Japan Defense Focus

Back issue (2017)

No.93 (Oct 2017)

No.93 (Oct 2017)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits the Escort Ship Izumo

<MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-India Defense Industry Forum

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • JGSDF Central Band Performs at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

<ACTIVITIES>
  • MOD FY2018 Budget Request
  • Vientiane Vision Initiative JAPAN-ASEAN Disaster Relief Study Tour
  • The Minister of Defense Receives a Courtesy Call from a Delegation Visiting Japan for the Japan-Myanmar Military Officials Exchange Program
  • Enoshima Class Minesweeper

<COLUMN>
  • Rows of Gingko Trees

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Participation in GLOBAL FESTA JAPAN 2017
 
No.92 (Sep 2017)

No.92 (Sep 2017)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Minister of Defense Succession Ceremony
  • Defense of Japan 2017 Issued

<TOPICS>
  • Fuji Firepower Review 2017

<ACTIVITIES>
  • The Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (2+2)
  • Early Return of a Portion of Land of MCAS Futenma
  • Participation in Multilateral Exercise Khaan Quest 17
  • Establishment of the Southwestern Air Defense Force
  • JASDF CHief of Staff Sugiyama Participates in an International Air Show in the UK
  • DDH Izumo Stops at a Port in Sri Lanka and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa Makes a Courtesy Call to the President of Sri Lanka
  • CH-47J/JA

<MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-Jordan Defence Ministerial Meeting

<COLUMN>
  • Eisa

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Summer Tour for University Students at the JSDF Bases and Camp
 
No.91 (Aug 2017)

No.91 (Aug 2017)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Japan-ASEAN Ship-Rider Cooperation Program and Japan-ASEAN Joint Exercise for Rescue Observation Program

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Status of Scrambles during the First Quarter of FY2017
  • Joint Training Exercise with the U.S. Air Force
  • Status of Counter-Piracy Operation off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the First Quarter of FY2017
  • Establishment of the Southwestern Air Defense Force
  • Trilateral Training Exercise Involving Japan, the United States and India (Malabar 2017)
  • P-1 Participates in the Paris Air Show
  • Special Transport Aircraft - Japanese Air Force One -

<TOPICS>
  • Unveiling of the F-35A Fighter (First Airframe Made in Japan)

<COLUMN>
  • Ryusendo

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Prince Pickles and Miss Parsley Tour at the MOD 2017
 
No.90 (Jul 2017)

No.90 (Jul 2017)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • Activities of JSDF Engineering Unit Dispatched to UNMISS
    – Looking Back on 5 years and 4 Months –

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • The 16th IISS Asia Security Summit
    – Shangri-La Dialogue –

<ACTIVITIES>
  • The Visit to Izumo by H.E. Mr. Rodrigo R. Duterte, President of the Republic of Philippines
  • JGSDF Participates in Training Exercise with U.S. and Australian Armies
  • Participation in the Exercise BALIKATAN 2017
  • The Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting 2017
  • DD Akizuki

<COLUMN>
  • The Ogasawara Islands

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Ms. Parsley Tour
 
No.89 (Jun 2017)

No.89 (Jun 2017)

Table of Contents


<MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Italy Defense Ministerial Meeting

<TOPICS>
  • Joint Training Exercise involving Japan, France, the United Kingdom and the United States (FY2017 Integrated Training in the United States)

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Japan-U.S. Joint Exercises Conducted in April
  • Pacific Partnership 2017 Malaysia and Vietnam (Danang)
  • Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa’s Visits to Djibouti and Bahrain
  • The 16th IISS Asia Security Summit(Shangri-La Dialogue)
  • Withdrawal of JSDF Engineering Unit from UNMISS & the Return of Colors Ceremony

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Bon Voyage - JMSDF Ship Izumo

<COLUMN>
  • Takachiho

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Round Table Talk in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture
 
No.88 (May 2017)

No.88 (May 2017)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • 7th Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • JSDF Female Personnel Empowerment Initiative

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Updates to the Special Guard of Honor Uniform and their Musical Performance Uniform
  • Japan-U.S. Joint Cruising Exercise
  • Delivery and Commission Ceremony for Submarine “Sekiryu” and Destroyer “Kaga”
  • Status of Counter-piracy Operation off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Fourth Quarter of FY2016
  • Transfer of TC-90 JMSDF Training Aircraft to the Philippines
  • Status of Scrambles in FY2016
  • Completion of Development of a Next Generation Transport Aircraft (XC-2)

<COLUMN>
  • Boy's Day Celebration -Tango no Sekku-

<WEB-ONLY>
  • The 21st Tokyo Defense Forum
 
No.87 (April 2017)

No.87 (April 2017)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • Japan-Russia Defense Ministerial Meeting and 2nd Japan-Russia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Field Training Exercise in Japan with the U.S. Marines -Forest Light-02-
  • The MOD Symposium ~ Japan-U.S. Alliance: Way Forward ~
  • Graduation Ceremony of the National Defense Medical College / National Defense Academy
  • Japan-U.S. Joint Reunion of Honor Ceremony on Island of Iwo-To
  • Defense Attachés Play Active Roles in the World (Republic of South Africa)
  • Pacific Partnership 2017 - Sri Lanka

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Japan-U.S. Friendship and Grassroots Exchanges

<COLUMN>
  • Kurobe Dam

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Ceremony for Ichigayadai Tour – Welcomed over 400,000 Visitors –
 
No.86 (March 2017)

No.86 (March 2017)

Table of Contents


<MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • State Minister of Defense Wakamiya Attends the Munich Security Conference

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Support for Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
    - Shirase, navigating through icy waters -

<ACTIVITIES>
  • ~Cobra Gold 17~ Multilateral Training Exercise
  • Cope North Guam -Japan-U.S. Australia Joint Exercise in Guam-
  • Dispatch of a Commander to the CTF 151
  • JASDF’s Unit-to-unit Exchanges

<TOPICS>
  • Launch of X-Band Defense Communications Satellite

<COLUMN>
  • Rapeseed Blossoms

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Spring Tour for University Students at the SDF Base and Camp
 
No.85 (February 2017)

No.85 (February 2017)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Minister of Defense’s Visits to Belgium and France

<MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Minister of Defense’s Visit to Guam

<TOPICS>
  • First Drop Drill 2017 of the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Operation Christmas Drop ~Japan-U.S.-Australia Joint Training for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in the Federated States of Micronesia and other Countries~
  • FY2016 Japan-U.S. Bilateral Command Post Training Exercise Yama Sakura (YS 71)
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Third Quarter of FY2016
  • Status of Scrambles through First Three Quarters of FY2016

<COLUMN>
  • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

<WEB-ONLY>
  • The One-day Visit to SDF for Women
 
No.84 (January 2017)

No.84 (January 2017)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • Look Back on the Year of 2016

<ACTIVITIES>
  • JSDF International Disaster Relief Operations for New Zealand
  • Participation in International Naval Review Hosted by the Royal New Zealand Navy

<MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Netherlands Defense Ministerial Meeting

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Interview with Cadet Mark Jason Garcia at NDA

<COLUMN>
  • Coming-of-age Ceremony

<WEB-ONLY>
  • New Year’s Greetings
 

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