Japanese and allied warships and aircraft mark the Maritime Self-Defence Force's anniversary as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned of growing security "challenges". Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP Japanese and allied warships and aircraft mark the Maritime Self-Defence Force's anniversary as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned of growing security "challenges". Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
Japanese and allied warships and aircraft mark the Maritime Self-Defence Force's anniversary as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned of growing security "challenges". Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

Yoshihiko Noda says Japan's security environment is 'tougher than ever'

On the anniversary of Japan's peacetime defence force, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warns of 'tough' security environment

Japanese and allied warships and aircraft mark the Maritime Self-Defence Force's anniversary as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned of growing security "challenges". Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP Japanese and allied warships and aircraft mark the Maritime Self-Defence Force's anniversary as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned of growing security "challenges". Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
Japanese and allied warships and aircraft mark the Maritime Self-Defence Force's anniversary as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned of growing security "challenges". Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
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