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Indo-Pacific

Japan, US, France joint military drills set for Kyushu in May

SDF strengthens ties with European peers to counter China's rise

Ground Self Defense Force troops train in Kyushu in 2018: Japan's Self Defense Forces aim to bolster their ability to defend remote islands, such as the Senkaku Islands.

TOKYO -- Japan's defense minister, Nobuo Kishi, announced at a news conference on Friday that Japan, the U.S. and France will conduct joint military drills on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu in May.

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