Japan Defense Focus No.103 Sep. 2018

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Naming and Launching Ceremony for DDG Maya

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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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Naming and Launching Ceremony for DDG Maya

On July 30th, the naming and launching ceremony for a DDG was held at Yokohama Shipyard Isogo Works, Japan Marine United Corp. Minister of Defense Onodera named the DDG "Maya".

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Minister of Defense Onodera Visits JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center

On July 2nd, Minister Onodera visited the Tsukuba Space Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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Courtesy Call by the U.S. Secretary of the Navy

On July 11th, Minister Onodera received a courtesy call from Richard V. Spencer, the U.S. Secretary of the Navy.

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Minister Onodera Visits Areas Affected by Heavy Rain

On July 22nd, Minister Onodera visited Uwajima City and Seiyo City in Ehime Prefecture and Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture to observe and encourage JSDF personnel engaged in disaster relief activities.

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JGSDF Personnel Dispatched to Bastille Day Ceremonial Parade in France

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) dispatched a marching unit to the Bastille Day (French National Day) Ceremonial parade that took place in France on July 14th.

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RIMPAC 2018

From June 27th to August 2nd, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the JGSDF participated in the multilateral joint exercise RIMPAC in Hawaii, southern California, and the surrounding seas.

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Status of Counter-piracy Operation off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the First Quarter of FY2018

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

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The JSDF-USFJ Women’s Forum

On June 27th, the JSDF-U.S. Forces in Japan (USFJ) Women’s Forum was held at the MOD.

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Status of Scrambles during the First Quarter of FY2018

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fighter jets scrambled 271 times during the first quarter of FY2018, an increase of 42 times compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year.

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C-2 Transport Aircraft

In this edition, we will take a closer look at the C-2 transport aircraft.

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The Chuson-ji Temple

Located in Hiraizumi Town of Iwate Prefecture, Chuson-ji is the main temple of the Tendai sect in Tohoku.

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Prince Pickles and Miss Parsley Tour at the MOD 2018

On August 1st and 2nd, a kids’ group tour called "Prince Pickles and Miss Parsley Tour" was held at the MOD.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call by Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (Jul. 30)
  • Courtesy call by Lieutenant General David H. Berger, Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (Aug. 3)

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