JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.94

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

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

In Djibouti, he visited the deployed Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) unit for counter-piracy operations and made a courtesy call on the Minister of Defence of Djibouti.

In Egypt, he held a meeting with the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces and exchanged views with officials from the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding.

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

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

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.

Starting last fiscal year, MOD and JSDF dispatch JGSDF personnel to train members of the engineering unit of the Djiboutian Army on operation of heavy machinery for disaster response as capacity building for the Djiboutian Army. This project is started as a response to requests from Djibouti.

This project also further promotes mutual understanding and confidence-building between the two countries with a focus on building relationships of the defense authorities. This bilateral relationship building with Djibouti will contribute to the stable operations of the JSDF facility in Djibouti.

Japan-Vietnam Defense Industry Forum

Japan-Vietnam Defense Industry Forum
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.

This forum, the first of its kind between Japan and Vietnam, included presentations by officials of both governments and each company, and a networking session organized for representatives. And the working-level meeting was held between the authorities of the two countries.

Forums of the same kind were hosted in Indonesia and India this year. Plans to hold similar forums in other countries in the future are now underway.

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

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.

In addition to a printed edition, the English version is also available online in digital book as well as a digest version.

Please read it at

http://www.mod.go.jp/e/publ/w_paper/index.html


Digest version will be also issued in Russian, Chinese and Korean. Additionally, French version will be newly launched from this year. Please check them out on our website!

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