Defense Activities

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CONTENTS

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan–U.S. Defense Ministers’ Meeting
Japan–U.S. Defense Ministers’ Meeting
On August 3, Minister of Defense Morimoto and U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta held a meeting at the U.S. Department of Defense and discussed bilateral security and defense cooperation, the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan, and the MV-22 Osprey.
Defense Minister Morimoto visits GSDF troops
Defense Minister Morimoto visits GSDF troops
On July 30, Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto visited the GSDF 1st Division (Camp Nerima) and the Central Readiness Force (Camp Asaka).
Meeting between Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Watanabe and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter
Meeting between Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Watanabe and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter
On July 20, a meeting was held between Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Shu Watanabe and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter at the Ministry of Defense.
Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa visits Turkey and Kazakhstan
Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa visits Turkey and Kazakhstan
From July 8 to 12, Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Hironori Kanazawa visited Turkey and Kazakhstan.

ACTIVITIES

Activity Record for the Pacific Partnership 2012
Activity Record for the Pacific Partnership 2012
The Pacific Partnership is an activity initiated by the United States Forces since 2007.
The 22nd Senior Level Seminar(SLS)
The 22nd Senior Level Seminar(SLS)
Top Army personnel of Japan, U. S. and Australia issue “Japan–U.S.–Australia Joint Statement”
Second ADMM-Plus Experts’ Working Group on Military Medicine Meeting and Japan–Singapore Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting
Second ADMM-Plus Experts’ Working Group on Military Medicine Meeting and Japan–Singapore Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting
The second meeting of the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Plus Experts’ Working Group (EWG) on Military Medicine, which Japan co-chairs from July 18 to 20, was convened in Tokyo.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Blue Impulse
Blue Impulse
Blue Impulse is an expert team that specializes in giving gorgeous acrobatic demonstrations at ASDF airshows and major civilian events, aimed at publicizing the ASDF.

TOPICS

Publication of 2012 Defense White Paper
Publication of 2012 Defense White Paper
A report was given on the 2012 Defense White Paper “Defense of Japan” at the Cabinet meeting held on July 31 and it was approved.