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COVID-19 | A VERY COSTLY PARTY Twenty-one members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces, many of whom attended a party in Djibouti, have tested positive for COVID-19, said Gen. Koji Yamazaki, chief of staff of the Joint Staff.

#IndoPacific tensions Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning sails through the Miyako Strait near Okinawa on its way to the Pacific in this handout photo taken by self-defense forces'>Japan Self-Defense Forces (Reuters) More on , where we tell untold stories about Asia, from Asia

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Two members of a Self-Defense Forces unit stationed in Djibouti in eastern Africa have been infected with the coronavirus, the Defense Ministry said Sunday, bringing the total to four.

PM Suga: I attended the graduation ceremony and the assignment and oath of service ceremony held by the National Defense Academy. As I looked upon the dignified figures of the young graduates who will assume a vital role in the future of the Self-Defense Forces, (1/3)

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Commentary: National consensus needed on the role of Self-Defense Forces in emergencies

"Japan is no longer a country pressed by the United States to put 'boots on the ground' or 'show the flag,'" Motegi said, referring to phrases once used by Washington to urge the Self-Defense Forces to play a role in the war in Iraq.

The Ground Self-Defense Force’s radars aimed at China on Japan’s westernmost island less divisive 5 years after deployment.

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In memory of the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The FCCJ displays the best of 2000 photographs. These images have were taken by the Self-Defense Forces and the US Forces in Japan as part of operation Tomodachi

The former Minister of Defense, Onodera, is explaining how only the US Marines were able to navigate the rough oceans to deliver supplies in some parts of Japan and this inspired him to help create the equivalent of the Marines in the Self Defense Forces, now located in Nagasaki.

Kishi noted a need to study ways for the Self-Defense Forces to cooperate with U.S. forces defending Taiwan in the event of China’s aggression.


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Today, we honor the memory of Lt. Gen. Yaacov Dori (1899-1973), the IDF’s 1st Chief of Staff. Lt. Gen. Dori played an instrumental role in turning a small self-defense paramilitary into Israel’s national armed forces. May his memory be a blessing.

India and Japan signed an agreement on Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Armed Forces of India & The Self-Defense Forces of Japan. The agreement was signed yesterday by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar & Ambassador of Japan Suzuki Satoshi: Defence Ministry

VIDEO: AH-64 Apaches protect @USEmbBaghdad . ?“We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens...and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.” @EsperDoD  ????

@USNavy  explosive ordnance disposal unit members talk about working w/their counterparts in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during a mine warfare exercise. The training increases the success of large amphibious task forces for allied & partner nations. ?? ?? #KnowYourMil 

For the 1st time since diplomatic relations btwn Japan & Israel started, the Chief of Japan's Self Defense Forces visited the IDF. General Kōji Yamazaki & IDF Chief of General Staff, LTG Aviv Kohavi met to discuss the potential to further the partnership btwn their militaries.

Beef in a bag? Hash browns in a pack? Do you remember the first time you tried #MREs ? Watch as members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces ?? get their first taste. Will they ? or ??

Thousands of U.S. service members are gearing up for #KeenSword  training with the #Japan  Self-Defense Forces beginning Oct. 29! This year, the Royal Canadian Navy will take part in the field training exercise for the first time.

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[Message from the PM] Some 54,000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police, firefighters, and the Japan Coast Guard have been working around the clock to conduct urgent rescue operations. Read more: (Originally Posted in Japanese at 13:56, July 8)

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Friendly Forces and Fighting Styles Reconnaissance Marines from 1st Marine Division train side by side with Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers during Exercise Iron Fist 2018.

Japanese Self Defense Forces deployed to rescue people stranded by flooding in Japan in wake of Typhoon Etau.