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No.24 (December 2011)

No.24 (December 2011)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Two Decades of International Cooperation: A Look Back on 20 Years of SDF Activities Abroad
  • Two Decades of International Cooperation: International Peace Cooperation Currently Underway

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan–U.S. Defense Ministers Conference
  • Japan–ASEAN vice-ministerial level meeting and related events (bilateral meetings and seminar)
  • Japan–Vietnam Defense Ministerial Meeting (signing of Memorandum of Understanding)
  • Japan–UK Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–India Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Visit of Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense to the Republic of Korea

<TOPICS>
  • Production of F-2 fighters complete
  • Disaster relief in response to Typhoons No. 12 and No. 15
  • Anti-piracy operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • FY2011 SDF Commemorative Event: Air Review
  • Japanese people receive Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Concord

 
No.23 (October 2011)

No.23 (October 2011)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Departure and appointment of the Ministry’s top three politicians
  • SDF’s activities in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Meeting between then Defense Minister Kitazawa and UN Secretary-General
  • Vice-Ministerial level meeting between the Japanese and Chinese defense ministries

<TOPICS>
  • Establishment of facility for counter-piracy mission in Djibouti
  • Anti-piracy operations extended for one year
  • Anti-piracy operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • Transfer of command of UNDOF transport unit in the Golan Heights
  • Transfer of command of the unit dispatched to MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti)
  • Dispatch of SDF personnel to excavate and recover abandoned chemical weapons in China
  • ASDF and Royal Australian Air Force conduct joint training
  • Release of the defense White Paper, “Defense of Japan 2011”
  • Interim report by the Study Group on Defense Production and Technological Bases
  • Report from the Committee for Promotion of the Structural Reform of Defense Capability
  • Fuji Firepower Review 2011
  • The New “NIDS” : The Way Forward

 
No.22 (August 2011)

No.22 (August 2011)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • The SDF’s Activities in the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Minister of Defense Expresses His Appreciation for the Support Provided by Each Country

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • First Japan–U.S. Security Consultative Committee (SCC) “2+2” Ministerial Meeting in Four Years
  • Attendance at the Asia Security Summit by Defense Minister Kitazawa and Bilateral Talks Among the Respective Defense Ministers

<TOPICS>
  • Activities of female SDF personnel in international peace cooperation activities in Timor-Leste
  • Anti-piracy measures off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • Maritime Self-Defense Force Training Squadron
  • Entrance Ceremony for New Class- I and II Recruits for FY2011
  • Introduction of New Equipment
  • Circular Flying Object

 
No.21 (March 2011)

No.21 (March 2011)

Table of Contents


<NEWS FLASHES>
  • Japan–Korea Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–US Defense Ministerial Meeting

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Hirota attends regional security summit “Manama Dialogue”
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Matsumoto visits four Southeast Asian countries and Nepal
  • Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nakae visits Thailand and Singapore
  • Visit from Minister of Defense of Indonesia

<TOPICS>
  • International peace cooperation activities in Haiti
  • Anti-piracy operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • International disaster relief activities for New Zealand earthquake victims
  • New fighter IPT holds first meeting
  • Drop Drill of 1st Airborne Brigade, Ground Self-Defense Force

<DEFENSE POLICY>
  • National Defense Program Guidelines
  • Cabinet Decision on Mid-Term Defense Program

 
No.20 (January 2011)

No.20 (January 2011)

Table of Contents


<NEWS FLASHES>
  • A New Year’s Address from Minister of Defense Toshimi Kitazawa
  • Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Dung, Vietnam
  • Reception on board JMSDF Hashidate commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Japan–U.S. Security Treaty

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan–US Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–China Defense Ministerial Talk
  • Japan–Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–Thailand Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–Indonesia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–Vietnam Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Attends ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister’s Courtesy Call on Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister’s Courtesy Call on Minister of National Defense of Cambodia
  • Japan–New Zealand Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–Mongolia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense visits Guam

<TOPICS>
  • International Peace Cooperation Activities in Haiti
  • End of International Disaster Relief activities in Pakistan
  • Anti-piracy measures off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden continued
  • SM-3 test launch conducted

<CURRENT NEWS>
  • The MOD/SDF Senior Officials Meeting held
  • 15th Tokyo Defense Forum
  • Troop Review
  • SDF Marching Festival

<INFORMATION>
  • Publication of 2010 Defense White Paper in English
 

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