Defense Activities

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Pacific Partnership 2014
Q1.What is Pacific Partnership?
A1.Pacific Partnership (PP) is a mission hosted by the U.S. forces that started in 2007.

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TOPICS

The 13th IISS Asia Security Summit
~Shangri-La Dialogue~
Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera visited Singapore from May 30th to June 1st and attended the 13th IISS Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue).

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
5th Japan–Australia “2+2” Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations
Defense Minister Onodera met with Australian Defence Minister, Senator David Johnston for the Japan–Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo on June 11th.

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ACTIVITIES

Personnel Replacements of the SDF Engineer Unit Dispatched to South Sudan PKO
A ceremony for the departure of the 6th Engineer Unit to be dispatched to South Sudan PKO (UNMISS: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) was held at GSDF Camp Obihiro on May 20th.

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COLUMN

~Scenery of Japan~
Nagaoka Firework Festival
Firework Festival is a special attraction of summer in Japan.

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WEB-ONLY

Adios! Japan National Stadium
Japan National Stadium, the main arena for Tokyo Summer Olympics in 1964, will undergo a large-scale renovation to host Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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  • Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Onodera: Minamitorishima Island (4 June)
  • Minister Onodera has been proactively inspecting SDF camps and bases throughout Japan since he assumed his position. On June 4th, Minister Onodera made an inspection of Minamitorishima Island, the easternmost territory of Japan with an area of approx. 1.5 square kilometers, and encouraged personnel of MSDF Minamitorishima Air Dispatch Unit.
  • Troop Inspection etc. by Minister Onodera: Hokkaido (14~15 June)
  • Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Takeda’s Visit to France (Meetings with officials of France Ministry of Defence, visit to Eurosatory 2014) (15~17 June)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera by Secretary of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka (17 June)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Onodera by Secretary General of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (17 June)
  • Defense Minister's Visit to the U.S.
Troop Inspection by Minister Onodera: MSDF Minamitorishima Air Dispatch Unit
Troop Inspection by Minister Onodera: MSDF Minamitorishima Air Dispatch Unit
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No.53 (June 2014) No.52 (May 2014) No.51 (April 2014) No.50 (March 2014) No.49 (February 2014)
No.53 (June 2014) No.52 (May 2014) No.51 (April 2014) No.50 (March 2014) No.49 (February 2014)
 

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