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The 21st Tokyo Defense Forum

The 21st Tokyo Defense Forum
The 21st Tokyo Defense Forum

The MOD hosted the 21st Tokyo Defense Forum (TDF) from March 28th to 29th.

The TDF is an international conference organized annually by the MOD since 1996 for defense authorities related to the Asia-Pacific region. The Director General for International Affairs, MOD, chaired the forum where senior officers of defense ministries and international organizations (director-general level or general-class) took part. Participants discuss various topics including national defense policies in order to enhance mutual understanding and transparency.

During the TDF this year, the participants discussed the themes of “Peacekeeping Operations: Upcoming Challenges and Ways to Cooperate Ahead” and “Domestic Challenges of Defense Authorities.”

• Participating countries and organizations 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, etc. (*), European Union (EU), the ASEAN Secretariat, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),

* Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, the U.K., the U.S., and Vietnam

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