What's New

2008

Issuance of the Order on the Termination of Airlift Services by JASDF Aircraft as Humanitarian Reconstruction Assistance Activities and Support Activities for Ensuring Security in Iraq (December 12, 2008)
Statement by the Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada (Enactment of a law to partially revise the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law) (December 12, 2008)
Defense Minister Hamada inspected GSDF Camp Asaka on December 10, 2008.
Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law(December 10, 2008)
Statement by Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada(Termination of ASDF Activities in Iraq) (November 28, 2008)
Issuance of the Order on the Termination of Response Measures of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) based on the Law Concerning the Special Measures on Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq (November 28, 2008)
The English edition of "Defense of Japan 2008 " was published in November 2008.
Achievements of Transport Activities by JASDF Iraqi Reconstruction Assistance Air Transport Squadron ( November 27, 2008 )
H.E. Mr. John Thomas Schieffer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan visited the MOD to meet with Defense Minister Hamada on 26 November, 2008.
Issuance of a Command to Implement International Peace Cooperation Assignment in the Golan Heights by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (November 25, 2008)
Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law (November 10, 2008)
Space-Related Defense Policies (Overview) (November 2008)
Japan Defense Focus No.11 (October 2008)
Departure of SDF Unit for Replenishment Operations(November 10, 2008)
Wu Sheng Li, CMC member and Commander of the Chinese PLAN visited the Ministry of Defense to pay a courtesy call on Defense Minister Hamada on 29 October, 2008.
For the Eraducation of International Terrorism (October 2008)
Introduction of New Incentive Contract (October 24, 2008)
ADM Timothy J Keating, Commander, U.S. Pacific command visited the Ministry of Defense to pay a courtesy call on Defense Minister Hamada on 9 October, 2008.
Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law(October 9, 2008)
Dispatch of SDF personnel to Sudan based on the International Peace Cooperation Law (October 3, 2008)
Change of the commander of the MSDF unit engaged in the replenishment support activities(October 6, 2008)
Review of Restriction on Assignment of Female SDF Personnel (September 22, 2008)
Flight Test of SM-3 missiles equipped on JDS CHOKAI (Press Release) (September 22, 2008)
Establishment of the first meeting of the Defense Posture Review Board (17 September, 2008)
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Successful completion of the Patriot system (PAC-3) flight test in New Mexico, United States (September 17, 2008)
Parliamentary Secretary for Defense visited Tribute WTC Visitor Center and layed wreath for the victims of the 9.11 terrorism attacks, in NY on September 10, 2008.
Defense Minister Hayashi inspected a replenishment training at sea by MSDF ships on Sagami Bay on September 4, 2008.
Incident Concerning Detection of an Unidentified Submarine (September 14, 2008)
Japan's BMD (Overview) (September 2008)
Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law(September 10, 2008)
Return of SDF Unit for Replenishment Operations(September 4, 2008)
H.E. Mr. CUI Tiankai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of the People's Republic of China, visited the Ministry of Defense to meet with Defense Minister Hayashi on 27 August, 2008.
The English edition of "Defense of Japan 2008" (Tentative Translation) ( September 5, 2008 )
H.E. Mr. John Thomas SCHIEFFER, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan visited the MOD to meet with Defense Minister Hayashi on August 8, 2008.
Inauguration Speech by Defense Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi (August 4, 2008)
Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishmant Support Special Measures Law (August 8, 2008)
Japan Defense Focus vol.10
Mr. Yoshimasa HAYASHI was appointed as Minister of Defense on August 4, 2008.
The Fight against Terrorism Self - Defense Force Activities
Departure of SDF Unit for Replenishment Operations(July 24, 2008)
Defense Minister Ishiba paid a courtesy call on H.H. Sheikh NASSER Al - Mohamed Al - Ahmed Al - Sabah , Kuwaiti Prime Minister during his official visit to Tokyo on 28 July, 2008.
The First Meeting of the MOD Reform Head Office (18 July, 2008)
Admiral Robert F. Willard, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command visited the Ministry of Defense to pay a courtesy call on Defense Minister Ishiba on 11 July, 2008.
Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law(July 10, 2008)
2008 MOD Essay Contest on Security Issues (July 11, 2008)
The visit of an MSDF destroyer (DD Sazaami) to China (June 24-28, 2008)
Outline of Assistance for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit by the Ministry of Defense (30 June, 2008)
The visit of an MSDF vessel to China (June 17, 2008)
Issuance of a Command to Implement International Peace Cooperation Assignment in the Golan Heights by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force(J ne 9, 2008)
Defense Minister Ishiba paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Mr. Kevin Rudd, MP, Prime Minister of Australia during his official visit to Tokyo on 11 June, 2008.
Return of SDF Unit for Replenishment Operations(June 3, 2008 (AOE Oumi)@June 4 , 2008 (DD Murasame)
Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law(June 10, 2008)
The 7th IISS Asia Security Summit (The Shangri-La Dialogue) (May 31, 2008)
The Hon Plilip Goff, MP, Minister of Defence, New Zealand visited the Ministry of Defense to meet with Defense Minister Ishiba on 16 May, 2008.
Achievements of Transport Activities by JASDF Iraqi Reconstruction Assistance Air Transport Squadron
The Hon Stephen Smith, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia visited the Ministry of Defense to meet with Defense Minister Ishiba on 9 May, 2008.
Instructions by the Minister of Defense at the Commencement Ceremony of the National Defense Academy of Japan ( March 23, 2008 )
Disciplinary Actions against Three MSDF-related Cases (March 21, 2008)
General Maslov Aleksei, Commander in Chief of the Ground Forces, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation visited the Ministry of Defense to meet with Defense Minister Ishiba on 11 March, 2008.
H.E. General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defese visited the Ministry of Defense to hold Japan-Cambodia Defense Ministerial Meeting with Defense Minister Ishiba on 5 March.
Lieutenant General Edward A. Rice, Jr., who has been newly appointed Commander of the United States Forces, Japan visited the Minis ry of Defense to pay a courtesy call Defense Minister Ishiba on 4 March, 2008.
Defense Minister Ishiba had the Meeting with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, the United States of America at the Ministry of Defense during her visit to Japan on 27 February, 2008.
Resumption of Refueling Operations (February 21, 2008)
Statement by Defense Minister Ishiba after the Collision between MSDF DDG "Atago" and "Seitoku Maru" (February 19, 2008)
Violation of Japanese Airspace by Russian Aircraft (February 9, 2008)
H.E. Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain visited Japan and had the Meeting with Defense Minister Ishiba on 7 February 2008.
Exchanges of Notes Concerning Replenishment Operations with France, Pakistan, the UK and the US (February 5, 2008)
Departure of SDF Units for Replenishment Operations iJanuary 24-25, 2008j
Defense Minister Ishiba gave instructions to the MSDF unit to be dispatched in accordance with the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law, at MSDF Sasebo District on January 20, 2008.
The Issuance of the Defense Minister's Order for the Implementation of Replenishment Support Activities based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law iJanuary 17, 2008j
General Raymond R. Henault, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited the MOD to meet with Defense Minister Ishiba on 16 January 2008.
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