Japan Defense Focus

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No.19 (November 2010)

No.19 (November 2010)

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<NEWS FLASHES>
  • Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa made a speech at the 9th IISS "Shangri-La Dialogue"
  • Secretary-General of the United Nations visits to the Ministry of Defense

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan–Republic of Korea–United States Defense Leaders Hold a Trilateral Meeting
  • Japan–Korea Defense Ministerial Meeting (with ROK Minister of National Defense, Kim Tae-Young)
  • Japan–Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting (with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Teo Chee Hean)
  • Japan–UK Defense Ministerial Meeting (with UK Secretary of State for Defence, the Right Honourable Liam Fox MP)

<CURRENT NEWS>
  • Border Road Repairs in Haiti completed
  • International Disaster Relief Activities for the Flood Damage in Pakistan

<TOPICS>
  • Pacific Partnership 2010 concluded
  • Dispatch of lecturers to the Mali PKO center
  • Self-Defense Force aircraft diverted to civilian use. Move toward commencing on system design.
  • Introduction of the Defense White Paper
  • Directions from the Minister on the reform of the Ministry of Defense

<DEFENSE POLICY>
  • Anti-piracy Operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • Futenma Replacement Facility Bilateral Experts Study Group Report

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • 28,000 People enjoy Fuji Firepower Review

<INTERVIEW>
  • 30th Chief of Staff, Maritime Self-Defense Force, Admiral, Masahiko Sugimoto
 
No.18 (August 2010)

No.18 (August 2010)

Table of Contents


<NEWS FLASHES>
  • Japan–U.S. Agreed on the Henoko-saki Area

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • The Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting held and ACSA signed at the Japan–Australia "2+2"Meeting
  • Japan–India Defense Ministerial Meeting Held in India
  • Meeting with the President of Timor-Leste Support via Human Resource Development for the New Country

<TOPICS>
  • Ministry of Defense entrance ceremony
  • Dispatch of instructors to Egypt PKO Center
  • Discussion starts toward the diversion of aircraft developed by the Ministry of Defense to civilian use
  • Participation in Pacific Partnership 2010

<CURRENT NEWS>
  • Disaster Relief Assistance to Haiti Continues

<DEFENSE POLICY>
  • Anti-piracy Operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • The Second Meeting of Senior Defense Officials on Common Security Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region
 
No.17 (March 2010)

No.17 (March 2010)

Table of Contents


<NEWS FLASHES>
  • The airdrop drill was observed by Minister of Defense, Toshimi Kitazawa

<CURRENT NEWS>
  • The Disaster Assistance Efforts for the Haiti earthquake

<TOPICS>
  • Former Chairman of the Joint Staff Office, Mr. Tetsuya Nishimoto, was appointed as Special Advisor to the Minister of Defense
  • Meeting of Directors of the Regional Defense Bureaus
  • Successful Maiden Flight of the XC-2, Next-Generation Transport Aircraft
  • The 45th Meeting of the MOD and SDF Senior Personnel

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-Italy Vice-Ministerial Meeting

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Self-Defense Forces Marching Band Festival

<DEFENSE POLICY>
  • Anti-Piracy Measures off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
 
No.16 (JANUARY 2010)

No.16 (JANUARY 2010)

Table of Contents


<NEWS FLASHES>
  • New Year's Address by Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Meeting between Japan Defense Minister and U.S. Defense Secretary
  • Meeting of Defense Ministers of Japan and India
  • Meeting of Defense Ministers of Japan and China

<MINISTERIAL ACTIVITIES>
  • First round of ministerial inspections

<CURRENT NEWS>
  • Tokyo Defense Forum
  • Collision involving Destroyer Kurama
  • Self-Defense Forces Fleet Review

<DEFENSE POLICY>
  • Anti-piracy Operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

<TOPICS>
  • Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Team for Sumatra Padang Earthquake
  • 2009 memorial service for SDF members who died on duty
  • Successful flight test of a Standard Missile-3 by the MSDF's Destroyer Myoko

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Self-Defense Forces Marching Band Festival
 

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