Defense Activities

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Dispatch of SDF Personnel to South Sudan
Q1.What is South Sudan like?
A1.The country is situated in the center of the eastern part of the African continent, and has an area of approx. 640,000 square kilometers (approx. 1.7 times larger than Japan) with a population of approx. 10.84 million (as of 2012).

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TOPICS

Delivery and Commission Ceremony of “Suzutsuki” and “Fuyuzuki”
On March 12th, a ceremony for delivery and presentation of the SDF colors of destroyer Suzutsuki was held at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki Shipyard, attended by Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kihara.

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden holds talks with Minister of Defense
On February 26th, Defense Minister Onodera held a conference with H.E. Mr. Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden who was on a working visit to Japan.

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COLUMN

~Scenery of Japan~ Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji, an active volcano nestled between Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures on Honshu Island, is Japan’s most prominent and tallest mountain at 3,776 meters (12,389 feet).

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WEB-ONLY

Students of Takata Higashi Junior High School (Rikuzentakata-city, Iwate prefecture) visits the Ministry of Defense
On 15 April, five students of Takata Higashi Junior High School visited the Ministry of Defense (MOD) during their school trip to Tokyo to express their gratitude for the operations of the MOD and Self Defense Forces (SDF) in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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latest_news
  • Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Unit to Malaysia (10 Mar.)
  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera (15 Mar.)
  • Visit by Dr. John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies (17 Mar.)
  • Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi attends Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD) (19~20 Mar.)
  • Graduation Ceremony of the GSDF High Technical School (21 Mar.)
  • UN Engineer Unit Manual Tokyo Workshop (26~28 Mar.)
Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Unit to Malaysia
Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Unit to Malaysia
back_issues
No.50 (March 2014) No.49 (February 2014) No.48 (January 2014) No.47 (December 2013) No.46 (November 2013)
No.50 (March 2014) No.49 (February 2014) No.48 (January 2014) No.47 (December 2013) No.46 (November 2013)
 

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