Two patrol planes of Japan's Self-Defense Forces will leave Japan for the Middle East on Saturday to help ensure the safe navigation of commercial vessels.

Defense Minister Taro Kono ordered the dispatch of the aircraft and one destroyer at a meeting with senior ministry and Self-Defense Forces officials.

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 To Send Officials To Us Initiative Briefing

Japan to send officials to US initiative briefing

Japan's government is arranging to send a delegation to a briefing planned by the United States on a new initiative to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz.

Last week, the US military announced a plan to form a coalition to ensure safe passage of vessels in the strategic waterway amid growing tension over Iran.

Iwaya: No Need To Send Sdf After Tanker Attacks

Iwaya: No need to send SDF after tanker attacks

Japan's Defense Minister says the government does not plan to dispatch Self-Defense Force personnel in response to the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

Two tankers were attacked on Thursday near the Strait of Hormuz. One of the vessels is operated by a Tokyo-based shipping firm.

N.korea Missile Launch May Send Message

N.Korea missile launch may send message

A senior official of Japan's Defense Ministry has told NHK the missile launch by North Korea does not directly affect Japan.

The official said Pyongyang may have used the launch to send a message to the United States, as negotiations between the 2 countries have stalled.

Govt. To Send Sdf Officials To Egypt

Govt. to send SDF officials to Egypt

Japan's government will send Self-Defense Force personnel on a multinational peacekeeping mission for the first time under security legislation enacted in 2015.

The Cabinet approved the decision on Tuesday to send two senior officials to the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt.

Japan To Send Sdf Vessel To China Fleet Review

Japan to send SDF vessel to China fleet review

Japan's Defense Ministry will send a Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel to China to take part in an international fleet review next month. This will be the first dispatch of an MSDF vessel to China in seven-and-a-half years.

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters on Friday that the ministry will send a destroyer to the naval event in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on April 23. The review is being held to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Chinese Navy.

Japan To Send Aid To Nepal

Japan to send aid to Nepal

Japan has announced it is giving Nepal a significant aid package to help the country overcome a food shortage.

The foreign ministers of the two countries reached the agreement for around 3 million dollars.
Nepal will use the money to buy Japanese rice for about 100,000 people.

Msdf Will Not Send Vessel To S.korea Naval Event

MSDF will not send vessel to S.Korea naval event

Japan's government has informed South Korea that it will not send a vessel to the country's fleet review after considering Seoul's request not to fly the Maritime Self-Defense Force's official flag at the naval event that begins next Thursday.

South Korea had asked Japan's MSDF not to display the ensign. It said the "Rising Sun" flag reminds South Koreans and some Asian neighbors of Japanese militarism before and during World War Two, when it was used by the Japanese Imperial Navy.