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No.103 (Sep. 2018)

No.103 (Sep. 2018)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Naming and Launching Ceremony for DDG Maya

<TOPICS>
  • Minister of Defense Onodera Visits JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Courtesy Call by the U.S. Secretary of the Navy
  • Minister Onodera Visits Areas Affected by Heavy Rain
  • JGSDF Personnel Dispatched to Bastille Day Ceremonial Parade in France
  • RIMPAC 2018
  • Status of Counter-piracy Operation off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the First Quarter of FY2018
  • The JSDF-USFJ Women’s Forum
  • Status of Scrambles during the First Quarter of FY2018

<EQUIPMENT>
  • C-2 Transport Aircraft

<COLUMN>
  • The Chuson-ji Temple

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Prince Pickles and Miss Parsley Tour at the MOD 2018
 
No.102 (August 2018)

No.102 (August 2018)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • The 17th IISS Asia Security Summit
    – Shangri-La Dialogue –

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Multilateral Exercise Khaan Quest 18
  • Malabar 2018
  • RED FLAG-ALASKA
  • Courtesy Call by the Commander of U.S Indo-Pacific Command

<EQUIPMENT>
  • Soryu-class Submarines

<COLUMN>
  • Tomioka Silk Mill

<WEB-ONLY>
  • FY 2018 Japan-U.S. Bilateral Command Post Exercise Yama Sakura (YS-74)
 
No.101 (July 2018)

No.101 (July 2018)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Estonia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting

<TOPICS>
  • Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • The 17th IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue)
  • Second Japan-ASEAN Ship Rider Cooperation Program

<ACTIVITIES>
  • P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft featured in the ILA Berlin Air Show
  • Status of Counter-piracy Operation off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Fourth Quarter of FY2017
  • The JGSDF Participates in FY2018 Field Training Exercise with U.S. and Australian Armies
  • Status of Scrambles in FY2017

<EQUIPMENT>
  • Type 87 Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle and Reconnaissance Motorcycle

<COLUMN>
  • Sado Gold Mine
  • Celebrating the 100th Edition

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Ceremony of the Release of a Portion of land at Makiminato Service Area and Transfer of former West Futenma Housing Area
 
No.100 (June 2018)

No.100 (June 2018)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Commemorative 100th Edition

<TOPICS>
  • Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Establishment of the Ground Component Command and Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
  • Japan-Viet Nam Defense Ministerial Meeting

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Prime Minister Abe Boards the C-2 Military Transport Aircraft
  • Minister Onodera's Visit to the JASDF Matsushima Air Base, the JGSDF Vice Camp Sorimachi, Camp Kasuminome and Camp Koriyama
  • Courtesy Call by a delegation of the Japan-China Field Officer Exchange Program
  • Japan-U.K. Joint Training
  • Revision and Launch of the JGSDF Uniform
  • Transfer of the JMSDF Trainer Aircraft TC-90

<EQUIPMENT>
  • C-130H Transport Aircraft

<COLUMN>
  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Pacific Partnership 2018
 
No.99 (May 2018)

No.99 (May 2018)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • Japan-U.S. Joint Reunion of Honor Ceremony on Island of Iwo-To
  • Courtesy Call by Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command and Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, Commanding General of U.S. Army, Pacific, and Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • First-ever JMSDF Female Escort Division Commander

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Graduation Ceremony of the National Defense Medical College, the National Defense Academy and the JGSDF High Technical School
  • Delivery and Commission Ceremonies for DD Asahi, SS Seiryu, MSO Hirado, and ASR Chiyoda
  • Pacific Partnership 2018
  • Japan-U.S. Joint Cruising Exercise
  • Japan-Australia Defence Industry Forum

<EQUIPMENT>
  • Patrol Helicopter SH-60K

<COLUMN>
  • Kintaikyo Bridge

<WEB-ONLY>
  • The MOD Symposium
 
No.98 (Mar 2018)

No.98 (Mar 2018)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Official Visit by the Vice President of the U.S.
  • Minister Onodera attends F-35A First Aircraft Arrival Ceremony

<TOPICS>
  • Courtesy Call by the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
  • Japan-Latvia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • State Minister of Defense Yamamoto Attends the Munich Security Conference

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Cope North Guam - Trilateral Joint Exercise in Guam -
  • Minister Onodera Encourages the JSDF’s Biathlon Athletes
  • Cobra Gold 18
  • Joint Training with French Navy
  • Iron Fist 18
  • Type 10 battle tank

<COLUMN>
  • Sapporo Snow Festival

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Round Table Talk in Matsudo City, Chiba
 
No.97 (Feb 2018)

No.97 (Feb 2018)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • 4th Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting and Japan-France Defense Ministerial Meeting

<TOPICS>
  • Minister Onodera Holds a Meeting with the Prime Minister of Australia
  • Japan-Spain Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • 333rd Mission Flight of Japanese Air Force One and Crew Interviews

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Status of Scrambles through the First Three Quarters of FY2017
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Third Quarter of FY2017
  • Minister Onodera Visits Hawaii
  • Handover Ceremony for the Returned Land of the Northern Training Area in Okinawa
  • F-2

<COLUMN>
  • Hachinohe Enburi Festival

<WEB-ONLY>
  • First Parachute Drop Training 2018 of the JGSDF 1st Airborne Brigade
 
No.96 (Jan 2018)

No.96 (Jan 2018)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • 3rd Japan-UK Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting and Japan-UK Defense Ministerial Meeting

<ACTIVITIES>
  • FY2017 Japan-U.S. Bilateral Command Post Exercise Yama Sakura (YS-73)
  • Japan-U.S. Bilateral Training, Forest Light 01
  • FY2017 the Exercise for the Rescue of Japanese Nationals Overseas (domestic)
  • Courtesy Call by General of Army Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation
  • Deployment of the F-35B to MCAS Iwakuni
  • Dispatch of Instructors to the Ethiopia Peace Support Training Center
  • P-1

<TOPICS>
  • Look Back on the Year of 2017

<COLUMN>
  • Shirakawa-go

<WEB-ONLY>
  • New Year’s Greetings
 

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