Defense Activities

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

17th Tokyo Defense Forum
17th Tokyo Defense Forum
The Ministry of Defense hosted the 17th Tokyo Defense Forum (Forum for Defense Authorities in the Asia-Pacific Region) on October 31 and November 1 in Tokyo.
Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Nagashima Meets with U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Carter
On November 9, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Nagashima met with Deputy Defense Secretary Carter at the United States Department of Defense.
Japan–India Vice-Ministerial (2+2) Dialogue, and Japan–India Defense Policy Dialogue
Japan–India Vice-Ministerial (2+2) Dialogue, and Japan–India Defense Policy Dialogue
On October 22, Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kanazawa and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki from Japan, and Defence Secretary Sharma and Foreign Secretary Mathai from India, attended the second Japan–India Vice-Ministerial (2+2) Dialogue in Tokyo.

ACTIVITIES

FY2012 Maritime Self-Defense Force Overseas Training Cruise Returns to Japan
FY2012 Maritime Self-Defense Force Overseas Training Cruise Returns to Japan
The training vessels “Kashima” and “Shimayuki,” and the destroyer “Matsuyuki” returned to Japan on October 22.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Japan–Australia Defense Cooperation and Exchanges
Japan–Australia Defense Cooperation and Exchanges
Q1. What is the significance of the defense cooperation and exchanges with Australia?
A1. Australia is an important partner for Japan in the Asia-Pacific region: Japan and Australia are allies of the United States and share not only fundamental values such as democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and capitalist economies, but also strategic stakes and interests in the security field.

TOPICS

Commemorative Event for the Anniversary of the Japan Self-Defense Forces
2012 FLEET REVIEW
2012 FLEET REVIEW
The practice of naval review is said to originate in 1341 during the Anglo-French war, when King Edward III surveyed the majesty of his fleets in leading them out on missions.