We are still seeking the possibility of acquiring the F-22, but if that does not work out, we will have to consider not just the F-35 but others as optionsJapan prefers F-22 fighter over F-35 Jun 09, 2009
It's important to deal with and eliminate the North Korean projectile should it threaten the people's securityJapan sends destroyers ahead of launch Mar 28, 2009
I don't think that will be the case because we have been trying to be well preparedJapan disputes missile defense report Mar 24, 2009
We are at the final stage of reviewing (options) right nowJapan disputes missile defense report Mar 24, 2009
If it is capable of reaching Japan then it goes without saying that we will reactJapan to deploy 'Son of Star Wars' Mar 03, 2009
Yasukazu Hamada (浜田 靖一?, born 1955) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Futtsu, Chiba and graduate of Senshu University he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993.
In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso, appointed on 24 September 2008, Hamada was appointed as Minister of Defense. This was Hamada's first Cabinet position.
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