Japan Defense Focus

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No.35 (December 2012)

No.35 (December 2012)

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<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • 17th Tokyo Defense Forum
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Nagashima Meets with U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Carter
  • Japan–India Vice-Ministerial (2+2) Dialogue, and Japan–India Defense Policy Dialogue

<ACTIVITIES>
  • FY2012 Maritime Self-Defense Force Overseas Training Cruise Returns to Japan

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Japan–Australia Defense Cooperation and Exchanges

<TOPICS>
  • Commemorative Event for the Anniversary of the Japan Self-Defense Forces 2012 FLEET REVIEW

 
No.34 (November 2012)

No.34 (November 2012)

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<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan–Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting (Japan–Australia (2+2)), and Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan–Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Minister of Defense Met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
  • Appointment of Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense and Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense
  • Visit by Chief of the Joint Staff to the United States
  • Visit by Chief of Staff, Ground Self-Defense Force, to the United States

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Joint Field Training Exercise Between the GSDF and the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • Multinational Cooperation Program in the Asia Pacific (MCAP 12)
  • The Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces participate in “Eastern Endeavor 12,” a PSI maritime interdiction exercise hosted by the Republic of Korea
  • Conclusion of international peacekeeping operations in East Timor

 
No.33 (October 2012)

No.33 (October 2012)

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<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Visit to the Ministry of Defense from Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs
  • Minister of Defense visits MSDF troops (Yokosuka District)

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Commencement of Japan–Australia cooperation in UNMISS

<TOPICS>
  • Fire Power 2012 in FUJI
  • Achievement of 300,000 visitors for MOD Ichigayadai Tour, and introduction to the Ichigaya Memorial Hall (former headquarters of the Army Cadet School)

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Anti-Piracy Efforts

<COLUMN>
  • Introduction to equipment Type 10 tank

 
No.32 (September 2012)

No.32 (September 2012)

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<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan–U.S. Defense Ministers’ Meeting
  • Defense Minister Morimoto visits GSDF troops
  • Meeting between Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Watanabe and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter
  • Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa visits Turkey and Kazakhstan

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Activity Record for the Pacific Partnership 2012
  • The 22nd Senior Level Seminar(SLS)
  • Second ADMM-Plus Experts’ Working Group on Military Medicine Meeting and Japan–Singapore Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Blue Impulse

<TOPICS>
  • Publication of 2012 Defense White Paper

 
No.31 (August 2012)

No.31 (August 2012)

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<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan–Philippines Ministerial Meeting
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense, Shu Watanabe, Visited the Philippines

<TOPICS>
  • Deployment Air force for counter Piracy Enforcement [Completion of 700 Flight Missions]
  • Measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Participation in PSI Air Interdiction Exercise “Pacific Shield 12”

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Japan’s BMD System

<COLUMN>
  • Introduction to historical building Headquarters of MSDF Kure District (former Kure Naval Building)
  • Introduction to Equipment Amphibious search and rescue plane US-2

 
No.30 (July 2012)

No.30 (July 2012)

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<CEREMONY>
  • Ministerial Succession Ceremony

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Dispatch of the 2nd staff officers and the 2nd Engineer Unit for South Sudan PKO
  • Japan – India Joint Training

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan – Italy Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue)
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, Hideo Jinpu, Visited the United States

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Special Feature on the London 2012 Olympic Games

<TOPICS>
  • FY2012 Maritime Self-Defense Force Overseas Training Cruise

 
No.29 (June 2012)

No.29 (June 2012)

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<TOPICS>
  • 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Maritime Self-Defense Force

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Dispatch of Second PKO Unit to South Sudan
  • Joint Statement of the Japan – U.S. Security Consultative Committee (2+2)

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • The former Defense Minister Tanaka Meets with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon. Bob Carr
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Shu Watanabe, Takes Overseas Trip (Haiti, Hawaii)
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, Mitsu Shimojo, Takes Overseas Trip (Bahrain)
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Hideo Jinpu, Takes Overseas Trip (Israel, Sweden, Norway)

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • About Dispatch of SDF Personnel to South Sudan

<COLUMN>
  • Introduction to equipment F-2 fighter
  • Introduction to a historical building MSDF Officer Candidate School (MOCS) building

 
No.28 (May 2012)

No.28 (May 2012)

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<ACTIVITIES>
  • Regarding Japanese Response to North Korea’s missile
  • South Sudan PKO
  • Measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Meeting between the Defense Minister and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
  • Meeting between the Defense Minister and Philippine Ambassador to Japan

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Capacity Building Support

<TOPICS>
  • Defense Minister visiting the ASDF Hyakuri Air Base
  • Opening of Camp Tokushima
  • National Defense Academy of Japan: Graduation ceremony and entrance ceremony
  • Cooperation for the MLB opening game
  • East Asian Strategic Review 2012

 
No.27 (April 2012)

No.27 (April 2012)

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<ACTIVITIES>
  • Regarding Japanese Response to North Korea’s missile
  • South Sudan PKO
  • Measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Meeting between the Defense Minister and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
  • Meeting between the Defense Minister and Philippine Ambassador to Japan

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Capacity Building Support

<TOPICS>
  • Defense Minister visiting the ASDF Hyakuri Air Base
  • Opening of Camp Tokushima
  • National Defense Academy of Japan: Graduation ceremony and entrance ceremony
  • Cooperation for the MLB opening game
  • East Asian Strategic Review 2012

 
Special Number(March 2012)

Special Number (March 2012)

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  • [INTERVIEW] Then Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Ryoichi Oriki
  • Great East Japan Earthquake and SDF’s Activities
  • Rescue and Search Operations
  • Transport of Supplies and Personnel
  • Livelihood Support
  • Water spraying operation by the SDF
  • Decontamination Assistance
  • Activities of the U.S. Forces
  • U.S. Forces and Australian Defense Forces Assist with the Transport of SDF Units

 
No.25 (February 2012)

No.25 (February 2012)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Ministerial Succceession Ceremony

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan–Mongolia Defense Ministerial Meeting

<TOPICS>
  • Then Defense Minister Ichikawa inspects GSDF decontamination operations
  • GSDF decontamination operations
  • Joint Deployment Exercises by the GSDF Northern Army
  • ASDF New fighter determined
  • Dispatch of a SDF officer as an instructor to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) in Ghana
  • Dispatch of the International Peace Cooperation Unit to the Republic of South Sudan
  • Issuance of SDF deployment orders for the dispatch of the International Peace Cooperation Unit to the Republic of South Sudan
  • Ceremony for the Presentation of the Unit Flag SPECIAL FEATURE to the International Peace Cooperation Corps to South Sudan
  • Anti-piracy operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • Ministry of Defense Symposium “Two Decades of SDF International Cooperation”
  • Defense technology symposium held
  • Holding of the 2011 NIDS International Symposium on Security Affairs
  • ARF Heads of Defense Universities, Colleges and Institutions Meeting
  • 47th SDF Marching Band Festival held
  • 1st Airborne Brigade’s First Jump Drill of 2012
  • 53rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition icebreaker “Shirase”

 

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