Japan Defense Focus No.99 May 2018

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Pacific Partnership 2018

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MOVIE GALLERY
The Flying Cabinet office: Japanese Air Force One
The video introduces interviews of the members of the Special Airlift Group of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in charge of operating the Japanese Air Force One.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Japan-U.S. Joint Reunion of Honor Ceremony on Island of Iwo-To

On March 24th, the annual reunion of the honor ceremony was co-hosted by the Iwo-To Association of Japan (ITAJ) and the Iwo Jima Association of America (IJAA).

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Courtesy Call by Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command and Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, Commanding General of U.S. Army, Pacific, and Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

On March 9th, Minister Onodera received a call from General John W. Raymond, Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command and Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command at the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and exchanged opinions on measures to strengthen Japan-U.S. cooperation in space-related areas.

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First-ever JMSDF Female Escort Division Commander

On March 6th, Captain Ryoko Azuma was appointed as the first-ever Commander of Escort Division.

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Graduation Ceremony of the National Defense Medical College, the National Defense Academy and the JGSDF High Technical School

On March 3rd, a graduation ceremony of the National Defense Medical College (NDMC) was held for graduates of the Division of Medicine and the Division of Nursing, NDMC, with attendance of Minister Onodera.

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Delivery and Commission Ceremonies for DD Asahi, SS Seiryu, MSO Hirado, and ASR Chiyoda

The delivery and commission ceremonies for DD Asahi, SS Seiryu, MSO Hirado, and ASR Chiyoda took place on March 7th, 12th, 16th and 20th, respectively.

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Pacific Partnership 2018

Pacific Partnership 2018 began on March 20th.

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Japan-Australia Defence Industry Forum

On March 6th, the Japan-Australia Public-Private Defence Industry Forum was jointly held for the first time by the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) and the Department of Defence of Australia.

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Japan-U.S. Joint Cruising Exercise

From March 11th to 23rd, the JMSDF conducted a joint cruising exercise with the U.S. Navy in the waters from the northern area of the South China Sea to the sea around Okinawa.

Patrol Helicopter SH-60K

In this edition, we take a closer look at the SH-60K patrol helicopter.

Kintaikyo Bridge

Situated in the far west of Honshu island, Iwakuni City in Yamaguchi Prefecture is home to the famous Kintaikyo Bridge, one of Japan’s three famous historic bridges.

The MOD Symposium

On March 19th, the FY2017 MOD Symposium was held in Tokyo. The aim of this symposium was to raise public awareness and understanding on the MOD's important policies by increasing and enhancing opportunities of direct dialogue with the people.

LATEST NEWS

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  • Courtesy call by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Apr. 2)
  • Courtesy call by members of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (Apr. 3)

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