JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.65

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

State Minister of Defense Akira Sato Visited Bulgaria and Estonia

From May 3rd to 8th 2015, State Minister of Defense Akira Sato visited Bulgaria and Estonia. He had meetings and exchanged views with government officials and others in both countries. In addition, he paid a visit to military facilities and so forth.

Bulgaria
Estonia

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Hirotaka Ishikawa Visited Uganda, Djibouti, South Sudan, and Bahrain

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Hirotaka Ishikawa paid visits to Uganda, Djibouti, South Sudan, and Bahrain from April 30th to May 6th, 2015. In those countries, he had meetings with government officials and exchanged views. He also visited the SDF counter-piracy measure headquarters in Djibouti and UNMISS Japan camp in South Sudan.

Uganda
Djibouti
South Sudan
Bahrain

Visits to New Zealand and Australia by Parliamentary Vice-MinisterofDefense Kenji Harada

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Kenji Harada visited New Zealand and Australia from April 27th to May 2nd, 2015. He exchanged views at the meetings with defense officials in both countries and visited military facilities and so forth.

New Zealand
Australia

The 14th IISS Asia Security Summit
- Shangri-La Dialogue -

The 14th IISS Asia Security Summit

SingaporeDefense Minister Nakatani visited Singapore from May 30th to 31st where he attended the 14th IISS Asia Security Summit (The Shangri-La Dialogue). He gave a speech during a session and also held talks with defense ministers from other countries.

The 14th IISS Asia Security Summit
The 14th IISS Asia Security Summit
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