News

Connecting those who have served in Japan.

Japan conducts defense drill against illegal entry of armed fishermen

Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, coast guard and police have conducted their first joint drill to cope with an illegal entry of armed fishermen on a remote island, a government source said, amid tension with China over a group of islands in the East China Sea.

The exercise was held on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Friday as Chinese government vessels repeatedly entered Japan’s territorial waters around the Japanese controlled Senkaku Islands, claimed by China which calls them Diaoyu, in Okinawa Prefecture south of Kagoshima, with the Japan Coast Guard reporting the latest breach Saturday.

The source said the drill, aimed at increasing the coordination and capability of the police, the coast guard and SDF, did not assume any specific country or place… Read more here.

Source: Japan Today

Sourcing

JUMP Program curates news and opinions from media outlets around the world in order to present a holistic view of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Upcoming Events

  • February 21, 2020 , 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    2020 JUMP Annual Dinner

    Read More

  • February 29, 2020 , 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    JUMP Colorado Springs: February 29, 2020

    Read More

  • March 21, 2020 , All Day

    JUMP San Antonio: March 21, 2020

    Read More

JUMP Gallery

DF15_11.19_Sasakawa_LongBeach-020 JUMP_AnnualDinner-79 JUMP-San-Diego-2016-313 DSC_0289 DSC_0476 DSC_0080 The second annual JUMP (Japanese US Military Program) dinner and panel discussion featuring speakers Admiral Dennis Blair and Admiral John Richardson at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC on March 16, 2017. pic 4 IMG_8189 RGT_5378 IMG_1615 7C5A8463 7C5A8643 DSC1540 dsc_0135_44479781095_o IMG_5746

 

Stay informed with our Newsletter & Latest Events.

Sign up

Website design & development time4design.

JUMP MENU