JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.98

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

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.

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

Minister Onodera attends F-35A
First Aircraft Arrival Ceremony

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.

Minister Onodera stated that the deployment of the F-35A is very significant for the security of Japan as the neighboring countries have been rapidly modernizing and reinforcing their air powers including fighters.

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