Defense Activities

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Minister of Defense Succession Ceremony
On September 3rd, Akinori Eto, member of the House of Representatives, was appointed as the 13th Minister of Defense in a cabinet reshuffling carried out by the second Abe Cabinet.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Drills
Between August 30th and September 1st the MOD/SDF participated in comprehensive disaster preparedness drills across Japan in order to ensure the prompt and effective dispatch of SDF personnel in case of major earthquakes, as part of Disaster Preparedness Week (August 30th to September 5th).

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ACTIVITIES

KAKADU 2014
The MSDF took part in KAKADU 2014, multinational maritime joint exercise, hosted by Australian Navy from August 25th to September 12th.

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Courtesy Call on Indian Prime Minister
On September 1st, then Defense Minister Onodera paid a courtesy call on the Indian Prime Minister who was visiting Japan.

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COLUMN

~Scenery of Japan~
Shurijo Castle
Five hundred years of Ryukyuan history (12th–17th centuries) are represented by Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu, which are also famous as a World Cultural Heritage.

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WEB-ONLY

PR Event Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of ASDF at Ichigaya, Tokyo
On September 24th, music performance of the ASDF Central Band and exhibition drive of “Blue Impulse Jr.” and “T-7 Jr. Little Wing” was presented at a PR event commemorating the ASDF 60th anniversary that took place at the MOD, Tokyo.

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  • First Troop Visit by Defense Minister Eto: MSDF Yokosuka district, Funakoshi district (Sep. 16)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Eto by Her Excellency Caroline Kennedy, the Ambassador of the U.S. to Japan (Sep. 18)
  • Visit to Okinawa by Defense Minister Eto (Sep. 22~23)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Eto by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defense Services (Sep. 24)
First Troop Visit by Defense Minister Eto: MSDF Yokosuka district, Funakoshi district
First Troop Visit by Defense Minister Eto:
MSDF Yokosuka district, Funakoshi district
Meeting with Ambassador Kennedy
Meeting with Ambassador Kennedy
 
Meeting with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
Meeting with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
 
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No.56 (September 2014) No.55 (August 2014) No.54 (July 2014) No.53 (June 2014) No.52 (May 2014)
No.56 (September 2014) No.55 (August 2014) No.54 (July 2014) No.53 (June 2014) No.52 (May 2014)
 

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