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SPECIAL FEATURE

Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Team to the Philippines
Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Team to the Philippines
At the request of the government of the Philippines on November 12, Minister of Foreign Affairs consulted Defense Minister for MOD/SDF cooperation on International Disaster Relief.

TOPICS

GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade’s First Drop Drill 2014
GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade’s First Drop Drill 2014
On January 12, the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade held its first drop drill of the year at the Narashino Training Ground in Chiba Prefecture.

MEETING WITH FOREIN LEADERS

U.S. Ambassador Kennedy pays a Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera
U.S. Ambassador Kennedy pays a Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera
On November 21, U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy visited the Ministry of Defense for a meeting with Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera.

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New Year’s Special Feature: The Japan Self-Defense Force’s Horses
New Year’s Special Feature: The Japan Self-Defense Force’s Horses
2014 is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac and with that in mind this New Year’s special feature will introduce a horse-related topic from the Japan Self-Defense Force.
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  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Takeda visits Singapore and Australia (Dec. 10~15)
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Takeda visits Tanegashima and Yakushima Islands (Kagoshima Prefecture, Dec. 7~8)
  • Courtesy call on Defense Minister by Admiral George ZAMBELLAS, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, U.K. (Dec.2)
  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera: Chugoku District (Nov.30~Dec.1)
Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera (Kyoto district)
Courtesy call on Defense Minister by Admiral George ZAMBELLAS
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No.47 (December 2013) No.46 (November 2013) No.45 (October 2013) No.44 (September 2013) No.43 (August 2013)
No.47 (December 2013) No.46 (November 2013) No.45 (October 2013) No.44 (September 2013) No.43 (August 2013)
 

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