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2015

Dec 22 Defense Activities (Responses to New Threats and Diverse Contingencies) updated
Dec 21 Photo Gallery (Returning Ceremony of the 22nd Deployment Surface Forces for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DSPE)) page updated
Dec 18 Photo Gallery (The 49th MOD/SDF Senior Officials Meeting) page updated
Dec 16 Japan Defense Focus No.71 published
Dec 11 Escort operations performed by MSDF units (Deployed Maritime Units) off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of Nov 2015) (Dec 11, 2015)
Dec 11 Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of Nov 2015)(Dec 11, 2015)
Dec 8 Photo Gallery (Official Visit to the U.S. by State Minister of Defense Wakamiya) page updated
Dec 7 Photo Gallery (Japan-Czech Republic Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Dec 2 Photo Gallery (Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Nakatani in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture) page updated
Nov 27 Photo Gallery (Official Visits to Australia and Hawaii by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Nov 24 Photo Gallery (Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Nov 18 Photo Gallery (Japan Self-Defense Forces Marching Festival 2015) page updated
Nov 17 Photo Gallery (The Festival Commemorating the Establishment of the National Defense Academy) page updated
Nov 16 Japan Defense Focus No.70 published
Nov 13 Escort operations performed by MSDF units (Deployed Maritime Units) off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of Oct 2015) (Nov 13, 2015)
Nov 13 Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of Oct 2015)(Nov 13, 2015)
Nov 12 Photo Gallery (Japan-Georgia Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Nov 10 Photo Gallery (Visit to Vietnam and Malaysia by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Nov 10 Video Topics (JMSDF Icebreaker "SHIRASE" REPORT 2015) page updated
Nov 4 Photo Gallery (Naming and Launching Ceremony of Submarine) page updated
Nov 4 Photo Gallery (Official Visits to Gifu and Saga by Defense Minister Nakatani ) page updated
Nov 2 Defense of Japan 2015 (Annual White Paper) Digest(English (PDF:6.5MB), Russian (PDF:7MB), Chinese (PDF:6.9MB), Korean (PDF:7MB)) published
Nov 2 Photo Gallery (Naming and Launching Ceremony of Minesweeper) page updated
Oct 30 Photo Gallery (Fifth Round Table Talk) page updated
Oct 29 Video Topics (FY 2014 Record of "Operations of the Self-Defense Forces" by the Joint Staff Office) page updated
Oct 26 Photo Gallery (Visit to the Republic of Korea by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Oct 21 Photo Gallery (Japan Self-Defense Forces Fleet Review 2015) page updated
Oct 20 Photo Gallery (FY2015 Memorial Service for SDF Members Who Lost Their Lives on Duty) page updated
Oct 16 Defense Budget(Defense Programs and Budget of Japan - Overview of FY2016 Budget Request) page updated
Oct 15 Japan Defense Focus No.69 published
Oct 13 Photo Gallery (Appointment of the State Minister of Defense and the Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense) page updated
Oct 9 Photo Gallery (Farewell Ceremony of the Former State Minister of Defense and the Former Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense ) page updated
Oct 9 About Ministry (Biographical Sketch) page updated
Oct 8 Photo Gallery (Farewell Ceremony of Former Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi) page updated
Oct 2 Photo Gallery (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency - Ceremony of Placing the Signboard and Announcement of the Logo) page updated
Sep 17 Japan Defense Focus No.68 published
Sep 11 Photo Gallery (Disaster Relief in the Wake of a Heavy Rain Occurred in Kanto and Tohoku Regions in 2015) page updated
Sep 4 Photo Gallery (FY2015 Comprehensive Emergency Drill on National Disaster Prevention Day) page updated
Sep 3 Photo Gallery (Returning Ceremony of the 21st Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DSPE)) page updated
Aug 26 Photo Gallery (Fuji Firepower Review 2015) page updated
Aug 18 Photo Gallery (Official Trip to Okinawa by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Aug 14 Japan Defense Focus No.67 published
Aug 7 Defense of Japan 2015 (Annual White Paper) published
Aug 6 Video Topics (UNMISS REPORT 2015) page updated
Aug 4 Photo Gallery (Prince Pickles and Parsley Tour for Kids at Ichigaya-dai, MOD) page updated
July 28 Defense Activities (China's Activities in the South China Sea) published
July 28 Video Topics (DISASTER RELIEF TEAM IN NEPAL) page updated
July 16 Japan Defense Focus No.66 published
June 24 Photo Gallery (Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate the Fallen on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Battle of Okinawa) page updated
June 16 Japan Defense Focus No.65 published
June 9 Video Topics (Preserve Peace in South Sudan) page updated
June 5 Photo Gallery (Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
June 2 Photo Gallery (Visit to the Republic of Singapore by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
May 18 Japan Defense Focus No.64 published
May 15 Photo Gallery (Departure Greeting to Defense Minister by the Dispatch Unit of Combined Maritime Forces 151 (CTF151) HQ) page updated
May 13 Photo Gallery (Official Trip to Okinawa by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
May 11 Photo Gallery (Defense Minister Nakatani's visit to U.S.) page updated
May 1 Japan Defense Focus No.63 published
Apr 27 Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (two-plus-two) and Alliance page updated
Apr 27 The Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation page updated page updated
Apr 10 Photo Gallery (Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Apr 10 Information contains Defense Specifications(DSP) page updated
Apr 1 Photo Gallery (Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Apr 1 Video Topics (Bo-Emon's Defense Lecture -ABC of Self-Defense Forces-) page updated
Mar 31 MOD/JSDF Answers (SDF's Contribution to UNMISS -UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan-) page updated
Mar 25 Photo Gallery (FY2014 Graduation Ceremony of National Defense Academy) page updated
Mar 19 Photo Gallery (Japan-France Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Mar 17 Photo Gallery (Second Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Mar 13 Japan Defense Focus No.62 published
Mar 11 Photo Gallery (Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Mar 2 Photo Gallery (Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Mar 2 Defense Activities(United Nations Military Unit Manual for Engineers (UNMUM-Engineers)) page updated
Feb 17 Japan Defense Focus No.61 published
Feb 16 Defense Activities (Records of International Disaster Relief Activities by the SDF based on the Law Concerning the Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Teams) page published
Feb 10 Photo Gallery (Inspection on Naval Mine Warfare Exercise by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Feb 6 Defense Budget (Defense Programs and Budget of Japan - Overview of FY2015 Budget Bill) page published
Feb 3 Photo Gallery (Departure Ceremony of the 18th Deployment Air Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DAPE)) page updated
Feb 2 Photo Gallery (Japan-Philippines Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Jan 27 Photo Gallery (Defense Minister Nakatani's Visit to Djibouti, South Sudan, and the UK) page updated
Jan 23 Japan Defense Focus No.60 published
Jan 22 Video Topics (Japan Self-Defense Forces Overseas Operations Today) page updated
Jan 20 Photo Gallery (Inspection on First Air Drop Training of Year by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Jan 14 Photo Gallery (Inspection on First Air Drop Training of Year by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Jan 7 Video Topics (FY2015 New Year's Greetings by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
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