JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.59
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Letter of Appreciation and Words of Encouragement by Defense Minister Eto

Minister Eto with All Bands
Minister Eto with All Bands

Defense Minister Akinori Eto presented a Letter of Appreciation to the Philippine Marine Drum and Bugle Corps that took part in the SDF Marching Festival for the first time ever, on November 14th after the performance for the day ended.

Minister Eto also offered his words of encouragement to performers of the festival including each SDF band as well as guest bands from the U.S. Army Japan, U.S. 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Australian Army, and Philippine Marine Corps. Minister Eto expressed his heartfelt gratitude and respect for the untiring efforts that each personnel has made for the festival, stating that the festival is highly acclaimed by audiences every year thanks to their splendid performances, greatly contributing to improving the image of the SDF.

Letter of Appreciation to the Philippine MDBC
Letter of Appreciation to the Philippine MDBC
Words of Encouragement by Minister Eto
Words of Encouragement by Minister Eto
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