Japan Defense Focus No.89 May 2017

GALLERY

MOVIE GALLERY

MOVIE GALLERY
Fuji Firepower Review 2016
On August 28th, the annual Fuji Firepower Review was held in the Hataoka District of the East Fuji Maneuver Area located in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting

On May 8th, Minister of Defense Inada held a meeting at the MOD with H.E. Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, India, during his visit to Japan for the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank.

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Japan-Italy Defense Ministerial Meeting

On May 22nd, Minister of Defense Inada met with Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti in Tokyo.

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Joint Training Exercise involving Japan, France, the United Kingdom and the United States
(FY2017 Integrated Training in the United States)

From May 3rd to 22nd, the MOD/JSDF conducted a joint training exercise involving Japan, France, the United Kingdom and the United States (FY2017 Integrated Training in the United States) in the air and sea space around Japan, the air and sea space in and around Guam, and the air and sea space in and around the Northern Mariana Islands (Western Pacific).

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Japan-U.S. Joint Exercises Conducted in April

Let’s take a closer look at the Japan-U.S. joint exercises conducted in April.

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Pacific Partnership 2017
Malaysia and Vietnam (Danang)

MOD and JSDF participated in activities in Malaysia and Vietnam (Danang) from April 14th to May 18th.

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Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle

The June edition of JDF (No. 89) will take a quick look at the Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle operated by the JGSDF.

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Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa’s Visits to Djibouti and Bahrain

From May 4th to 6th, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa visited the Republic of Djibouti and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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The 16th IISS Asia Security Summit
(Shangri-La Dialogue)

Defense Minister Inada visited Singapore from June 3rd to 4th where she attended the 16th IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue).

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Withdrawal of JSDF Engineering Unit from UNMISS & the Return of Colors Ceremony

The dispatch of the JSDF engineering unit to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), which started in January 2012, has become the longest and largest-scale dispatch of an engineering unit.

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Bon Voyage - JMSDF Ship Izumo

Let’s take a closer look at the activities carried out by the JMSDF ship Izumo in the first half of May.

Takachiho

Japan is a geological treasure trove of volcanic activities, which have created a number of unique and mysterious natural backdrops.

Round Table Talk in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

On June 4th, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kobayashi had a “Round Table Talk” in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, with local residents under the theme of “Forging Trust between the JSDF and the Local Communities ~focusing on responses to the Kumamoto Earthquake~.”

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by ADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (May 16)

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