Back Issues 2019

No.114 (Jul. 2019)

No.114 (Jul. 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • The 18th IISS Asia Security Summit – Shangri-La Dialogue –
  • Japan-Russia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Consultation (“2+2” Ministerial Meeting) and Japan-Russia Defense Ministerial Meeting

TOPICS

  • Minister Iwaya Meets With then U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan
  • Multilateral Exercise Khaan Quest 19
  • Minister Iwaya’s visit to JASDF Yokota Air Base and the headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan

EQUIPMENT

  • Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier

COLUMN

  • Koraku-en Gardern

WEB-ONLY

  • Japan-Canada Defense Ministerial Meeting

No.113 (Jul. 2019)

No.113 (Jul. 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • Prime Minister & Mrs. Abe and the U.S. President & Mrs. Trump Visit JS KAGA
  • Japan-Vietnam Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Minister Iwaya Pays Courtesy Call to Prime Minister Phuc
  • Japan-Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Qatar Defense Ministerial Meeting

TOPICS

  • Indo-Pacific Deployment 2019

ACTIVITIES

  • Pacific Partnership 2019
  • Participation of JS SUZUTSUKI in the International Fleet Review Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Liberation Army Navy

EQUIPMENT

  • New Special Transport Aircraft Japanese Air Force One, a Boeing 777 Aircraft

COLUMN

  • Rissyakuji Temple

WEB-ONLY

  • Capacity Building in Malaysia during Indo-Pacific Deployment 2019

No.112 (Jun. 2019)

No.112 (Jun. 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • Minister of Defense Iwaya’s Visit to U.S.
  • Minister Iwaya meets with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan
  • Japan-Philippines Defense Ministerial Meeting

ACTIVITIES

  • Dispatch of JSDF personnel to MFO
  • Joint Training with French Navy
  • The Special Guard of Honor of the JGSDF
  • DD Asagiri Participates in the International Fleet Review and the multilateral exercise hosted by the Royal Malaysian Navy

EQUIPMENT

  • Landing Craft Air Cushion

COLUMN

  • Tea Harvesting

WEB-ONLY

  • Icebreaker Shirase, 60th Japanese Antarctic Reserch Expedition, comes back to Japan

No.111 (May 2019)

No.111 (May 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • Prime Minister and Defense Minister Receive Courtesy Call from Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Courtesy Call from Ambassadors of the U.S. to Japan, the Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India
  • Courtesy Call by Undersecretary for Finance and Materiel, Department of National Defense,Republic of the Philippines and Commanding General of Philippine Air Force andTransfer Ceremony for the Parts and Maintenance Equipment of UH-1H Helicopter
  • Japan-Oman Defense Ministerial Meeting

ACTIVITIES

  • Establishment Ceremonies of Amami and Miyako Security Forces
  • Pacific Partnership 2019
  • Delivery and Commission Ceremony for SS Shoryu

EQUIPMENT

  • OH-1 Observation Helicopter

COLUMN

  • New Era Name - Reiwa

WEB-ONLY

  • U.K. and France Join Warning and Surveillance Activities Against Illicit Maritime Activities including Ship-to-Ship Transfers

No.110 (Apr. 2019)

No.110 (Apr. 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting

TOPICS

  • State Minister of Defense Harada Attends the Munich Security Conference

ACTIVITIES

  • Iron Fist 19
  • Japan-U.S. Bilateral Training, Forest Light 02
  • Cobra Gold 19
  • Status of Scrambles through the First Three Quarters of FY2018
  • Courtesy Call by the Commander, U.S. Forces Japan
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Third Quarter of FY2018

EQUIPMENT

  • F-4EJ fighter

COLUMN

  • Oura Cathedral

WEB-ONLY

  • MOD/JSDF Launches Official Twitter Account in English

No.109 (Mar. 2019)

No.109 (Mar. 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • 5th Japan-France Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting & Japan-France Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Minister Iwaya’s visit to the U.S.
  • Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting

TOPICS

  • Courtesy Call by the Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Commander of U.S. Forces Japan/Fifth Air Force

EQUIPMENT

  • US-2 Search and Rescue Amphibian Plane

COLUMN

  • Asuka Village

WEB-ONLY

  • First Drop Drill 2019 of the JGSDF 1st Airborne Brigade

No.108 (Feb. 2019)

No.108 (Feb. 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • Official Visit by Indian Air Force Chief of Staff

TOPICS

  • Look Back on the Year of 2018

ACTIVITIES

  • Minister of Defense Iwaya visits JS Izumo
  • Japan-India Joint Training Shinyuu Maitri-18 and Dispatch of Personnel to US-India Joint Training “Exercise Cope India”
  • FY 2018 Japan-U.S. Bilateral Command Post Training Exercise Yama Sakura (YS-75)
  • Operation Christmas Drop (OCD) 2018
  • The JSDF Transports Donated Goods to the Republic of the Marshall Islands from Japan

EQUIPMENT

  • Type 07 Mobility Support Bridge and Type 92 Heavy Floating Bridge

COLUMN

  • The Henro

WEB-ONLY

  • Australia’s Monitoring and Surveillance Activities Against Illegal Ship-to-Ship Transfers

No.107 (Jan. 2019)

No.107 (Jan. 2019)

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SPECIAL FEATURE

  • JSDF Marching Festival 2018

ACTIVITIES

  • Defense Minister’s Courtesy Call to, and the Visit to JGSDF Narashino Training Area by, His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Capacity Building Assistance (Military Band Development) in Papua New Guinea
  • The Indo Southeast Asia Deployment 2018 (ISEAD18)
  • UN Project for Rapid Deployment of Enabling Capabilities Activities Undertaken in Asia and the Surrounding Regions
  • Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Second Quarter of FY 2018
  • Status of Scrambles through the First Half of FY 2018
  • JSDF’s First Female Fighter Pilot to Debut

EQUIPMENT

  • T-7 Primary Trainer Aircraft

COLUMN

  • Kumano Kodo

WEB-ONLY

  • Japan-Canada Joint Training KAEDEX

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