Japan Defense Focus No.85 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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First Drop Drill 2017 of the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Minister of Defense’s Visits to Belgium and France

From January 4th to 8th, Minister of Defense Inada visited Belgium and France, where she held a meeting with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as took part in the Japan-France Defense Ministerial Meeting and the Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting.

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Minister of Defense’s Visit to Guam

From January 12th to 13th 2017, Minister of Defense Inada visited Guam to see the progress of the relocation project of the U.S. Marine Corps personnel stationed in Okinawa to Guam.

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First Drop Drill 2017 of the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade

On January 8th, the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade, the only paratroop unit in Japan, conducted its first drop drill of this year at Narashino Training Area in Chiba Prefecture.

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Operation Christmas Drop
~Japan-U.S.-Australia Joint Training for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in the Federated States of Micronesia and other Countries~

At the invitation of the PACAF Commander, the ASDF had dispatched 22 personnel and one C-130H aircraft to Guam and other islands from December 2nd to 10th to take part in Operation Christmas Drop, the trilateral HA/DR exercise in the Federated States of Micronesia involving Japan, the United States and Australia.

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FY2016 Japan-U.S. Bilateral Command Post Training Exercise Yama Sakura (YS 71)

From November 30th to December 13th, the 2016 Japan-U.S. bilateral command post training exercise called Yama Sakura (YS 71) was held at GSDF Camp Kengun and other locations.

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Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Third Quarter of FY2016

Following data shows the records of the measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden from October through December, 2016.

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Status of Scrambles through First Three Quarters of FY2016

The ASDF scrambled 883 times through first three quarters of FY2016, which marked a significant increase of 316 times compared to the same period of the previous year.

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Daizaifu Tenmangu is a Shinto shrine located in Dazaifu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu in Western Japan.

The One-day Visit to SDF for Women

On February 4th, the one-day visit to SDF for women was implemented. The participants visited the SDF facilities during the one-day tour.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Site Visit by Defense Minister Inada: GSDF Camp Asahikawa, GSDF Camp Higashichitose, ASDF Chitose Air Base (Dec. 11 - 12)
  • Defense Minister Inada attended the Return Ceremony of the Northern Training Area (Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture) (Dec. 22)
  • Site Visit by Defense Minister Inada: ASDF Yokota Air Base (Jan. 16)
  • Site Visit by Defense Minister Inada: GSDF Camp Narashino (Jan. 18)

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