Defense Activities

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Visit to the Ministry of Defense from Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs
Visit to the Ministry of Defense from Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs
On August 27, H.E. Djoko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs for the Republic of Indonesia, visited the Ministry of Defense.
Minister of Defense visits MSDF troops (Yokosuka District)
Minister of Defense visits MSDF troops (Yokosuka District)
On August 16, Minister of Defense Morimoto visited the Self-Defense Fleet Headquarters, the destroyer “Hyuga” and the submarine “Oyashio.”

ACTIVITIES

Commencement of Japan–Australia cooperation in UNMISS
Commencement of Japan–Australia cooperation in UNMISS
Japan and Australia have dispatched personnel to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), and personnel from the JSDF and Australian Defense Force (ADF) are engaged in activities as part of the Mission.

TOPICS

Fire Power 2012 in FUJI
Fire Power 2012 in FUJI
On August 26, the GSDF held its 54th Fire Power 2012 in Fuji at the Higashi-Fuji Training Area in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Achievement of 300,000 visitors for MOD Ichigayadai Tour, and introduction to the Ichigaya Memorial Hall (former headquarters of the Army Cadet School)
Achievement of 300,000 visitors for MOD Ichigayadai Tour, and introduction to the Ichigaya Memorial Hall (former headquarters of the Army Cadet School)
The Ichigayadai site under the Ministry of Defense is located in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Anti-Piracy Efforts
Anti-Piracy Efforts
Q1. Why is the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) conducting anti-piracy operations?
A1.The Coast of Somalia/Gulf of Aden is in the midst of the important maritime crossroad which links Asia and Europe.

COLUMN

Introduction to equipment Type 10 tank
Introduction to equipment Type 10 tanks
The Technical Research and Development Institute commenced development of Type 10 tanks in FY2002, completed the prototype by the end of FY2006, and has been conducting test drives since FY2007.