Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

GSDF Failed To Report Troop Logs

The Ground Self-Defense Force failed to report to then-defense chief Tomomi Inada that it had found activity logs in March 2017 for troops in Iraq, even as she denied their existence during Diet deliberations the previous month, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Wednesday.
The latest revelation comes as another potential blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, already embroiled in a cronyism scandal over a heavily discounted sale of state land to a school operator with ties to his wife, Akie.

The GSDF reported to the ministry in January this year that it had found the logs, even though the documents were discovered over nine months before.
Opposition lawmakers had requested to see the logs, but the ministry said on Feb. 16 last year that such logs did not exist. Four days later, Inada told a Diet committee that the ministry was unable to find the logs.
“I want to apologize for inaccurate explanations in the Diet and the failure to respond appropriately to …

Latest Posts

1 In 6 Children In Japan Live In Poverty

New Zealand Man Dies In Saitama Hospital After Restraints Used

Trump Better For Japan Than Clinton Would Have Been

TEPCO Needs 5 More Years Of Government Subsidies

The Trade Deal That Isn't

Maekawa Testifies: Prime Minister Abe Ordered School Given Special Approval

Government Calls Response By TEPCO "Arrogant"

Cool Japan Uncool After 10 Years

Bureauctrats, Red Tape, Land Deals, And Shinzo Abe

TEPCO Executives Go On Trial For Fukushima Reactor Disaster