Senior officials of the Defense Ministry have exclusively told NHK that the head of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force had been informed that the GSDF possesses daily reports from peace-keepers stationed in South Sudan. The ministry earlier said the reports had been discarded.
The records detail the daily activity of the Self-Defense Force unit on a UN peacekeeping mission in the African country South Sudan.
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on charges of murder after his elderly neighbor was found stabbed to death, possibly the result of a feud over a pet dog, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
Leading parcel delivery firm Yamato Transport Co. said Friday that it will raise its basic tariff for retail customers by ¥140-¥180 excluding tax in September, marking its first rate hike in 27 years. (the-japan-news.com)
As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan's naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills that risk upsetting China, which faces U.S. pressure to rein in North Korea's arms programs. (Japan Today)