Defense Activities

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CONTENTS

CEREMONY

Ministerial Succession Ceremony
Ministerial Succession Ceremony
On June 4, Mr. Satoshi Morimoto assumed office as the 11th Minister of Defense.

ACTIVITIES

Dispatch of the 2nd staff officers and the 2nd Engineer Unit for South Sudan PKO
Dispatch of the 2nd staff officers and the 2nd Engineer Unit for South Sudan PKO
On May 26, Major Yuichiro Koma and Major Takaaki Tanaka departed Japan for the Republic of South Sudan to take up posts of staff officer for the 2nd detachment under the United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMISS).
Japan – India Joint Training
Japan – India Joint Training
On June 5, vessels from the Indian Navy paid a goodwill visit to Japan.

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan – Italy Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan – Italy Defense Ministerial Meeting
On June 13, Defense Minister Morimoto signed a “Statement of Intent By the Ministers of Defense of the Italian Republic and Japan” with visiting Italian Minister of Defense, Giampaolo Di Paola.
IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue)
IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue)
The IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue) organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS: United Kingdom) is an international conference established as a forum for regional security related discussion.
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, Hideo Jinpu, Visited the United States
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, Hideo Jinpu, Visited the United States
From May 22 to 26, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, Hideo Jinpu, visited the United States on a business trip, and held dialogues with the related defense officials in the United States.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Special Feature on the London 2012 Olympic Games
Special Feature on the London 2012 Olympic Games
The 30th Olympic Games will be held in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August.

TOPICS

FY2012 Maritime Self-Defense Force Overseas Training Cruise
FY2012 Maritime Self-Defense Force Overseas Training Cruise
Maritime Self-Defense Force Overseas Training Cruise is implemented for junior officers who have graduated from the general officer candidate course at the Maritime Officer Candidate School.