Japan Defense Focus No.81 September 2016

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Fuji Firepower Review 2016
On August 28th, the annual Fuji Firepower Review was held in the Hataoka District of the East Fuji Maneuver Area located in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

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Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Drills “Disaster Prevention Day”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Japan-Saudi Arabia Defense Ministerial Meeting

On September 2nd, Minister of Defense Inada met with H.R.H. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who also serves as Minister of Defense, in Tokyo, where they discussed Japan-Saudi Arabia defense exchange and the regional situation.

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Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting

On August 25th, Minister of Defense Inada held a Japan-Australia defense ministerial meeting with Ms. Marise Payne, Minister of Defence of Australia, where the two ministers exchanged their views concerning the future of Japan-Australia defense cooperation.

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KAKADU 2016

The MSDF took part in KAKADU 2016, multinational maritime joint exercise, hosted by the Royal Australian Navy from September 12th to 24th.

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Defense Minister’s Visit to Djibouti

On August 15th, Defense Minister Inada traveled to Djibouti where she visited locally dispatched SDF personnel, had a meeting with President Guelleh and Minister of Defense Bahdon, and visited Camp Lemonnier of the U.S. Forces.

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MOD FY2017 Budget Request

The MOD released its overview of FY2017 budget request at the end of August.

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Pacific Partnership 2016 – Activities in Indonesia

From August 22nd to 24th, Japan participated in Pacific Partnership 2016 activities in Indonesia.

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Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Drills “Disaster Prevention Day”

On the Disaster Prevention Day, September 1st, the MOD/SDF participated in comprehensive disaster preparedness drills hosted by the Cabinet Office in order to ensure the prompt and effective disaster relief activities in case of an earthquake in the Nankai Tough and an earthquake occurring directly beneath the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

Matsushima

Japan is surrounded by the ocean and for this reason there are countless locations of scenic beauty throughout the country.

Participation in Global Festa 2016

On both October 1st and 3rd, the MOD participated in the “Global Festa 2016 (hosted by the Global Festa Japan 2016 Executive Committee),” the publicity event for international cooperation that took place in Odaiba Center Promenade, Tokyo.

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  • Site Visit by Defense Minister Inada: GSDF Camp Ainoura, MSDF Sasebo District, ASDF Seburiyama Sub Base (Sep. 7-8)
  • Official Visit to Okinawa Prefecture by Defense Minister Inada (Sep. 23-24)
    - Offering of flowers to cemetery for the war dead, meeting with Governor of Okinawa Prefecture, informal talk with mayors of relevant local governments in northern region, informal talk with mayors of relevant local governments in central region, aerial observation over the Okinawa’s main island, sites visit to the Naha Base, etc

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