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SDF's International Disaster Relief Activities in Nepal

At 15:00 JST April 25th, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, causing widespread damages.

On April 27th, the Nepalese government requested assistance from the SDF. The MOD organized a Medical Assistance Unit through Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR) framework, to conduct urgently needed medical service assistance.

FY2015 MSDF Overseas Training

The MSDF conducts the Overseas Training for junior officers to apply the knowledge and skills in the field that they acquired at school and to help them be accustomed to the sea, developing the qualities that are required to be SDF officers.

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First Drop Drill 2015 of the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade
On January 11th, the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade conducted its first drop drill of the year at Narashino Training Ground in Chiba Prefecture.

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Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Visit to the MOD

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LATEST NEWS

  • Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (10 -14 May)
  • Send-off Ceremony of the UNMISS 8th Engineer Unit (19 May)
  • Departure Ceremony of FY2015 MSDF Overseas Training Squadron (21 May)
  • General Harukazu Saitoh, Chief of Staff, ASDF, visited the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Republic of the Philippines (24 -30 May)
    - In the two countries, General Saitoh had meetings with defense officials and exchanged views on security issues as well as defense cooperation and exchanges. He also visited military facilities in both countries. His visit aims at deepening mutual understanding and strengthening trusting relationships between the two countries' air forces and the ASDF, while encouraging defense cooperation and exchanges.
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Honor Guard to Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff

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