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Defense of Japan 2007 Released in English

Defense of Japan 2007Released in English In October, the Ministry of Defense published Defense of Japan 2007, the English-language version of its annual white paper on defense. It provides information on Japan's defense policies, covering such topics as the transition from the Defense Agency to the Ministry of Defense, upgrading of international peace cooperation as a primary mission of the SDF, efforts for the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan, and the strengthening of the Japan-U.S. security arrangements.
    Meanwhile, the website of the Ministry of Defense has been totally renovated and now includes transcripts from the defense minister's press conferences; these contents, including the annual white paper, are also available in the English-language section of the site http://www.mod.go.jp/e/index.html.
 

ASDF Conducts "Wings of Peace" Blue Ring Campaign

ASDF Conducts "Wings of Peace" Blue Ring Campaign The ASDF is conducting a "blue ring" campaign in order to let many people in Japan know the activities that it is continuing to carry out for the sake of peace and stability for the people of Iraq. Blue rings—wrist bands of the same light blue color as the C-130 transport aircraft called "bluebirds of happiness" in Iraq—are on sale at ASDF bases and other places around the country.