Defense Activities

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ACTIVITIES

Regarding Japanese Response to North Korea’s missile
Regarding Japanese Response to North Korea’s missile
To ensure that preparation is made in the event of the falling of North Korea’s missile, which it calls a “satellite”, Defense Minister Tanaka on March 30 issued the “Order concerning the implementation of destruction measures against ballistic missiles”.
South Sudan PKO
South Sudan PKO
Engineering units have been deployed to South Sudan in several stages since January 2012, and the deployment of the 1st Unit, approximately 210 personnel, was completed on March 25.
Measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
Aerial activities of Japanese P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Meeting between the Defense Minister and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
Meeting between the Defense Minister and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
On March 19, Defense Minister Tanaka and Mr. Gusmâo, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, held a meeting and exchanged views on bilateral defense cooperation and exchanges, among other matters.
Meeting between the Defense Minister and Philippine Ambassador to Japan
Meeting between the Defense Minister and Philippine Ambassador to Japan
On April 10, 2012, Defense Minister Tanaka held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Lopez, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Japan.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Capacity Building Support
Capacity Building Support
Q1. What is Capacity Building Support?
A1.In recent years, there have been changes in the international situation including the development of interdependence among states.

TOPICS

Defense Minister visiting the ASDF Hyakuri Air Base
Defense Minister visiting the ASDF Hyakuri Air Base
On March 17, Defense Minister Tanaka visited the Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) Hyakuri Air Base in Omitama City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Opening of Camp Tokushima
Opening of Camp Tokushima
Camp Tokushima was opened as the first camp since the opening of Camp Meguro in 1994, approximately 17 years ago, and the first camp to be established in Tokushima Prefecture.
National Defense Academy of Japan: Graduation ceremony and entrance ceremony
National Defense Academy of Japan: Graduation ceremony and entrance ceremony
The National Defense Academy of Japan is the country’s only academic institution of higher learning that educates and trains cadets who will be officers of the Ground, Maritime, and Air Self Defense Forces.
Cooperation for the MLB opening game
Cooperation for the MLB opening game
The Ministry of Defense and Self-Defense Forces cooperated for the Major League Baseball (MLB) opening game between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners held at Tokyo Dome on March 28.
East Asian Strategic Review 2012
East Asian Strategic Review 2012
The East Asian Strategic Review is an annual report on the security situation in East Asia published by the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS).