Japan Defense Focus No.96 Jan 2018

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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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Courtesy Call by General of Army Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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3rd Japan-UK Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting and Japan-UK Defense Ministerial Meeting

On December 14th, Minister of Defense Onodera and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kono met with the Rt Hon Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence of the UK and the Rt Hon Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK as part of the 3rd Japan-UK Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2+2”).

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FY2017 Japan-U.S. Bilateral Command Post Exercise Yama Sakura (YS-73)

From November 29th to December 13th, the Japan-U.S. bilateral command post exercise in FY2017, also known as Yama Sakura (YS-73), was held at several locations including the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Camp Sendai.

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Japan-U.S. Bilateral Training, Forest Light 01

The JGSDF conducted a field training exercise called Forest Light 01 with the U.S. Marines Corps (USMC) from December 8th to 20th at the Oyanohara Training Area and Vice-Camp Takayubaru.

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FY2017 the Exercise for the Rescue of Japanese Nationals Overseas (domestic)

Since last fiscal year, the JSDF started exercises on the rescue of Japanese nationals overseas in order to practice the sequence of measures to rescue Japanese nationals overseas based on Article 84-3 of the SDF Law, following the enactment of the Legislation for Peace and Security.

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Courtesy Call by General of Army Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation

On December 11th, Minister Onodera received a courtesy call from General of Army Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

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Deployment of the F-35B to MCAS Iwakuni

It was confirmed in the Japan-U.S. “2+2” joint announcement in October 2013 that the deployment of the F-35B to Japan would begin in 2017 as its first forward deployment outside of the United States.

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Dispatch of Instructors to the Ethiopia Peace Support Training Center

The Ethiopia Peace Support Training Center, where the MOD dispatched two JSDF officers as instructors in June 2017, requested the MOD/JSDF to send instructors for the Conflict Prevention Course held for personnel from African countries from December 4th to 14th.

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P-1

In this edition, we will take a closer look at the P-1 fixed wing patrol aircraft.

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Look Back on the Year of 2017

As the new year of 2018 starts, the JDF January issue takes a look back at the MOD/JSDF activities in 2017 by introducing activities featured in the JDF.

Shirakawa-go

Parts of Japan receive extremely heavy snowfall during the winter. Among these, Shirakawa-go, a village located in northwestern Gifu Prefecture, is known as one of Japan’s most prominent heavy snowfall belts, with snowfall amounts ranging from two to three meters.

New Year’s Greetings

Happy New Year! The JDF celebrated the milestone of 90th issues in September 2017 since the launch of the brochure in 2006.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call by H. E. Mr. William F. Hagerty, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Japan (Dec. 6th)
  • Courtesy call by Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy (Dec. 18th)
  • Courtesy call by H.E. Mr. Laurent Pic, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Japan (Dec. 20th)

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