Japan Defense Focus No.83 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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SDF Marching Festival 2016

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SDF Marching Festival 2016

With energetic music and mellow songs echoing throughout autumn-colored Tokyo, the SDF Marching Festival 2016 took place at the Nippon Budokan hall for three days from November 11th to 13th.

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Japan-U.S. Joint Exercise Keen Sword 17

From October 30th to November 11th, the SDF and U.S. Forces conducted the FY2016 joint exercise (field exercise) called Keen Sword 17.

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Changes of Postures of Counter-Piracy Operations

On November 1st, the Cabinet approved changes the posture of Japan’s counter-piracy operations.

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Minister of Defense’s Visit to South Sudan and Send-off Ceremony of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) 11th Engineer Unit

On October 8th, Minister of Defense Inada visited the Republic of South Sudan’s capital of Juba, where she observed the activities of the dispatched Self-Defense Forces (SDF) Engineering Unit and held meetings with Lieutenant General David Yau Yau, Deputy Defense Minister, and other Ministers of the Republic of South Sudan, as well as Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of UNMISS.

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The 2nd ASEAN-Japan Defence Ministers’ Informal Meeting and Japan-Lao PDR Defense Ministerial Meeting

On November 16th, Minister of Defense Inada attended the 2nd ASEAN-Japan Defence Ministers’ Informal Meeting held in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

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Trilateral Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting

Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano participated in a trilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of Defense on October 14th at the invitation of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford together with Republic of Korea Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Sun-Jin Lee.

Skiing

With its location in the Northern Hemisphere, areas in Japan located north of 40 degrees north latitude begin to see snow once winter begins.

Transfer of MSDF Trainer Aircraft TC-90
~ Support in Pilot training for Philippine Navy pilots ~

MOD has started support in pilot training of MSDF trainer aircraft TC-90 for Philippine Navy pilots (the first batch) from November 28th, 2016 as a part of transfer of the aircraft.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by LtGen Jerry P. Martinez, Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan and Fifth Air Force (Oct. 21)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (Nov. 7)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by Gen David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force (Nov. 7)
  • Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Inada by Ambassador David Shear, Performing the Duties of the Principle Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (Nov. 15)

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