Japan Defense Focus No.97 Jan 2018

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Fuji Firepower Review 2016 (YouTube)
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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333rd Mission Flight of Japanese Air Force One and Crew Interviews

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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4th Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting and Japan-France Defense Ministerial Meeting

On January 26th, Minister of Defense Onodera and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kono met with H. E. Ms. Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces of the French Republic and H. E. Mr. Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic as part of the 4th Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2+2”).

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Minister Onodera Holds a Meeting with the Prime Minister of Australia

On January 18th, Minister Onodera held a meeting with the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia who was making a working visit to Japan for a Japan-Australia Summit Meeting.

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Japan-Spain Defense Ministerial Meeting

On January 15th, Minister Onodera and H.E. Ms. Maria Dolores De Cospedal Garcia, Minister of Defense, Kingdom of Spain held a bilateral meeting at the MOD.

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333rd Mission Flight of Japanese Air Force One and Crew Interviews

Japanese Air Force One accomplished its 333rd mission flight on November 21st. To mark this occasion, interviews of the members of the Special Airlift Group of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) were conducted.

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Status of Scrambles through the First Three Quarters of FY2017

The JASDF scrambled 736 times through the first three quarters of FY2017, which marked a decrease of 147 times compared to the same period of the previous year.

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Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Third Quarter of FY2017

Following data shows the records of the measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden from October through December, 2017.

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Minister Onodera Visits Hawaii

On January 10th, Minister Onodera visited Hawaii and held a meeting with Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.

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Handover Ceremony for the Returned Land of the Northern Training Area in Okinawa

The handover of the major portion of the Northern Training Area (approx. 4,000 ha) returned by the U.S. Forces in December 2016 to the landowners was realized on December 25th, 2017.

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F-2

In this edition, we will take a closer look at the F-2 fighter.

Hachinohe Enburi Festival

Japan has a number of local performing arts to pray for a bountiful harvest.

First Parachute Drop Training 2018 of the JGSDF 1st Airborne Brigade

On January 12th, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 1st Airborne Brigade, the only paratroop unit in Japan, conducted its ”First Parachute Drop Training” of this year at Narashino Training Area in Chiba Prefecture.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call by His Excellency Mr. Sujan Romeshchandra Chinoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Japan (Jan. 16th)

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