JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.98

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Round Table Talk in Matsudo City, Chiba

Round Table Talk in Matsudo City, Chiba
Round Table Talk in Matsudo City, Chiba

On February 10th, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Ono had a “Roundtable Talk” in Matsudo City, Chiba. “Roundtable Talk” is an opportunity for ministers, state ministers, and parliamentary vice-ministers to sit in a circle and hold a close discussion with local people to listen to their voices and explain the government’s vital policies to them. The theme of the talk this year was “Confidence building between the JSDF and local community”, and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Ono exchanged opinions with participants including students and volunteers engaged in the local disaster prevention activities.

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Ono stressed the significance of the exchange between the JSDF and local people, stating that “Face-to-face relationship between local people and the JSDF is very important, and I would like to enhance local people’s contacts with the JSDF on a regular basis upon requests from local communities and through various exchange opportunities.

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