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  • In his story, local police delay calling the Self-Defense Force, a rival institution.

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  • The Self-Defense Force, which is what Japan calls its military, was formed in 1952 with the inclusion of a new air force.

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  • Many Japanese are supportive of their own military, called the Self-Defense Force, with 74 percent trusting it to do the right thing all or most of the time. rss feed

  • "There are isolated areas we still cannot reach," a Self-Defense Force spokesman said Monday.

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  • The toll is expected to rise as Japan increases the number of Self-Defense Force troops it is deploying to search and rescue operations—to 100,000, up from an initial deployment of 50,000—and continues to push into now-impassable areas.

    A Nation's Vigil of Hope and Loss

  • His father was a member of the Self-Defense Force, Japan's military.

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  • TOKYO—In the latest attempt to cool down reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, helicopters from Japan's Self-Defense Force started dropping ocean water on top of the overheated units.

    Helicopters Drop Water On Stricken Plant

  • "If the Tepco president had been stranded somewhere unable to move, I could understand asking for a Self-Defense Force plane, seeing as he had to handle the nuclear accident," Mr. Edano said.

    Japan Utility President Stranded as Crisis Began

  • He said he came by regularly in the first few weeks with Self-Defense Force soldiers to bring food and water.

    Eerie Hush Descends on Japan's Nuclear Zone

  • Hiroto Sekiguchi/Yomiuri Shimbun/Associated Press Hearing a tsunami warning on March 14, a man newly reunited with his baby daughter—found by a member of Japan's Self-Defense Force in the rubble of tsunami-torn Ishinomaki—prepared to run for safety.

    Tearful Reunions After the Quake


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