Japan Defense Focus

Back issue (2015)

No.71 (December 2015)

No.71 (December 2015)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • SDF Marching Festival 2015

<TOPICS>
  • Third ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting - Plus and Bilateral Talks

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Rising Thunder
    - FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army -
  • UN PKO Training of Trainers

<MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-Republic of Korea Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Vietnam Defense Ministerial Meeting
<COLUMN>
  • Omisoka - New Year’s Eve -

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Introducing our Videos!

 
No.70 (November 2015)

No.70 (November 2015)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Icebreaker Shirase - Navigating through Icy Waters -

<TOPICS>
  • Japan Self-Defense Forces Fleet Review 2015

<ACTIVITIES>
  • MOD’s Reorganization
  • Disaster Relief Activity in the Wake of a Heavy Rain in Kanto and Tohoku Regions, September 2015
  • Status of Scrambles through the First Half of FY2015
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Second Quarter of FY 2015

<COLUMN>
  • Wakkanai - The Northernmost City in Japan -

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Round Table Talk in Akita City, Akita Prefecture

 
No.69 (October 2015)

No.69 (October 2015)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Interview with Ms. Tara Boyd, Australian Civilian Exchange Officer at the Capacity Building Support Office in the Ministry of Defense of Japan - A Bridge between Japan and Australia -

<TOPICS>
  • Dawn Blitz 2015

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Naming and Launching Ceremony of New Destroyer “KAGA”
  • MOD FY2016 Budget Request
  • Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Drills “Disaster Prevention Day”
  • 10th International Peace Cooperation Basic Course

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • The MOD Visit by Ms. Marriet Schuurman, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security
  • The 7th Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Hirotaka Ishikawa Attended the Returning Ceremony of the 21st Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement

<COLUMN>
  • Lake Biwa - The Largest Lake in Japan -

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Participation in Global Festa 2015

 
No.68 (September 2015)

No.68 (September 2015)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Participation in Red Flag ? Alaska

<TOPICS>
  • Fuji Firepower Review 2015

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Participation in the Gender Field Advisor Course
  • Northern Rescue 2015 ? Disaster Relief Exercise for GSDF Northern Army

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff, of Met with General Worapong, Chief the Thai Defence Forces
  • Admiral Tomohisa and the Takei, Chief of Staff, MSDF, visited Canada United States

<COLUMN>
  • Horyu Temple

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Summer Tour for University Students at the SDF Base and Camp

 
No.67 (August 2015)

No.67 (August 2015)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Defense of Japan 2015 Issued

<TOPICS>
  • Multinational Joint Exercise Khaan Quest 2015

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Peacekeeping Operations Contingent Commanders’ Course
  • FY2015 Minesweeping Training
  • Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff of Joint Staff, Visited the United States
  • FY2015 SDF Joint Exercise for Rescue
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the First Quarter of FY2015
  • Status of Scrambles through the First Quarter of FY2015

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • The MOD Visit - Mr. Zsolt Rábai, Public Diplomacy Coordinator for Partners across the Globe, NATO

<COLUMN>
  • The Stately and Valiant Aomori Nebuta Festival
    - A Summer Tradition of Tohoku -

<WEB-ONLY>
  • 2015 Prince Pickles and Parsley Tour at the MOD
    - Annual Summer Tour at the MOD for Kids -

 
No.66 (July 2015)

No.66 (July 2015)

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<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • The 14th IISS Asia Security Summit
    - Shangri-La Dialogue -

<TOPICS>
  • Participation in Pacific Partnership 2015

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting

<ACTIVITIES>
  • General Iwata, Chief of Staff, GSDF, Visited the United States
  • FY2015 Japan-U.S. Joint Exercise for Rescue
  • Participation in the 4th ARF Disaster Relief Exercises
  • Dispatch of a Host Ship for Welcoming a Turkish Naval Vessel to Japan

<COLUMN>
  • Kushimoto Town, Wakayama Prefecture
    - The Southernmost Town on the Island of Honshu -

<WEB-ONLY>
  • The SDF Joint Concert 2015

 
No.65 (June 2015)

No.65 (June 2015)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • SDF's International Disaster Relief Activities in Nepal

