Defense Activities

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SPECIAL FEATURE

MOD/SDF 60th Anniversary Air Review 2014
On October 26th, the Air Review commemorating the 60th anniversary of the MOD/SDF was held at ASDF Hyakuri Base in Ibaraki Prefecture.

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TOPICS

Disaster Relief for Mt. Ontake Eruption
Mt. Ontake in Nagano Prefecture erupted around noon on September 27th.

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MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
On October 16th, Defense Minister Akinori Eto held a defense ministerial meeting with Australian Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, for about 50 minutes in Tokyo.

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COLUMN

~Scenery of Japan~
Amamioshima Island
Situated approx. 380 kilometers south of the southern tip of Kyushu and 250 km north of Okinawa, Amamioshima Island is the largest island within the Amami Archipelago.

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WEB-ONLY

Participation in Global Festa 2014
On October 4th and 5th, the MOD/SDF participated in the “Global Festa 2014 (hosted by the Global Festa Japan 2014 Executive Committee),” the publicity event for international cooperation that took place in Hibiya Park, Tokyo.

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  • Departure Ceremony of 17th Deployment Air Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement and 2nd Deployment Support Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement (1 Oct.)
  • Naming and Launching Ceremony of SS 507 “JINRYU” (8 Oct.)
  • Disaster Relief for Mt. Ontake Eruption

    Visit MSDF YouTube channel to see the ceremony in a video.
    http://youtu.be/B6fhrWAJA-g

    MOVIE
  • Joint Counter-Piracy Exercise of the MSDF and EU NAVFOR (16 Oct.)
  • The MSDF DD “TAKANAMI,” currently operating as part of Deployment Surface for Counter Piracy Enforcement off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden, took part in the first joint exercise with the EU Naval Force (NAVFOR). “ANDREA DORIA,” destroyer of the Italian Navy participated in the exercise from the EU NAVFOR side, and together they carried out trainings in the area of communication, tactics, and simulated boarding operations.
Sending off P-3C as it takes off with deployed SDF personnel on board
Sending off P-3C as it takes off with deployed SDF personnel on board
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No.57 (October 2014) No.56 (September 2014) No.55 (August 2014) No.54 (July 2014) No.53 (June 2014)
No.57 (October 2014) No.56 (September 2014) No.55 (August 2014) No.54 (July 2014) No.53 (June 2014)
 

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