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November

October

Courtesy Call by His Excellency Dr. Hans Carl VON WERTERN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Japan (October 27, 2016 MOD)




Inspection of preparation training for personnel of the 11th unit for UNMISS (October 23, 2016, Iwatesan Maneuver Area and Camp Iwate)


Explanation of Overview


Training


Training


Informal talk with female personnel


Group Photograph


Instruction given to the unit


Instruction given to the unit

FY2016 Troop Review (October 23, 2016, GSDF Asaka Exercise Area)


Round of Inspection by Prime Minister Abe
(Photo: Reprinted by official website of Prime Minister's Office)


Instruction Given by Prime Minister Abe
(Photo: Reprinted by official website of Prime Minister's Office)


Instruction Given by Prime Minister Abe
(Photo: Reprinted by official website of Prime Minister's Office)


Instruction Given by Prime Minister Abe
(Photo: Provided by Cabinet Public Relation Office)


Firing of blank charges together with the GSDF Band's performance
(1st Artillery Unit)


Forming a line by troops


Parade


Parade


Parade


Parade
(dispatched unit for international peace cooperation activities)


Parade
(the infantry vehicle unit)


Parade
(the tank unit)


Celebration parade of U.S. Forces
(2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division)


Demonstration flight
(the ASDF Blue Impulse)


Fancy Drill by GSDF High Technical School

FY2016 Memorial Service for SDF Members who Lost Their Lives on Duty (October 22, 2016)


Dedication of Roll of Honor


Offering flowers by Prime Minister Abe
(Photo: Reprinted by official website of Prime Minister's Office)


Offering flowers by Defense Minister Inada


Offering flowers by State Minister of Defense Wakamiya


Offering flowers by Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa


Offering flowers by Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kobayashi


Volley Salute

Courtesy Call by LtGen Jerry P. MARTINEZ, Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan and Fifth Air Force (October 21, 2016 MOD)




Naming and Launching Ceremony for New Destroyer "Asahi" (October 19, 2016, Nagasaki, Nagasaki prefecture)


Naming paper for the destroyer


State Minister of Defense Wakamiya proclaiming the name "Asahi"


State Minister of Defense Wakamiya cutting stays


Asahi was launched


Asahi was launched


Group Photo

Naming and Launching Ceremony for New Submarine Rescue Ship "Chiyoda" (October 17, 2016, Tamano, Okayama prefecture)


Naming paper for the Submarine Rescue Ship


Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa proclaiming the name "Chiyoda"


Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa cutting stays


Chiyoda was launched


Chiyoda was launched


Group Photo

Naming and Launching Ceremony for New Submarine "Seiryu" (October 12, 2016, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture)


Naming paper for the submarine


Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kobayashi proclaiming the name "Seiryu"


Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kobayashi cutting stays


Seiryu was launched


Seiryu was launched


Group Photo

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Courtesy Call by General Robert B. NELLER, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (October 12, 2016 MOD)




Official Visit to South Sudan by Minister of Defense Inada (October 8, 2016)


Honor Guard


Luncheon with personnel


Instruction


Visit to the site of engineering activities


Meeting with Deputy Minister of Defense Yau Yau


Joint Press Conference by the Defense Minister Inada,
Deputy Minister of Defense Yau Yau and Minister of Cabinet Affairs Lomuro


Meeting with Ms. Loj, Special Representative of Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS


Inspection at construction place of new bridge across River Nile


Site visit to Protection Site of Internally Displaced Persons

Courtesy Call by Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, ADM Harry B. HARRIS, Jr.(October 5, 2016 MOD)




September

Signing of Japan-U.S. Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (September 26, 2016,Tokyo)

Visit to Okinawa by Defense Minister Inada (September 23-24, 2016)


Offering flowers at the War Dead Peace Mausoleum


Offering flowers at the Fukui Tower


Visit to the Cornerstone of Peace


Aerial Inspection at U.S. Forces facilities and properties


Meeting with the Governor of Okinawa


Inspection at ASDF Naha Air Base


Inspection at GSDF Camp Naha

Japan-Myanmar Defense Ministerial Meeting (September 21, 2016,MOD)

