Japan Defense Focus No.101 July 2018

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Japan-Estonia Defense Ministerial Meeting

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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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Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting

On May 4th, during his visit to Finland, Minister of Defense Onodera held a ministerial meeting with Dr. Jussi Niinisto, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Finland.

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Japan-Estonia Defense Ministerial Meeting

On May 6th, during his visit to Estonia, Minister Onodera held a ministerial meeting with Mr. Juri Luik, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia.

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Japan-Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting

On May 21, Minister Onodera held a meeting at the MOD with Dr. Ng Eng Hen, the Minister for Defence of Republic of Singapore, during his working visit to Japan.

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Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

On May 29, Minister Onodera and Secretary Mattis held the Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting in Hawaii.

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The 17th IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue)

Minister Onodera visited Singapore from June 2nd to 3rd and attended the 17th IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue).

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Second Japan-ASEAN Ship Rider Cooperation Program

From May 10th to 15th, the second Japan-ASEAN Ship Rider Cooperation Program was conducted on JS OSUMI, starting from Indonesia and arriving in Malasia.

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P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft featured in the ILA Berlin Air Show

Two P-1 fixed-wing maritime patrol aircraft took part in the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) Berlin Air Show 2018 from April 25th to 29th.

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Status of Counter-piracy Operation off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Fourth Quarter of FY2017

Following data shows the records of the status of counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden from January through March, 2018.

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The JGSDF Participates in FY2018 Field Training Exercise with U.S. and Australian Armies

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) successfully conducted the joint training with the U.S. and Australian armed forces at Townsville Field Training Area in Queensland, Australia from May 7th to June 8th.

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Status of Scrambles in FY2017

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fighter jets scrambled 904 times in FY2017 in total, a decrease of 264 times compared to the previous fiscal year.

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Type 87 Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle and Reconnaissance Motorcycle

In this edition, we take a closer look at the Type 87 Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle and Reconnaissance Motorcycle.

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Sado Gold Mine

Located on Sado Island in the west of Niigata Prefecture is Sado Gold Mine, Japan’s largest gold and silver mine.

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Celebrating the 100th Edition

The June 2018 edition of JDF marked the 100th edition since its launch in 2006.

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Ceremony of the Release of a Portion of land at Makiminato Service Area and Transfer of former West Futenma Housing Area

On May 20th, ceremony of the release of a portion of land at Makiminato Service Area and transfer of former West Futenma Housing Area was held. It was attended by central and local government representatives including Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga, State Minister of Defense Yamamoto, Vice Governor of Okinawa Jahana, the Mayors of Ginowan and Urasoe City, as well as Maj. Gen. Chiarotti, the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Forces Japan.

LATEST NEWS

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  • The MOD/JSDF participates in Balikatan 2018, the joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise (Apr. 16 to May 18)
  • State Minister of Defense Yamamoto visits Brazil (Apr. 28 to May 2)

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