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 Ex-Vice Defense Minister violated SDF ethical code by frequently playing golf with arms trading company executive (October 20, 2007)
 Fukuda Cabinet submits new bill to continue MSDF refueling operations (October 18, 2007)
 Refueled ships may carry out operations in Iraq as long as they are active in Afghan: defense minister (October 18, 2007)
 Government’s deceptive rhetoric justifying Japan’s refueling mission is unacceptable[Editorial] (October 17, 2007)
 SDF conspired with police to arrest citizens’ group members (October 12, 2007)
 No instructions prohibiting Japan’s fuel from being used for Iraq operations: U.S. Central Command commander (October 5, 2007)
 Nationwide concerted actions carried out in opposition to MSDF refueling in the Indian Ocean (October 4, 2007)
 MSDF has given 80% of fuel to US warships: refueling in Indian Ocean (October 3, 2007)
 MSDF is supporting war of retaliation: Shii (September 28, 2007)
 Bill to continue refueling in the Indian Ocean will be submitted to extraordinary Diet session: Fukuda (September 22, 2007)
 Stop deploying PAC-3 to Chiba Prefecture: JCP (September 20, 2007)
 SDF uses resident register to recruit youth (September 19, 2007)
 Maritime SDF’s refueling operations may have supported U.S.-led forces’ attack on Somalia (September 6, 2007)
 Government decides to replace vice defense minister (August 18, 2007)
 SDF commander-turned LDP Dietmember: Iraq-dispatched SDF unit was ready to guard friendly troops under fire (August 17, 2007)
 Advisory panel to give prime minister authority over constitutional interpretations on collective self-defense issues (July 23, 2007)
 Japan and U.S. conducted joint MD exercises five times in 10 months; Prime minister’s office took part (July 18, 2007)
 New defense minister holds ‘dangerous views’: JCP Ichida (July 5, 2007)
 Kyuma's remark draws strong criticism (July 4 & 5, 2007)
 Successive governments’ policy of holding onto U.S. nuclear strategy led to Kyuma’s remark (July 4, 2007)
 Municipal assemblies call for a halt to SDF surveillance of the public (July 4 & 6, 2007)
 Yamato City Assembly calls for halt to SDF monitoring of pubic (June 26, 2007)
 ASDF F-2s conduct overseas joint training with U.S. F-16s for first time (June 26, 2007)
 Bill to extend SDF deployment to Iraq forcibly enacted (June 21, 2007)
 P.E.N. calls for an end to SDF monitoring of the public (June 16, 2007)
 SDF must immediately stop illegal surveillance of citizens’ activities: JCP rally (June 15, 2007)
 Rally participants criticize SDF surveillance of their activities (June 15, 2007)
 Democratic organizations urge Defense Ministry to discontinue surveillance of citizens (June 13, 2007)
 JCP revelation of SDF surveillance of the public receives widespread press coverage (June 9, 2007)
 Shii criticizes government response to SDF monitoring of the public (June 8, 2007)
 'SDF monitored civil movement,' JCP Shii reveals (June 7, 2007)
 GSDF Central Readiness Regiment: advance force to fight in wars abroad[Editorial] (June 4, 2007)
 JCP Kami criticizes Defense Ministry for being extremely lenient with sexual harassment perpetrators in SDF (May 29, 2007)
 LDP, Komei, and DPJ pass bill through Lower House to establish SDF unit to be deployed abroad (May 25, 2007)
 Defense Ministry uses MSDF to forcibly carry out survey for new U.S. base construction (May 19, 2007)
 Diet begins discussion on bill to reorganize SDF for sending them overseas (May 17, 2007)
 Bill to extend SDF Iraq dispatch passed Lower House (May 16, 2007)
 Defense Minister admits possible use of SDF in survey on new U.S. base construction in Okinawa (May 16, 2007)
 Bill to keep SDF in Iraq for 2 more years pushed through Lower House committee  (May 15, 2007)
 ‘Japan-NATO cooperation’ mentioned for the first time in Japan-U.S. statement (May 10, 2007)
 Defense Minister shaping policy to turn Japan into a merchant of death[Editorial] (May 8, 2007)
 Defense Ministry considers SDF dispatch to Afghanistan (May 8, 2007)
 ASDF mission in Iraq almost entirely devoted to supporting US forces (April 27, 2007)
 Maritime SDF deployment to Indian Ocean extended for half year (April 25, 2007)
 Lower House begins discussions on extension of SDF deployment to Iraq (April 25, 2007)
 High court orders state compensation for base noise pollution (April 17, 2007)
 Immediately withdraw SDF from Iraq![Editorial] (March 20, 2007)
 SDF to establish intelligence unit supporting its activities abroad (March 19, 2007)
 Police and GSDF conduct joint public security operation drills (February 21, 2007)
 SDF to form anti-NBC weapons medics unit (February 12, 2007)

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