Japan Defense Focus No.78 June 2016

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MOVIE GALLERY

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First Drop Drill 2016 of the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade
On January 10th, the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade, the only paratroop unit in Japan, conducted its first drop drill of the year at Narashino Training Ground in Chiba Prefecture.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The 15th IISS Asia Security Summit in Singapore – Shangri-La Dialogue –

Defense Minister Nakatani gave a speech on “Managing Military Competition in Asia,” which was the theme for the second plenary session.

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Minister of Defense’s Visits to Myanmar,Thailand,and Timor-Leste

June 6th Republic of the Union of Myanmar

During his visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on June 6th, Minister of Defense Nakatani met with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, and Defence Minister Sein Win, in Naypyidaw.

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Pacific Partnership 2016 – Activities in Timor-Leste

On June 13th, Pacific Partnership 2016’s activity has begun in Timor-Leste with the participation of the SDF.

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Exercise Malabar 2016

From June 10th to 17th, the MSDF took part in the trilateral joint training exercise called Exercise Malabar 2016 involving Japan, the United States and India held from Sasebo to the seas east of Okinawa.

Gion Matsuri

There are many festivals that take place in Japan throughout the year.

The SDF Joint Concert 2016

The SDF Joint Concert is a full-scale classical brass band concert in which central bands from the GSDF, MSDF, and ASDF take part, and it is annually held at major city in Japan.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call on Defense Minister Nakatani by ADM Scott Harbison SWIFT, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (Jun. 14)
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Hiromichi Kumada attended the Returning Ceremony of the UNMISS 9th Engineer Unit, made inspection visits to the units and others (Jun. 17-18)

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