Japan Defense Focus No.75 Apr. 2016

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MOVIE GALLERY

MOVIE GALLERY
First Drop Drill 2016 of the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade
On January 10th, the GSDF 1st Airborne Brigade, the only paratroop unit in Japan, conducted its first drop drill of the year at Narashino Training Ground in Chiba Prefecture.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Iron Fist -
Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States

From January 18th to March 7th, the GSDF carried out the field training exercise called Iron Fist with the U.S. Marine Corps at the Camp Pendleton in California, the U.S. Navy San Clemente Island, the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and the like.

10th Anniversary of the Joint Staff

As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Joint Staff, the commemorative ceremony was held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Joint Staff on February 17th. The Joint Staff invited successive defense ministers, state ministers, parliamentary vice-ministers, and Chiefs of Joint Staff as well as Commander of U.S. Pacific Command and Commander of U.S. Forces Japan.

FY2016 Entrance Ceremony at Ministry of Defense

On April 1st, the first day of the new fiscal year, all newly-hired MOD civilian officials attended the Entrance Ceremony, which was held at the MOD headquarters, Tokyo.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Delivery and Commission Ceremony of Submarine Jinryu (Mar. 7)
  • Courtesy call on Defense Minister Nakatani by Ambassador David Shear, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (Mar. 7)
  • Defense Minister Nakatani paid a courtesy call on Mr. Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland (Mar. 10)

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