Japan Defense Focus No.86 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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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS_photo

Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

Minister of Defense Inada and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis had a defense ministerial meeting at the MOD for approx. 85 minutes from 9:15am on February 4th.

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State Minister of Defense Wakamiya Attends the Munich Security Conference

On February 18th, State Minister of Defense Wakamiya attended the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.

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Support for Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
- Shirase, navigating through icy waters -

Shirase is the only icebreaker operated by the MSDF and used for supporting the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition.

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~Cobra Gold 17~
Multilateral Training Exercise

The SDF took part in the Cobra Gold 17, the multilateral joint training exercise that took place in Thailand from January 24th to February 24th.

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Cope North Guam
-Japan-U.S. Australia Joint Exercise in Guam-

The ASDF took part in Cope North Guam, the trilateral joint training as well as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) exercise together with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from January 30th to March 19th at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, in Saipan, Tinian and Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands, at the Farallon de Medinilla Target Range, and in its surrounding air space.

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Dispatch of a Commander to the CTF 151

The MOD will dispatch a MSDF officer to be a commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151.

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JASDF’s Unit-to-unit Exchanges

The JASDF’s KC-767 unit made friendship calls at Ministry of National Defence of Lao PDR on January 13th and at Halim Air Base in Indonesia on January 17th and conducted unit-to-unit exchanges with the Lao People’s Liberation Army Air Force and the Indonesian Air Force respectively.

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Launch of X-Band Defense Communications Satellite

At 4:44pm on January 24th, 2017 (Japan Standard Time), Ministry of Defense’s first X-band defense communications satellite called Kirameki-2 was launched successfully.

Rapeseed Blossoms

Japan is home to many famous flowers, including cherry blossoms.

Spring Tour for University Students at the SDF Base and Camp

From February 22nd to 24th, the spring tour program for university and graduate students took place.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Site Visit by Defense Minister Inada: Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (Naval Systems Research Center and Advanced Defense Technology Center) (Feb. 7)
  • Site Visit by Defense Minister Inada: GSDF Camp Nerima (Feb. 10)

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