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 Number of new recruits to SDF continues to decline (December 17, 2016)
 ASDF coerces personnel to provide private cellphone records (December 14, 2016)
 Over 5,000 students take part in SDF’s ‘experience’ programs every year (December 11, 2016)
 Top court in regard to noise pollution at Atsugi base turns back on local residents demand for quiet nights (December 9, 2016)
 Mother of SDF member sues gov’t for unconstitutional SDF dispatch to South Sudan (December 1, 2016)
 SDF in drills practices what doesn’t work in South Sudan (October 25, 2016)
 Number of SDF applicants declines under Abe gov’t (July 25, 2016)
 Tanks drive on public roads amid protest from residents (June 28, 2016)
 JCP in Nirasaki urges mayor to not give citizens’ personal information to SDF (April 23, 2016)
 Uniformed SDF officers have drafted proposals disregarding traditional gov’t constitutional interpretations (April 20, 2016)
 SDF should refrain from resorting to outrageous recruit methods (April 4, 2016)
 Discovery of bullet in SDF camp indicates criteria not met to take part in PKO in South Sudan: JCP Inoue (April 1, 2016)
 Refusals growing among new graduates of defense academy to become officers (March 20, 2016)
 Court decision convicting SDF of spying on the public is finalized (February 18, 2016)
 Family of SDF member who attempted suicide sues central gov’t (February 4, 2016)
 High court rules SDF monitoring of public unconstitutional (February 3, 2016)
 Sasebo most likely to become sortie base for Japanese version of marines (January 20, 2016)
 Armed SDF troops conduct ‘transportation drills’ on public roads (December 18, 2015)
 SDF increases activities to recruit high school students in face of its growing unpopularity (October 26, 2015)
 SDF in Shiga tried to recruit students in school restrooms with wanted ad printed on toilet paper (October 8, 2015)
 SDF plans to conduct Japan-US joint military exercises for special missions before enactment of war bills (September 9 & 10, 2015)
 Condition no longer met for SDF to take part in PKOs in South Sudan due to collapse of ceasefire deal: JCP Inoue (September 10, 2015)
 400 million yen spent on SDF drills near Mt. Fuji (August 24, 2015)
 Defense Ministry to request record-high 6 trillion yen budget for next fiscal year (August 23, 2015)
 SDF’s live bullet hits private house (July 22 & 23, 2015)
 SDF instructs its intelligence personnel to ‘neutralize’ citizens’ peace movements (June 28, 2015)
 SDF joins in military exercises in Mongolia ahead of PKO act revision (June 21, 2015)
 SDF hold military parade in shopping area despite local opposition (June 14, 2015)
 Okinawa JCP calls for halt to SDF aircraft use of Naha Airport (June 6 and 9, 2015)
 54 SDF members commit suicide after returning from abroad (May 28, 2015)
 GSDF presses its personnel to write ‘farewell notes’ in case of death to their families (March 25, 2015)
 SDF desperately trying to recruit high school students (December 23, 2014)
 JCP achieves removal of photos promoting SDF at public schools (October 30, 2014)
 Ex-student at GSDF tech high school sues classmates for bullying (August 14, 2014)
 Defense Academy student sues his upperclassmen for bullying (August 8, 2014)
 SDF secretly studied how to wage war abroad (June 7, 2014)
 SDF top officials in uniform attend ceremony at ‘Yasukuni’ in Hokkaido (June 6, 2014)
 SDF holds religious ceremony ignoring principle of separation between religion and state (June 5, 2014)
 Gov’t ordered to pay compensation for MSDF sailor’s suicide (April 24, 2014)
 Amphibious mobile regiment will be created in Sasebo (March 26, 2014)
 Peace groups protest against SDF warship’s fatal collision with fishing boat (January 17 & 19, 2014)
 Number of Japan-US joint military drills marks record high in 2012 (December 22, 2013)
 JCP opposes government’s new defense policies (December 18, 2013)
 Secrets law could restrict investigations into SDF-related accidents (December 4, 2013)
 SDF daily monitors its members with foreign partners (December 6, 2013)
 Abe paves way to the dispatching of fully armed SDF abroad (November 30, 2013)
 SDF captain voices concern over gov’t secrets bill (November 26, 2013)
 Gov’t should end permanent use of SDF’s overseas base: JCP Inoue (November 19, 2013)
 Air SDF gives up exhibiting US Ospreys at its base festival (November 19, 2013)
 SDF training will raise tensions with China: JCP Akamine (October 30, 2013)

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