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History

1950.7.8
General Macarthur authorizes the establishment of the National Police Reserve.
1951.9.8
49 countries sign Peace Treaty with Japan.
1952.8.1
National Safety Agency established.
1952.8.1
National Safety College (predecessor of the National Institute for Defense Studies) established.
1952.8.1
Technical Research and Development Institute established.
1952.10.15
National Safety Force inaugurated.
1953.4.1
National Safety Academy (predecessor of National Defense Academy) established.
1954.7.1
Defense Agency established; Ground, Maritime, and Air self-Defense Forces inaugurated.
1954.7.1
Central Procurement Office (predecessor of Central Contract Office) established
1962.11.1
Defense Facilities Administration Agency established.
1974.4.25
National Defense Medical College established.
1997.1.20
Defense Intelligence Headquarters established.
2000.5.8
Defense Agency moves to the Ichigaya buildings.
2007.1.9
Transition to the Ministry of Defense.

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