Defense Activities

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ACTIVITIES

FIRE POWER 2014 IN FUJI
On August 24th, the annual Fuji Firepower Review was held in the Hataoka District of the East Fuji Maneuver Area located in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Defense of Japan 2014 Issued
The Defense White Paper for FY2014, “Defense of Japan 2014,” was distributed at the Cabinet Meeting on August 5th.

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TOPICS

Women Making a Difference at the MOD
-Interview with a SDF Female Officer-
Lieutenant Colonel Chizu Kurita is a female officer currently working at GSDF Ground Research and Development Command.

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan–France Defense Ministerial Meeting
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met with France Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Tokyo on July 29th, and discussed ways ahead for bilateral defense cooperation and exchange, as well as defense policies of each country.

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COLUMN

~Scenery of Japan~
Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine, located on the island of Miyajima in the Seto Inland Sea, has been a holy place of Shintoism since early times.

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WEB-ONLY

Chief of Staff’s Official Visit to Australia and New Zealand
General Iwasaki, Chief of Joint Staff made an official visit to Australia and New Zealand from August 6th to 12th, upon the invitation of Chief of Defence Force of each country.

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  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kihara’s Visit to UAE, South Africa, and Brazil (August 2nd~10th)
  • Chief of Joint Staff’s Official Visit to Australia and New Zealand (August 6th~12th)
  • Gen Iwasaki made an official visit to Australia and New Zealand upon the invitation of Chief of Defence Force of each country.
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister by a Delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives (August 10th)
  • A delegation of five from the U.S. House of Representatives led by Representative Howard McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, visited the MOD and met with Minister Onodera.
  • Disaster Relief Activity by the SDF for Landslide Disaster Caused by a Heavy Rain: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture (August 20th~)
  • On August 26th, Minister Onodera made a site inspection of the landslide-hit area and encouraged SDF personnel engaging in the rescue operations on site.
On-site inspection of disaster-hit area in Hiroshima by Minister Onodera
On-site inspection of disaster-hit area in Hiroshima by Minister Onodera
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No.55 (August 2014) No.54 (July 2014) No.53 (June 2014) No.52 (May 2014) No.51 (April 2014)
No.55 (August 2014) No.54 (July 2014) No.53 (June 2014) No.52 (May 2014) No.51 (April 2014)
 

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