Japan Defense Focus No.82 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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The Troop Review FY2016

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Troop Review FY2016

The Troop Review, one of the anniversaries of the foundation of the SDF, was held on October 23, 2016 at GSDF Asaka Exercise Area.

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Port Call at Timor-Leste by the MSDF Destroyer Fuyuduki

The MSDF destroyer Fuyuduki made a port call at Dili, Timor-Leste, from September 26th to 28th.

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Measures against Piracy of the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Second Quarter of FY2016

Following data shows the records of the measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden from July through September, 2016.

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Status of Scrambles through the First Half of FY2016

The ASDF scrambled 594 times during the first half of FY2016, which marked a significant increase of 251 times compared to the same period of the previous year.

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Deepening of Japan-U.K. Defense Cooperation

GUARDIAN NORTH 16, the joint exercise between the JASDF and Royal Air Force (RAF), was held from Monday, October 17th to Sunday, November 6th.

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Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

On September 15th at 2:30pm (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), Minister of Defense Inada and U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter met for approx. 45 minutes at the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Japan-Myanmar Defense Ministerial Meeting

On September 21st, Minister of Defense Inada met with Lt. Gen. Sein Win, Minister of Defence, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, marking the first such visit to Japan by Minister of Defence from Myanmar.

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The 8th Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum

From September 20th to 21st, the MOD hosted the 8th Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.

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Rollout Ceremony for the ASDF’s First F-35A

On September 23rd, State Minister of Defense Wakamiya attended the rollout ceremony for the ASDF’s first F-35A held at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, the U.S.

Autumn Leaves

Japan features four distinct seasons.

SDF Marching Festival 2016

The SDF Marching Festival 2016 took place at the Nippon Budokan hall for three days from November 11th to 13th.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Foreign Minister Kishida and U.S. Ambassador Kennedy signed the Japan-U.S. Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement. Defense Minister Inada attended the signing ceremony. (Sep. 26)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by ADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (Oct. 5)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by Gen Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (Oct. 12)

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