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SPECIAL FEATURE

The Troop Review FY2013
The Troop Review FY2013
The Troop Review, one of the anniversary events of the foundation of the SDF, was held on October 27, 2013 at GSDF Asaka Exercise Area.
Self-Defense Force Marching Festival 2013<
Self-Defense Force Marching Festival 2013
Strong sounds echoed throughout the Nippon Budokan hall as the annual SDF Marching Festival was held on November 15 and 16, 2013, under the theme “POWER FOR PEACE-for the creation of peace”.

MEETING WITH FOREIN LEADERS

Japan–Russia Defense Ministerial Meeting / Japan–Russia 2+2 Meeting / Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Abe by Russian Representatives
Japan–Russia Defense Ministerial Meeting / Japan–Russia 2+2 Meeting / Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Abe by Russian Representatives
Japan–Russia Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan’s Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera met with the Honorable Minister of Defense Shoigu Sergei Kuzhugetovich at the Ministry of Defense on November 1, to discuss future Japan–Russia defense cooperation and exchange as well as defense policy.

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Disaster Relief Dispatch to Izu Oshima Island (Tokyo)
Disaster Relief Dispatch to Izu Oshima Island (Tokyo)
The MOD/SDF dispatched personnel for a disaster relief mission at the request of the Governor of Tokyo on October 16, following landslides that struck Izu Oshima Island in the wake of the large and strong Typhoon No.26.
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  • Courtesy call on Defense Minister by Admiral Harry B. HARRIS, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (18 Nov.)
  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera: Kyushu District (17 Nov.)
  • Participation in the 61st Opening Ceremony of Defense Academy by Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kihara (17 Nov.)
  • Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi’s Participation in Seoul Defense Dialogue (13 Nov.)
  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera: Kyoto District (9~10 Nov.)
  • FY2013 Memorial Service for Members of the SDF who Lost their Lives on Duty (26 Oct.)
  • Memorial service for members of the SDF who lost their lives on duty was carried out, attended by the Prime Minister Abe and Defense Minister Onodera at Ichigaya, Tokyo, on October 26. This ceremony is held every year by Defense Minister since 1957 to mourn the officers who unfortunately lost their life on duty.
Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera (Kyoto district)
Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera (Kyoto district) Prime Minister Abe attending the ceremony
Prime Minister Abe attending the ceremony
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No.46 (November 2013) No.45 (October 2013) No.44 (September 2013) No.43 (August 2013) No.42 (July 2013)
No.46 (November 2013) No.45 (October 2013) No.44 (September 2013) No.43 (August 2013) No.42 (July 2013)
 

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