JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.72

SPECIAL FEATURE

Look Back on the Year of 2015

Look Back on the Year of 2015

As the new year of 2016 starts, the JDF January issue takes a look back at the MOD/SDF activities in 2015.

January

Look Back on the Year of 2015

December 31 - January 11

SDF’s Disaster Relief Activities of SAR Operation for the Missing Indonesian Air Asia Flight 8501

January 17-21

Defense Minister Nakatani’s Overseas Visit to Djibouti, South Sudan, and the United Kingdom

January 21

Japan-UK Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting

January 27 - March 12

Cope North Guam -Japan-U.S.-Australia Joint Exercise in Guam-

January 29

Japan-Philippines Defense Ministerial Meeting

February

February 9-20

Multilateral Training Exercise - Cobra Gold 15 -

February 9-22

North Wind 2 -Field Training Exercise between GSDF and U.S. Army-

March

Look Back on the Year of 2015

March 13

Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministers' Meeting

March 14

Japan-Colombia Defense Ministerial Meeting

March 14

Japan-France Defense Ministerial Meeting

March 18

Minister Nakatani’s Meeting with Vice President of South Sudan

March 20

Japan-Timor Leste Defense Ministerial Meeting

March 30

Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting

April

April 8

Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

April 27 - May 22

SDF's International Disaster Relief Activities in Nepal

April 27

The Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee

April 28

Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

May

May 30-31

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

May - August

Participation in Pacific Partnership 2015

June

June 3

Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting

June 7

FY2015 Japan-U.S. Joint Exercise for Rescue

June 20 - July 1

Multinational Joint Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 in Mongolia

July

Look Back on the Year of 2015

July 21

Defense of Japan 2015 Issued

July 27 - August 28

Participation in Red Flag-Alaska Exercise in the U.S.

August

August 23

Fuji Firepower Review 2015

August 26-30

Northern Rescue 2015 - Disaster Relief Exercise for GSDF Northern Army

August 31 - September 9

Dawn Blitz 2015 field training exercise in the U.S.

September

September 7

The 7th Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum

September 8-25

Rising Thunder -FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army-

September 10-19

Disaster Relief Activity in the Wake of a Heavy Rain in Kanto and Tohoku Regions

October

Look Back on the Year of 2015

October 1

MOD's Reorganization

October 18

Japan Self-Defense Forces Fleet Review 2015

October 20

Japan-Republic of Korea Defense Ministerial Meeting

November

Look Back on the Year of 2015

November 4

Third ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting - Plus

November 6

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ministerial Meeting

November 12

Japan-Georgia Defense Ministerial Meeting

November 13-15

SDF Marching Festival 2015

November 22

Japan-Australia "2+2" Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

November 22

Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting

November 22-24

Minister Nakatani’s Visit to U.S. Pacific Command, and Others

December

December 4

Japan-Czech Republic Defense Ministerial Meeting

December 17

Japan-Indonesia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting

December 17

Japan-Indonesia Defense Ministerial Meeting

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