Defense Activities

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Japanese Air Force One
Japanese Air Force One
Q1. Tell us about Japanese Air Force One.
A1. These are aircraft owned by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) for use in the transport of VIPs such as the Emperor and the Imperial Family as well as the Prime Minister when visiting overseas. They are also used for the transport of Japanese nationals in cases of emergency and as a means of transportation in international peace cooperation activities.

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan?Poland Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan–Poland Defense Ministerial Meeting
On March 15, Defense Minister Onodera met Minister for National Defence Siemoniak of Poland, and exchanged views on bilateral defense relations, among other matters.
Meeting with then Deputy Defence Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Meeting with then Deputy Defence Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ACTIVITIES

Completion of the development of fixed-wing patrol aircraft P-1 and assignment to MSDF Atsugi Air Base
Completion of the development of fixed-wing patrol aircraft P-1 and assignment to MSDF Atsugi Air Base
The MOD possesses fixed-wing patrol aircrafts, which are used mainly for constant wide-area monitoring and patrolling in the sea surrounding Japan.
East Asian Strategic Review 2013
East Asian Strategic Review 2013
Return of land areas south of Kadena
Return of land areas south of Kadena
Measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden

COLUMN

Introduction to a Historical Building MSDF Maizuru District Building No. 1
Introduction to a Historical Building MSDF Maizuru District Building No. 1
This building was built in 1930 in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture as the Maizuru Naval Academy headquarters. It is a steel-framed brick structure.
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No.39 (April 2013) No.38 (March 2013) No.37 (February 2013) No.36 (January 2013) No.35 (December 2012)
No.39 (April 2013) No.38 (March 2013) No.37 (February 2013) No.36 (January 2013) No.35 (December 2012)
 

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