Month – April 2016

France wins contract for 12 Australian Navy Submarines

soryu-class SS-506 kokuryu

France wins contract for 12 Australian Navy submarines   What it seemt to be a win-to-win cooperation with the Japanese Navy has result in a totally different outcome. Against expectation, the Soryu-class submarine has not been selected by the Australian Navy. Instead, the DCNS of France is the winner of Australia’s $50 billion (US$38.54 billion) Future […]

The Stealth Aircraft Mitsubishi X2 ATD-X Shinshin (Heisei Zero) successfully flew a test flight.

The 5th generation of Stealth Aircraft Mitsubishi X2 ATD-X Shinshin (Heisei Zero) has successfully flown a test flight.   The Japanese made Mitsubishi X-2 Stealth aircraft (also previous known as ATD-X Shinshin) has successfully flown a test flight on 22 April 2016. Some media report on this plane as “Heisei Zero” 平成のzero remembering the famous […]

The Great East Asian War: a new Wargame

The Great East Asian War

A new boardgame on The Great East Asian War  大東亜戦争   I have recently acquired a Japanese wargame entitled “The Great East Asian War”. The system of the game is a kind of hybrid between Paths of Glory and Empire of the Sun. In particular, the cards resemble the concepts introduced by the EoTS.   […]