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SPECIAL FEATURE

Participation in Multinational Training Exercise Cobra Gold 14
Participation in Multinational Training Exercise Cobra Gold 14
The MOD/SDF participated in a multinational training exercise called Cobra Gold 14 in Thailand from February 11 to 21.
Defense of Japan 2013 Published
Field Training Exercise with U.S. Marine Corps in the United States ~Iron Fist~

TOPICS

Assistance Provided to the 65th Sapporo Snow Festival
The Sapporo Snow Festival is a popular event that draws two million visitors each year.

MEETING WITH FOREIN LEADERS

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Locklear Visits Japan
U.S. Pacific Command Commander Locklear Visits Japan
On February 3, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera and General Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Joint Staff during his visit to Japan.

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50th ANNIVERSARY
Japan Defense Focus (JDF) celebrated its 50th anniversary in March 2014.
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  • Courtesy Call on H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Defense Minister (20 Feb.)
  • U.S. House Members visit the Ministry of Defense (19 Feb.)
  • Members of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable James Sensenbrenner Jr., Charlie Dent, and Gerald E. Connolly visited the Ministry of Defense and paid a courtesy call on Defense Minister Onodera.
  • Hosting of the 5th Japan–ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum (18 Feb.)
  • Returning Ceremony for the 14th Deployment Air-Force for Anti-Piracy Operations (14 Feb, MSDF Naha Air Base)
  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera (8~9 Feb, Ishikawa prefecture)
  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera (1~2 Feb, Aomori prefecture)
  • First Meeting of Japan–U.S. Cyber Defense Policy Working Group (CDPWG) (3~4 Feb.)
Courtesy Call on H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Courtesy Call on H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Returning Ceremony for the 14th Deployment Air-Force for Anti-Piracy Operations
Returning Ceremony for the 14th Deployment Air-Force for Anti-Piracy Operations
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No.49 (February 2014) No.48 (January 2014) No.47 (December 2013) No.46 (November 2013) No.45 (October 2013)
No.49 (February 2014) No.48 (January 2014) No.47 (December 2013) No.46 (November 2013) No.45 (October 2013)
 

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