Courtesy Call by His Excellency Mr. Sujan R. CHINOY, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Japan (September 21, 2016,MOD)

Japan - U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting (September 15, 2016, U.S. Department of Defense)

The 50th MOD/SDF Senior Officials Meeting (September 12, 2016, MOD)





Courtesy Call by Her Excellency Ms. Caroline KENNEDY, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan (September 9, 2016, MOD)

Inspection at Kyushu area by Defense Minister Inada (September 7-8, 2016)


Round of Inspection at the Unit (Sasebo area)


Instruction Given by the Defense Minister (Sasebo area)


Group Photograph (Sasebo area)


Round of Inspection at the Unit (Camp Ainoura)


Inspection at Exercise (Camp Ainoura)


Instruction Given by the Defense Minister (Camp Ainoura)


Round of Inspection at the Unit (Sefurisan Sub Base)


Site Visit to the Facility (Sefurisan Sub Base)


Instruction Given by the Defense Minister (Sefurisan Sub Base)

Japan-Saudi Arabia Defense Ministerial Meeting(September 2, 2016)

Results of the SDF personnel participated in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (September 2, 2016, MOD)

August

Fuji Firepower Review 2016 (August 28, 2016, East Fuji Maneuver Area, Shizuoka Prefecture)

Courtesy call by His Excellency Mr. Timothy HITCHENS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Japan (August 26, 2016, MOD)

Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting (August 25, 2016, MOD)

Courtesy Call by His Excellency Mr. Bruce James Ross MILLER, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Australia to Japan (August 24, 2016, MOD)

Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Inada (August 23, 2016, Yokosuka)


Destroyer "Izumo"


Honor Guard


Group Photograph


Inspection


Inspection


Instruction Given by the Defense Minister


Offering of Flowers to the Memorial


Visit to the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka

Courtesy Call by General Sommai KAOTIRA, Chief of Defence Forces of the Kingdom of Thailand (August 22, 2016, MOD)

Courtesy Call by Lt. Gen. Maung Maung Aye, Chief of Armed Forces Training of Republic of the Union of Myanmar (August 22, 2016, MOD)

Courtesy call by General Mark A. MILLEY, Chief of Staff, United States Army (August 19, 2016, MOD)

Visit to Republic of Djibouti by Defense Minister Inada (August 15, 2016)


Instruction to personnel


Site visit to the operational base


Informal talk with personnel


Aboard P-3C


Courtesy Call on President Guelleh


Meeting with Defence Minister Bahdon

Troop inspection by Defense Minister Inada (August 12, 2016, Komatsu Air Base)


Inspection at Komatsu Air Base


Inspection at Komatsu Air Base


Offering of Flowers to the Memorial


Group Photograph


Informal Talk


Inspection at the Unit


Inspection at the Unit


Inspection at the Unit


Instruction given by the Defense Minister


Instruction given by the Defense Minister

Courtesy call on Defense Minister Inada by General Robert B. Brown, Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific (August 8, 2016, MOD)

Appointment of the State Minister of Defense and the Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense (August 8, 2016, MOD)


Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa


Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kobayashi

Farewell Ceremony of the Former Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense (August 5, 2016, MOD)


Former Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Fujimaru


Former Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kumada

Inauguration Ceremony of Defense Minister Inada (August 4, 2016)

Farewell Ceremony of Former Defense Minister Nakatani (August 4, 2016)

July

Visit to India by Defense Minister Nakatani (July 13-15, 2016)


Offering of Flowers


Honor Guard


Japan-India defense ministerial meeting


Japan-India defense ministerial meeting


Courtesy Call on Indian Prime Minister Modi


Courtesy Call on Indian Prime Minister Modi

June

Visit to Myanmar, Thailand and Timor-Leste by Defense Minister Nakatani (June 5-9, 2016)


Courtesy call on Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar


Japan-Myanmar defense ministerial meeting


Courtesy call on H.E. Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counselor


