Japan Defense Focus No.87 April 2017

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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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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS_photo

Japan-Russia Defense Ministerial Meeting and 2nd Japan-Russia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting

On March 20th, 2017, Minster of Defense Inada held a meeting with Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu during his visit to Japan in Tokyo.

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Field Training Exercise in Japan with the U.S. Marines -Forest Light-02-

From March 6th to 17th, the JGSDF held Forest Light 02, a field training exercise in Japan jointly conducted with the U.S. Marines.

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The MOD Symposium ~ Japan-U.S. Alliance: Way Forward ~

On March 17th, the MOD Symposium in FY2016 was held in Tokyo.

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Graduation Ceremony of the National Defense Medical College / National Defense Academy

On March 4th, a graduation ceremony of the National Defense Medical College (NDMC) was held for graduates of the Division of Medicine, NDMC, with attendance of Minister of Defense Inada.

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Japan-U.S. Joint Reunion of Honor Ceremony on Island of Iwo-To

On March 25th, the annual reunion of the honor ceremony was co-hosted by the Iwo-To Association of Japan (ITAJ) and the Iwo Jima Association of America (IJAA).

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Defense Attachés Play Active Roles in the World (Republic of South Africa)

Defense Attachés are stationed in Japanese Embassies and other relevant offices abroad and perform tasks such as collecting military intelligence and coordinating defense cooperation with the country where they are stationed.

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Pacific Partnership 2017 - Sri Lanka

On March 9th, one of Pacific Partnership 2017’s activities was implemented in Sri Lanka with the participation of Japan.

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Japan-U.S. Friendship and Grassroots Exchanges

Interview with Colonel William B. Johnson, Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan & Colonel Makoto Toyoda, Chief of Staff, Headquarters of Central Readiness Force and Chutonchi Commander, JGSDF Camp Zama

Kurobe Dam

There are a large number of hydroelectric power plants in Japan, as the country is rich in water resources, where streams of water flowing through the mountains are cleverly utilized.

Ceremony for Ichigayadai Tour
– Welcomed over 400,000 Visitors –

Ichigayadai Tour, a roundtrip of Ichigayadai area where the MOD is located, began in June 2000, after the former Defense Agency moved to Ichigaya area from Roppongi area.

LATEST NEWS

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  • FY2017 Entrance Ceremony at Ministry of Defense (Apr. 3)
    On April 3rd, 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. State Minister of Defense Wakamiya made an address to the 453 new recruits. The new recruits then received letters of appointment from Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kuroe. Afterwards, all new recruits took the oath of service: “In case of emergency, I would strive to complete duties, which might put myself in danger, as entrusted by the nation.” The new entrants strongly acknowledged a sense of responsibility and commitment as a member of MOD.

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