Defense Activities

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Offshore Islands Defense
Offshore Islands Defense
Q1. Why is offshore islands defense important?
A1. Japan’s geographical characteristics are marked by surrounding sea, long coastlines, and numerous islands (6852 islands).

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

The 4th Japan–ASEAN Defense Vice Ministerial Forum
The 4th Japan–ASEAN Defense Vice Ministerial Forum
Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Abe
On March 12, vice minister-class officials taking part in the 4th Japan–ASEAN Defense Vice Ministerial Forum had a courtesy call on Prime Minster Abe.
Japan–Turkey Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan–Turkey Defense Ministerial Meeting

ACTIVITIES

Joint Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States (Iron Fist)
Joint Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States (Iron Fist)
The GSDF conducted a joint exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps from January 15 to February 22 at Marine Corps Camp Pendleton and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California.

COLUMN

Introduction to Equipment “Souryu” class submarine
Introduction to Equipment “Souryu” class submarine
“Souryu” class submarines, which started construction in FY 2004, are equipped with AIP system using Stirling engines for submarine which are able to generate electric power continuously under water.
Introduction to a Historical Building MSDF First Service School Auditorium (Naval Academy Auditorium)
Introduction to a Historical Building MSDF First Service School Auditorium (Naval Academy Auditorium)
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No.38 (March 2013) No.37 (February 2013) No.36 (January 2013) No.35 (December 2012) No.34 (November 2012)
No.38 (March 2013) No.37 (February 2013) No.36 (January 2013) No.35 (December 2012) No.34 (November 2012)
 

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