Japan Defense Focus No.98 Jan 2018

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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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Iron Fist 18

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Official Visit by the Vice President of the U.S.

On February 7th, the Honorable Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the U.S. visited the Ministry of Defense (MOD). Minister of Defense Onodera and the Vice President visited the PAC-3 unit and received briefing on the situation.

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Minister Onodera attends F-35A First Aircraft Arrival Ceremony

On February 24th, Minister Onodera attended F-35A First Aircraft Arrival Ceremony at the Misawa Air Base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and delivered an address.

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Courtesy Call by the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

On February 19th, Minister Onodera received a courtesy call from General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

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Japan-Latvia Defense Ministerial Meeting

On February 28th, Minister Onodera and Mr. Raimonds Bergmanis, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia held a meeting at the MOD.

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State Minister of Defense Yamamoto Attends the Munich Security Conference

On February 16th to 17th, State Minister of Defense Yamamoto attended the 54th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.

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Cope North Guam - Trilateral Joint Exercise in Guam -

From February 4th to March 11th, the JASDF took part in a trilateral joint exercise Cope North Guam with the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

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Minister Onodera Encourages the JSDF’s Biathlon Athletes

On February 25th, Minister Onodera encouraged the biathlon athletes belong to the Winter Season Special Physical Training and Education Office of the JSDF Physical Training School at Nishioka Training Area, Hokkaido.

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Cobra Gold 18

From January 21st to February 23rd, the JSDF took part in the multilateral exercise Cobra Gold 18 in Thailand.

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Joint Training with French Navy

From February 12th to 13th, the JMSDF’s DD Yugiri conducted joint training VINEX 18 with French naval frigate Vendémiaire in the sea south of the Kanto region.

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Iron Fist 18

From January 8th to February 18th, the JGSDF conducted the field training exercise Iron Fist 18 with the U.S. Marine Corps at the Camp Pendleton and the U.S. Navy San Clemente Island Range Complex in California.

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Type 10 battle tank

In this edition, we will introduce the Type 10 battle tank. The Type 10 battle tank is manufactured in Japan, and features a 120mm smoothbore L44 gun as its main armament.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Situated in the north of Japan, Sapporo City in Hokkaido holds the Sapporo Snow Festival in early February, featuring snow and ice sculptures.

Round Table Talk in Matsudo City, Chiba

On February 10th, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Ono had a “Roundtable Talk” in Matsudo City, Chiba, with local residents.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call by Mr. Randall G. Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and Pacific Security Affairs (Feb. 26)
  • Courtesy Call by Admiral Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy (Feb. 27)

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