Japan Defense Focus No.84 September 2016

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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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SDF International Disaster Relief Operations for New Zealand

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Look Back on the Year of 2016

As the new year of 2017 starts, the JDF January issue takes a look back at the MOD/SDF activities in 2016 by introducing activities featured in the JDF.

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SDF International Disaster Relief Operations for New Zealand

On November 15, in relation to the earthquake that occurred in New Zealand’s South Island on November 13, at about 8 p.m.(Japan Standard time), the MOD formed Japan SDF International Disaster Relief Operations Air Unit with one of the two MSDF P-1 patrol aircraft which were participating in multilateral exercises in New Zealand.

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Participation in International Naval Review Hosted by the Royal New Zealand Navy

On November 19th, the MSDF participated in an international naval review hosted by the Royal New Zealand Navy.

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Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

On December 7, 2015, Minister of Defense Inada and U.S. Defense Secretary Carter had a defense ministerial meeting at the MOD for approx. 50 minutes from 9:05am.

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Japan-Netherlands Defense Ministerial Meeting

On December 13th, Minister of Defense Inada held a defense ministerial meeting with Mrs. Hennis-Plasschaert, Minister of Defence, Kingdom of the Netherlands, in Tokyo, where the two ministers shared their views on Japan-Netherlands defense cooperation and exchanges as well as the regional situation.

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Interview with Cadet Mark Jason Garcia at NDA

The National Defense Academy (NDA) is the only academic institution for higher education to educate ground, maritime, and air SDF cadets in Japan.

Coming-of-age Ceremony

In Japan, when someone reaches the age of 20 they are considered an adult. The coming-of-age ceremony, a traditional event that celebrates people who newly turned 20 in the previous year, will be held on January 9, 2017.

New Year’s Greetings

Happy New Year! The JDF celebrates the milestone of 80th issues in September 2016 since the launch of the brochure in 2006.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vice-Minister of National Defence, Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Nov. 29)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by a training group of Japan-Vietnam officer exchanges (Delegation Head: Major General Phan Tan Tai, Deputy Commander of Military Region 7) (Dec. 5)

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