JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.77

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Round Table Talk in Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture

Round Table Talk in Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture
Round Table Talk in Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture

On May 29th, State Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya had a “Round Table Talk” in Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture, with local residents under the theme of “Forging Trust between the SDF and the Local Communities.”

This time marked the sixth meeting of its kind for the MOD. “Round Table Talk” is an opportunity for ministers, state ministers, and parliamentary vice-ministers to sit in a circle and hold a close discussion with locals to listen to what they have to say in detail and in turn explain the government’s vital policies to them.

Local residents expressed their opinions on disaster prevention. They said that they would like to have opportunities to jointly conduct disaster prevention training and lifesaving training with local fire company and hope to actually see training. They also expressed that they would like the SDF to provide knowledge on disaster prevention. It was a valuable opportunity for the MOD to directly talk to people living in this region in order to utilize for future policies.

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