Friday, April 22, 2005
Japanese Government Extends Naval Mission.....
Uh, correct me if I am wrong but Afghanistan is LANDLOCKED. I should know (I was there)
Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)April 21, 2005
Japanese Govt Extends Naval Mission In Afghanistan
Dow Jones Newswires
TOKYO (AP)--Japan's Cabinet Friday extended its naval mission providing logistical support to the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan by six months.
The current mission, which had been scheduled to end May 1, was extended through Nov. 1, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said.
Japan's navy has provided fuel for coalition warships in the region since November 2001. Friday's decision was the seventh time the half-year mandate has been renewed.
The dispatch to the Arabian Sea was the first in a series of decisions by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi that have tested the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution since he took office in April 2001.
Koizumi has also sent about 1,000 Japanese military personnel to Iraq and surrounding areas for humanitarian projects in support of the U.S.-led mission there.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Save the Bunny
Now this is funny: