Japan Defense Focus No.106 Dec. 2018

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The Flying Cabinet office: Japanese Air Force One
The video introduces interviews of the members of the Special Airlift Group of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in charge of operating the Japanese Air Force One.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Minister of Defense Succession Ceremony

On October 2nd, the Reshuffled Fourth Abe Cabinet was assembled and Takeshi Iwaya, a member of the House of Representatives, was appointed as the 19th Minister of Defense (MOD).

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FY2018 Troop Review for the Anniversary of the Establishment of the JSDF

FY2018 Troop Review for the Anniversary of the Establishment of the JSDF was held on October 14th at the Asaka Training Area of the JGSDF (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force).

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5th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus

From October 19th to 20th, Minister of Defense Iwaya attended the 5th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) and the 4th ASEAN-Japan Defence Ministers’ Informal Meeting, and held meetings with some defense ministers of the countries represented at the ADMM-Plus.

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8th Japan-Australia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Consultations and Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting

On October 10th in Sydney, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kono and Minister Iwaya met with Senator the Hon. Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, and Hon. Pyne, Minister for Defence of Australia, for the 8th Japan-Australia Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations ("2+2").

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International Disaster Relief Operation in Indonesia

From October 3rd to 26th, the MOD dispatched JSDF personnel to implement international disaster relief operations towards areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi Island, Republic of Indonesia, on September 28th.

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The JASDF Central Band Performs in the German Military Tattoo and the Netherlands International Military Tattoo

International military tattoos called “The German Military Tattoo” and “The Netherlands International Military Tattoo” were held in Dusseldorf, Germany and Rotterdam, the Netherlands on September 22nd and from September 28th to 30th respectively.

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Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle is located in Shiga Prefecture in western Honshu, and contains a castle tower that is a designated National Treasure.

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JSDF Marching Festival 2018

The JSDF Marching Festival 2018 will be held at the Nippon Budokan hall for three days from November 21st to 23rd.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call by Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, Chief of Navy, Australia (Oct. 15)
  • Courtesy call by Lieutenant General Jerry P. Martinez, Commander, U.S. Forces Japan (Oct. 18)

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