Defense Activities

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The SDF Assistance in the Search for Missing Malaysian Airlines MH370
At the request of the Government of Malaysia on March 10th, the Minister for Foreign Affairs consulted with the Ministry of Defense on March 11th to request the official cooperation of the SDF for participation in international disaster relief activities.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Interview with
Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. “Sam” Angelella, Commander of the U.S. Forces Japan and the 5th Air Force
Q.Tell us what you value personally and professionally, as a commander here.
A.I think we value our friendships and the closeness of our family and our ties with our Japanese friends, both personally and professionally.

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan–U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
On April 6th, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held a meeting at the Ministry of Defense.

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COLUMN

~Scenery of Japan~ Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle, the finest surviving example of Japan’s early 17th century architecture, is an old existing castle located in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture.

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14th Anniversary of Ichigayadai Tour
Ichigayadai Tour, a roundtrip of Ichigayadai area where the MOD is located, will celebrate its 14th anniversary on July 1st.

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  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera: Sanin district (12~13 Apr.)
  • Students of Takata Higashi Junior High School (Rikuzentakata-city, Iwate prefecture) visit the MOD (15 Apr.)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera by General Amos (Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps) (15 Apr.)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera by Admiral (Ret.) Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence (15 Apr.)
  • Japan–Mongol Defense Ministerial Meeting (17 Apr.)
  • Troop Inspection and Participation in Ceremony by Defense Minister Onodera: Okinawa prefecture (19~20 Apr.)
Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera by General Amos
Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera by General Amos
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No.51 (April 2014) No.50 (March 2014) No.49 (February 2014) No.48 (January 2014) No.47 (December 2013)
No.51 (April 2014) No.50 (March 2014) No.49 (February 2014) No.48 (January 2014) No.47 (December 2013)
 

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