Govt. Eyes Revising Law To Set Up New Space Unit

Govt. eyes revising law to set up new space unit

Japan's Defense Ministry plans to submit a bill to the current session of the Diet to establish a space unit.

The ministry is considering creating the new unit and increasing the number of personnel starting this April to beef up its defense capabilities in the realms of outer space and cyberspace.

Japanese Msdf Unit Begins Mission In Middle East

Japanese MSDF unit begins mission in Middle East

A patrol plane unit from Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has begun its intelligence-gathering mission in the Middle East amid heightened tensions in the region.

The unit has two P-3C aircraft, flying from the East African nation of Djibouti to the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday.

Msdf Unit To Begin Its Mission In The Middle East

MSDF unit to begin its mission in the Middle East

A patrol plane unit of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force is preparing for its intelligence-gathering mission in the Middle East.

The defense ministry announced that as of Monday local time, two P-3C aircrafts which departed from Japan on January 11 had replaced a unit engaged in anti-piracy activities off Somalia.

Kono Inspects Sdf Unit In Djibouti

Kono inspects SDF unit in Djibouti

Japan's defense minister has inspected a Self-Defense Force unit in the East African nation of Djibouti following Cabinet approval of an SDF mission in the Middle East.

Taro Kono visited the unit on Saturday. Its members have been engaged in anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden.

Hitachi Mulls Selling Chemical Unit To Showa Denko

Hitachi mulls selling chemical unit to Showa Denko

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi is planning to sell a core subsidiary to major chemical maker Showa Denko. Sources say negotiators are now working on the deal for Hitachi Chemical.

Hitachi has a 51-percent stake in the subsidiary, which is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

New Coast Guard Unit To Crack Down On Wooden Boats

New Coast Guard unit to crack down on wooden boats

NHK has learned that the Japan Coast Guard is to launch a new surveillance unit next month. The move is in response to the rising number of cases in which wooden boats believed to be from North Korea were found on or near the Japanese coast.

The mobile surveillance unit is reportedly to be stationed on the Sea of Japan coast of Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan.

Okinawa Special Police Unit To Deal With Intruders

Okinawa special police unit to deal with intruders

Japan's National Police Agency will deploy its first special unit in Okinawa in fiscal 2020 to deal with intruders on remote islands near the country's borders.

The task force will be set up within the Okinawa prefectural police and is expected to consist of trained officers armed with submachine guns and other defense equipment.

Defense Budget Aims To Create New Space Unit

Defense budget aims to create new space unit

Japan's Defense Ministry says it has decided to request a budget allocation to create a new space monitoring unit within the Air Self-Defense Force.

The Defense Ministry is set to ask for more than 5.3 trillion yen, or about 49.7 billion dollars, for the fiscal year starting in April 2020.

Sony's New Carplay Infotainment Unit Puts A Tablet In Your Car

Sony's New CarPlay Infotainment Unit Puts A Tablet In Your Car

One of the advantages and features of Tesla’s cars is that they come with a huge infotainment display. If you’re looking to furnish your car with a similar system, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently debuted their new CarPlay infotainment unit that comes with a pretty big 8.95-inch display.

Granted, it’s probably still not as big as you might find in a Tesla, but it should still be big enough where you can show information like maps and view it clearly. This unit will support both CarPlay and Android Auto, depending on your personal preference. It is also designed to fit into a single-DIN space in your dashboard, meaning that it shouldn’t be an issue getting it to fit into most cars.