Visit to the National Institute for Defence Studies


Visit to the Defence Services Museum


Visit to Defense Technology Institute


Lunch with former seniors of the National Defense Academy of Japan


Japan-Thailand defense ministerial meeting


Courtesy call on Prime Minister Prayut


Inspection to the 2nd Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard


Visit to the Hera Naval Base


Visit to the Metinaro Military Base and offering of flowers


Working dinner held by the Defense Minister of Timor-Leste


Courtesy call on Prime Minister Araujo


Japan-Timor-Leste defense ministerial meeting


Courtesy call on President Ruak

Visit to Republic of Singapore by Defense Minister Nakatani (June 3-5, 2016)


Arrival at Singapore


Japan-Canada defense ministerial meeting


Japan-India defense ministerial meeting


Japan-Singapore ministerial meeting


Speech from Minister of Defense Nakatani


Japan-Italy defense ministerial meeting


Japan-France defense ministerial meeting


Japan-China vice-minister level meeting


Japan-Korea defense ministerial meeting


Japan-U.S.-ROK defense ministerial meeting


Japan-U.S. ministerial meeting


Meeting with U.S. Senator McCain


Japan-New Zealand ministerial meeting


Japan-U.K. ministerial meeting

April - May

(April 14 - May 30, 2016, Kyushu district)

March

FY2015 Graduation Ceremony of National Defense Academy (March 21, 2016, National Defense Academy)


(Photo: Reprinted by official website of Prime Minister's Office)


(Photo: Reprinted by official facebook of Prime Minister's Office)

FY2015 Graduation Ceremony of GSDF High Technical School (March 20, 2016, GSDF High Technical School)


Presentation of Diploma (1)


Presentation of Diploma (2)


Instruction given by State Minister of Defense Wakamiya


Graduates


Address by a Graduate Representative

Returning Ceremony of the 21st Fighter Squadron at the ASDF Matsushima Air Base (March 20, 2016, ASDF Matsushima Air Base)


Handshake between Commander of the 21st Fighter Squadron (the left side) and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kumada in front of Returned F-2 Fighters


Returning Ceremony


Instruction given by Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kumada


Commemorative Paint for F-2 Fighter in the Motif of Cherry Blossoms,
City Flower of Higashimatsushima


Aerial Demonstration by Blue Impulse

Delivery and Commission Ceremony of Submarine Jinryu (March 7, 2016, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture)

Departure Ceremony of 24th Deployment Surface Forces for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DSPE) (March 6, 2016, MSDF Ominato District)


Instruction Given by Defense Minister Nakatani (1)


Instruction Given by Defense Minister Nakatani (2)


Sending off Dispatched Personnel (1)


Sending off Dispatched Personnel (2)


Sending off Dispatched Personnel (3)

FY 2015 Graduation Ceremony of National Defense Medical College (March 5, 2016, National Defense Medical College)

February

FY2015 Ministry of Defense Symposium (February 29, 2016, Tokyo)


Welcoming Speech from Minister of Defense Nakatani (1)


Welcoming Speech from Minister of Defense Nakatani (2)


Keynote Address from Director General of the Bureau of Defense Policy Maeda


Panel Discussion


Panel Discussion (Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense Morimoto)

Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Nakatani by ADM Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (February 17, 2016, MOD)


Defense Minister Nakatani Receiving the Courtesy Call (1)


Defense Minister Nakatani Receiving the Courtesy Call (2)

Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Nakatani by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Bishop (February 16, 2016, MOD)

Attendance at the Munich Security Conference and Bilateral Meetings by State Minister of Defense Wakamiya (February 12-14, 2016, Germany)

January

Commemoration Ceremony for the Establishment of the 9th Air Wing (January 31, 2016, ASDF Naha Air Base)


Honor Guard to State Minister of Defense Wakamiya


Commemoration Ceremony
for the Establishment of the 9th Air Wing


Handing over the Flag of the Commander


Instructions Given by State Minister of Defense Wakamiya


Commemoration Flyover by the 304th Fighter Squadron,
the 204th Fighter Squadron, and the Southwestern Air Support Unit


Commemoration Flyover by Blue Impulse


Commemorative Paint for Newly Established 9th Air Wing

Inspection on First Air Drop Training of Year by Defense Minister Nakatani (January 10, 2016, GSDF Camp Narashino)

Japan-UK Defense Ministerial Meeting (January 9, 2016, MOD)

The Second Japan-UK Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting (January 8, 2016, Tokyo)

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