Japan Defense Focus No.94 Nov 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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Naming and Launch Ceremony of DD Shiranui

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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4th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting - Plus

From October 22nd to 25th, Minister of Defense Onodera attended the 4th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) and the 3rd ASEAN-Japan Defence Ministers’ Informal Meeting, and held meetings with the defense ministers of countries represented at the ADMM-Plus.

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Prime Minister Abe Observes the DDG Myoko

On September 30th, Prime Minister Abe visited Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Maizuru District in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture.

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Japan-U.S. Joint Cruising Exercise

From September 29th to October 1st, JMSDF DD Sazanami conducted a joint cruising exercise with several ships including USS Ronald Regan, where they conducted several types of training during cruising together from the waters and airspace around Okinawa to those of the Bashi Channel.

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Dawn Blitz 17

From October 7th to November 4th, the field training exercise “Dawn Blitz 2017” was conducted in California, the United States.

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Status of Scrambles through the First Half of FY 2017

Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) scrambled 561 times through the first half of FY 2017, which marked a decrease of 33 times compared to the same period of the previous year.

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Naming and Launch Ceremony of DD Shiranui

On October 12th, the naming and launch ceremony for the FY 2014 DD Shiranui was held at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

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Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Second Quarter of FY 2017

Following data shows the records of the measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden from July through September.

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PAC-3

In this edition, we will take a closer look at PAC-3 Patriot surface-to-air guided missile.

Sake

Japan has abundant water resources, and a variety of forms of alcohol are made from high quality underground water.

State Minister of Defense Yamamoto’s Visit to Djibouti and Egypt

From September 12th to 16th, State Minister of Defense Yamamoto visited the Republic of Djibouti and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Capacity Building Assistance Project for Disaster Response in the Republic of Djibouti

For the two-month period from October 6th to December 19th, 11 officers from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) have been dispatched to Djibouti and conducted disaster response capacity building assistance project for 15 engineers from Djiboutian Army.

Japan-Vietnam Defense Industry Forum

On October 5th, the first Japan-Vietnam Defense Industry Forum involving the public and private sectors was held by Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency and Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Launch of Defense of Japan 2017 English Version and the Digest Version in Russian, Chinese, Korean and French

The English version of Defense White Paper for FY2017, “Defense of Japan 2017,” has been distributed.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call by H. E. Mr. Ahmet Bülent MERIÇ, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Japan (Oct. 11th)
  • Courtesy call by Mr. YELISIEIEV, Kostiantyn Petrovych, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine (Oct. 11th)

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