<TOPICS>
  • Defense Minister Nakatani's Visit to the U.S.
  • The Security Consultative Committee
    - A Stronger Alliance for a Dynamic Security Environment -

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • State Minister of Defense Akira Sato Visited Bulgaria and Estonia
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Hirotaka Ishikawa Visited Uganda, Djibouti, South Sudan, and Bahrain
  • Visits to New Zealand and Australia by Parliamentary Vice-MinisterofDefense Kenji Harada
  • The 14th IISS Asia Security Summit
    - Shangri-La Dialogue -

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Delivery of the First Refurbished F-2

<COLUMN>
  • Memorial Ship Mikasa
    - The Pride of Meiji Japan -

<WEB-ONLY>
  • FY2015 MSDF Overseas Training

 
No.64 (May 2015)

No.64 (May 2015)

Table of Contents


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

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Timor-Leste Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff's Visit to the MOD

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • Delivery and Commission Ceremony, and Decommission Ceremony
    - Destroyer Izumo, Submarine Kokuryu and Destroyer Shirane -

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Participation in the Special Female Military Ocers Course
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Fourth Quarter of FY2014
  • Status of Scrambles in FY2014

<COLUMN>
  • Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

<WEB-ONLY>
  • 15th Anniversary - Ichigayadai Tour -
  • Ask Bo-Emon about MOD and SDF!

 
No.63 (April 2015)

No.63 (April 2015)

Table of Contents


<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • SDF’s Contribution to UNMISS
    - The UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan -
  • Japan-Australia Cooperation in South Sudan
    - Interview with Australian Liaison Officers -

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Second Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting
    - Japan-France Defense Ministerial Meeting -
  • Minister Nakatani’s Meeting with Vice President of South Sudan
  • Japan-Colombia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Chief of Joint Staff Meets His Swedish Counterpart

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Graduation Ceremony of the National Defense Medical College & National Defense Academy
  • The 19th Tokyo Defense Forum
  • Dispatch of a Commander to the CTF 151

<TOPICS>
  • Japan-U.S. Joint Reunion of Honor Ceremony on Island of Iwo-To

<COLUMN>
  • IWO-TO ISLAND

<WEB-ONLY>
  • International Peace Cooperation Activities Civil Military Cooperation Seminar 2015

 
No.62 (March 2015)

No.62 (March 2015)

Table of Contents


<ACTIVITIES>
  • Cope North Guam
    - Japan-U.S.-Australia Joint Exercise in Guam -
  • North Wind 2
    - Field Training Exercise between GSDF and U.S. Army -
  • United Nations Staff Officers Course
  • Multilateral Training Exercise
    - Cobra Gold 15 -

<TOPICS>
  • Defense Attaché

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • SDF Personnel Active on the Global Stage
    - Interview with AFRICOM Liaison Officials -

<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-Philippines Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Vice-Minister of Defense for International Affairs Attends ADSOM-Plus

<COLUMN>
  • ~Scenery of Japan~ Sakura

<WEB-ONLY>
  • Milestone 2,500th Honor Guard by GSDF 302nd MP Company

 
No.61 (February 2015)

No.61 (February 2015)

Table of Contents


<MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS>
  • Japan-UK Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Defense Minister Nakatani’s Overseas Visit
  • Defense Minister Nakatani’ s Phone Call with the U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Nakatani by U.S. Ambassador Kennedy

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • SDF’s Disaster Relief Activities of SAR Operation for the Missing Indonesian Air Asia QZ8501

<TOPICS>
  • Overview of MOD FY2015 Budget Bill

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Status of Scrambles by the End of the Third Quarter of FY2014
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Third Quarter of FY 2014

<COLUMN>
  • ~Scenery of Japan~ Shiretoko Peninsula

 
No.60 (January 2015)

No.60 (January 2015)

Table of Contents


<TOPICS>
  • Minister of Defense Succession Ceremony
  • Look Back on the Year of 2014

<SPECIAL FEATURE>
  • SDF Activities against Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

<ACTIVITIES>
  • Forest Light 1 – Japan-U.S. Bilateral Training Exercise –
  • First Drop Drill 2015 of the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade
  • International Peace & Security Symposium 2014

<COLUMN>
  • ~Scenery of Japan~ Sumo

<WEB-ONLY>
  • New Year’s Greetings

 

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