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2016
Dec 26 Photo Gallery (Return Ceremony of the Northern Training Area) page updated
Dec 26 Capacity Building (2016 Capacity Building Assistance with Papua New Guinea Military Band) page published
Dec 22 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call by His Excellency Mr. Thierry DANA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Japan) page updated
Dec 15 Photo Gallery (Japan-Netherlands Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Dec 15 Japan Defense Focus No.83 published
Dec 13 Photo Gallery (Troop inspection by Defense Minister Inada (GSDF Asahikawa Camp, Higashi Chitose Camp, ASDF Chitose Air Base)) page updated
Dec 9 Photo Gallery (Troop inspection by Defense Minister Inada (GSDF Kengun Camp)) page updated
Dec 7 Photo Gallery (Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Dec 7 Photo Gallery (Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Inada (December 2, 2016, ASDF Gifu Air Base and ATLA Gifu Test Center)) page updated
Nov 24 Capacity Building (Capacity Building Assistance to Vietnam FY 2016: Aviation Safety and Aviation Medicine Seminar) page published
Nov 24 Photo Gallery (The Send-off Ceremony of the UNMISS 11th Engineering Unit) page updated
Nov 24 Defense Activities (2016 - Capacity Building Assistance in Timor-Leste)) page published
Nov 22 Defense Activities (Capacity Building(FY2016 Capacity Building Assistance Program for Kazakhstan)) page published
Nov 16 Defense Activities (Capacity Building) page updated
Nov 15 Japan Defense Focus No.82 published
Nov 4 Defense of Japan 2016 (Annual White Paper) published
Nov 2 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call by His Excellency Dr. Hans Carl VON WERTERN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Japan, etc.) page updated
Nov 1 Photo Gallery (FY2016 Memorial Service for SDF Members who Lost Their Lives on Duty, etc.) page updated
Oct 25 Publications(Pamphlets(The organization and activities of THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE and THE SELF-DEFENSE FORCES )) published
Oct 25 Defense Budget(Defense Programs and Budget of Japan - Overview of FY2017 Budget Request -) page updated
Oct 17 Japan Defense Focus No.81 published
Oct 14 Defense Activities (Capacity Building) page updated
Oct 13 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call by General Robert B. NELLER, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps) page updated
Oct 11 Photo Gallery (Official Visit to South Sudan by Minister of Defense Inada) page updated
Oct 6 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call by Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, ADM Harry B. HARRIS, Jr.) page updated
Sep 28 Photo Gallery (Visit to Okinawa by Defense Minister Inada/Signing of Japan-U.S. Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement) page updated
Sep 27 Photo Gallery (Japan-Myanmar Defense Ministerial Meeting/Courtesy Call by His Excellency Mr. Sujan R. CHINOY, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Japan) page updated
Sep 23 Defense Activities (The 8th Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum) page published
Sep 16 Photo Gallery (Japan - U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Sep 15 Japan Defense Focus No.80 published
Sep 12 Photo Gallery (The 50th MOD/SDF Senior Officials Meeting) page updated
Sep 12 Photo Gallery (Inspection at Kyushu area by Defense Minister Inada) page updated
Sep 12 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call by Her Excellency Ms. Caroline KENNEDY, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan) page updated
Sep 2 Photo Gallery (Japan-Saudi Arabia Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Sep 2 Photo Gallery (Results of the SDF personnel participated in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games) page updated
Sep 2 Defense Activities (Capacity Building) page updated
Aug 31 Photo Gallery (Fuji Firepower Review 2016) page updated
Aug 30 Photo Gallery (Courtesy call by His Excellency Mr. Timothy HITCHENS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Japan) page updated
Aug 26 Photo Gallery (Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting) page updated
Aug 26 Defense of Japan 2016 (Annual White Paper) published
Aug 25 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call by His Excellency Mr. Bruce James Ross MILLER, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Australia to Japan) page updated
Aug 24 Photo Gallery (Troop Inspection by Defense Minister Inada) page updated
Aug 23 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call by General Sommai KAOTIRA, Chief of Defence Forces of the Kingdom of Thailand, Courtesy call by General Mark A. MILLEY, Chief of Staff, United States Army) page updated
Aug 22 Photo Gallery (Courtesy call by Lt. Gen. Maung Maung Aye, Chief of Armed Forces Training of Republic of the Union of Myanmar) page updated
Aug 22 Defense Activities (Capacity Building) page updated
Aug 19 Photo Gallery (Visit to Republic of Djibouti by Defense Minister Inada) page updated
Aug 15 Photo Gallery (Troop inspection by Defense Minister Inada) page updated
Aug 15 Japan Defense Focus No.79 published
Aug 12 Defense of Japan 2016 DIGEST(Annual White Paper) published
Aug 8 Photo Gallery (Courtesy call on Defense Minister Inada by General Robert B. Brown, Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific ) page updated
Aug 4 Photo Gallery (Inauguration Ceremony of Defense Minister Inada) page updated
July 19 Photo Gallery (Visit to India by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
July 15 Japan Defense Focus No.78 published
July 4 Photo Gallery (Visit to Myanmar, Thailand and Timor-Leste by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
June 15 Japan Defense Focus No.77 published
May 23 Japan Defense Focus No.76 published
April 29 Japan Defense Focus No.75 published
Mar 31 Pamphlets (Japan's Defense Capacity Building Assistance) published
Mar 24 Photo Gallery (FY2015 Graduation Ceremony of National Defense Academy, FY2015 Graduation Ceremony of GSDF High Technical School, Returning Ceremony of the 21st Fighter Squadron at the ASDF Matsushima Air Base) page updated
Mar 15 Japan Defense Focus No.74 published
Mar 11 Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of Feb 2016)(Mar 11, 2016)
Mar 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 Feb 2016)(Mar 11, 2016)
Mar 9 Photo Gallery (Delivery and Commission Ceremony of Submarine Jinryu) page updated
Mar 8 Photo Gallery (Departure Ceremony of 24th Deployment Surface Forces for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DSPE) / FY 2015 Graduation Ceremony of National Defense Medical College) page updated
Mar 2 Photo Gallery (FY2015 Ministry of Defense Symposium) page updated
Mar 1 Video Topics ("PEACE -For Tomorrow's Smile-", "Ministry of Defense:2015 Year in Review") page updated
Feb 24 Defense Activities (Capacity Building) page updated
Feb 23 Video Topics (SDF Marching Festival 2015) page updated
Feb 18 Photo Gallery (Courtesy Call on Defense Minister Nakatani by ADM Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, etc.) page updated
Feb 15 Defense Budget(Defense Programs and Budget of Japan - Overview of FY2016 Budget Bill -) page updated
Feb 15 Japan Defense Focus No.73 published
Feb 12 Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of Jan 2016)(Feb 12, 2016)
Feb 12 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 Jan 2016)(Feb 12, 2016)
Jan 27 Ministry of Defense website "Terms of Use" updated
Jan 19 Japan Defense Focus No.72 published
Jan 15 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 Dec 2015)(Jan 15, 2016)
Jan 15 Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of Dec 2015)(Jan 15, 2016)
Jan 14 Defense Activities (Capacity Building) page updated
Jan 14 Photo Gallery (Inspection on First Air Drop Training of Year by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated
Jan 8 Defense Activities (Capacity Building) page published
Jan 4 Video Topics (FY2016 New Year's Greetings by Defense Minister Nakatani) page updated

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