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Diet OKs amendment removing ministry bureaucrats' control over SDF

June 10, 2015 - 08:58
Parliament passed a bill on Wednesday that removes the control Defense Ministry bureaucrats have had over the uniformed personnel of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, amid criticism that the change will weaken the nation's civilian control over the defense apparatus. (Kyodo)
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Sea Shepherd to pay damages to Japanese whalers

June 9, 2015 - 22:32
Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has agreed to pay damages to Japanese whalers for violating a US court injunction and continuing to disturb their research whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. (NHK)
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