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Commemorative Ceremony Marking Transition to Ministry of Defense

On January 9 a commemorative ceremony marking the transition of the Defense Agency to the Ministry of Defense took place in the auditorium of the Ministry of Defense, in Tokyo's Ichigaya district. Among those attending were Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma, high-ranking executives of the Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces, and former Ministers of State for Defense.

Prime Minister Abe speaking at the ceremony marking the Defense Agency's transition to the Ministry of Defense
Prime Minister Abe speaking at the ceremony marking the Defense Agency's transition to the Ministry of Defense
The entrance to the Ministry of Defense
The entrance to the Ministry of Defense