Japan Defense Focus No.92 Sep 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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The Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (2+2)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Minister of Defense Succession Ceremony

On August 3rd, the Third Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet was assembled and Itsunori Onodera, a member of the House of Representatives, was appointed as the 17th Minister of Defense.

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Defense of Japan 2017 Issued

The Defense White Paper for FY2017, “Defense of Japan 2017,” was distributed at the Cabinet Meeting on August 8th. The white paper is published every summer to promote public understanding of Japan’s defense policy. This year marks 43rd issue.

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Fuji Firepower Review 2017

On August 27th, 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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The Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (2+2)

The Japan-U.S. 2+2 held on August 17th was the first opportunity for representatives from all four security-related cabinets to meet with one another since the inauguration of the Trump administration.

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Early Return of a Portion of Land of MCAS Futenma

The return of land along the eastern side of MCAS Futenma was achieved on July 31st, 2017 in accordance with an agreement between the governments of Japan and the United States.

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Participation in Multilateral Exercise Khaan Quest 17

From July 23rd to August 5th, the JSDF participated in a multilateral exercise in Mongolia called Exercise Khaan Quest 17 co-sponsored by Mongolia and the United States.

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JASDF Chief of Staff Sugiyama Participates in an International Air Show in the UK

From July 11th to 16th, JASDF Chief of Staff, GEN Sugiyama participated in the Air Power Conference and Royal International Air Tattoo air show organized by the Royal Air Force (RAF) at the invitation of the RAF Chief of the Air Staff.

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DDH Izumo Stops at a Port in Sri Lanka and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyazawa Makes a Courtesy Call to the President of Sri Lanka

On July 21st, State Minister of Defence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Ruwan Wijayawardene boarded the JMSDF DDH Izumo that was calling in the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

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CH-47J/JA

For this edition, we will take a closer look at the CH-47J/JA, large transport helicopter known for its unique twin main rotor design.

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Japan-Jordan Defence Ministerial Meeting

On July 13th, Minister of Defense Inada held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, during his visit to Japan.

Eisa

Japan has a variety of traditional performing arts. One of these is called eisa, a traditional form of folk dance performed in the islands of Okinawa Prefecture during the Bon festival of the lunar calender.

Summer Tour for University Students at the JSDF Bases and Camp

The summer tour program for university and graduate students took place from August 28th to September 1st. During the program, the participants visited JSDF facilities of each service for five days and four nights to gain firsthand experience of the life in the JSDF.

LATEST NEWS

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  • The JGSDF Central Band participates in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Aug. 4-26)
  • Visit to DDH Izumo by British Prime Minister Theresa May (Aug.31)

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