Defense Activities

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CONTENTS

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan–Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting (Japan–Australia (2+2)), and Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan–Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers’
Meeting (Japan–Australia (2+2)), and Japan–Australia
Defense Ministerial Meeting
On September 14, Foreign Minister Gemba and Defense Minister Morimoto talked with their Australian counterparts Foreign Minister Carr and Defence Minister Smith at the Fourth Japan–Australia Joint Foreign and Defense Ministerial Consultations (2+2) held in Sydney.
Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meetin
On September 25, Defense Minister Morimoto and Australian Defence Minister Smith held a Defense Ministerial Meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Japan.
Japan–U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan–U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
On September 17, Defense Minister Morimoto and United States Defense Secretary Panetta held a Japan–U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting.
Japan–Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan–Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting
On October 10, Defense Minister Morimoto met with Singapore’s Minister for Defense, Dr. Ng Eng Hen.
Minister of Defense Met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
Minister of Defense Met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
On October 2, Defense Minister Morimoto met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Mr. Luvsanvandan Bold.
Appointment of Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense and Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense
Appointment of Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense and Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense
On October 1, Prime Minister Noda reshuffled the Cabinet for the third time, and the new Cabinet was inaugurated.
Visit by Chief of the Joint Staff to the United States
Visit by Chief of the Joint Staff to the United States
Chief of the Joint Staff, General Iwasaki visited Hawaii in the U. S. on October 2 and 3, at the official invitation of Admiral Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.
Visit by Chief of Staff, Ground Self-Defense Force, to the United States
Visit by Chief of Staff, Ground Self-Defense Force, to the United States
Chief of Staff, GSDF, inspected the field training exercises held by the GSDF and the U.S. Marine Corps on September 22 and 23, in Guam and Tinian. From September 24 to 28, he visited the U.S. mainland on an official invitation from the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

ACTIVITIES

Joint Field Training Exercise Between the GSDF and the U.S. Marine Corps
Joint Field Training Exercise Between the GSDF and the U.S. Marine Corps
The GSDF conducted a joint exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps from August 21 to September 26 in Guam, Tinian of the U. S. and the waters extending from Okinawa to Tinian.
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
Multinational Cooperation Program in the Asia Pacific (MCAP 12)
Multinational Cooperation Program in the Asia Pacific (MCAP 12)
The Multinational Cooperation Program in the Asia Pacific (MCAP12) was held from September 25 to 29.
The Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces participate in “Eastern Endeavor 12,” a PSI maritime interdiction exercise hosted by the Republic of Korea
The MOD and the SDF participated in a Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) maritime interdiction exercise hosted by the Republic of Korea on September 26 and 27.
Conclusion of international peacekeeping operations in East Timor
Conclusion of international peacekeeping operations in East Timor
The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) was scheduled to conclude on December 31, 2012.