Japan Defense Focus

Back issue (2009)

No.15 (NOVEMBER 2009)
  • Toshimi Kitazawa appointed as Defense Minister

  • Courtesy Visit by Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Courtesy Visit by Singapore Armed Forces Chief of Defence Force
  • Minister of Defense Kitazawa's Visit to Okinawa

  • Defense Council
  • The christening and launch ceremony for the helicopter destroyer, Ise (a project started in 2006)
  • Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC) and Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS)

  • Anti-piracy Operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • Publication of the 2009 Defense White Paper

  • Relief activities for the flood disaster in Chugoku and north Kyushu
  • Typhoon Etau Disaster Relief Operations
  • Dispatch of JSDF Instructors to the Peacekeeping School « Ecole de Maintien de la Paix » in Bamako Mali

  • Fuji Firepower Review

  • Interview: Chief of Staff, GSDF General Yoshifumi Hibako
No.14 (AUGUST 2009)
<News Flashes>
  • Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada attends the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue
<Special Photo>
  • On July 6,two destroyers "Harusame" and "Amagiri" left Japan for anti-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden.
<Meeting with Foreign Leaders>
  • Japan-Viet Nam Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-Mongolia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Japan-US defense ministerial talks
  • Japan-Republic of Korea-United States Defense Leaders Hold Trilateral Meeting
  • Japan-Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Courtesy visit to Chairman Wu Bangguo of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and Japan-China defense talks with Minister of Defense Liang Guanglie
  • Japan-Korea Defense Ministerial Meeting with ROK Minister of National Defense Lee Sang-hee
  • Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates at U.S. DoD
  • The entrance ceremony for new recruits was held at the Ministry of Defense.
  • Opinion Exchange Forum for Heads of Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Sectors of Prefectural Governments.
  • Swine flu response(quarantine supports)
<Defense Policy>
  • Anti-piracy operations off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
  • Response to the North Korea's Missile Launch
<Special Feature>
  • The Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital
<Spot Light>
  • Interview:Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Ryoichi Oriki
No.13 (MARCH 2009)
<News Flashes>
  • Meeting with US Secretary of State Clinton
<Special Photo>
  • MSDF vessels departing for anti-piracy ops off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden
<Meeting with Foreign Leaders>
  • Defense Minister Hamada Attends Munich Conference
  • Visit by Timor-Leste Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security Gusmao and State Secretary for Defense Pinto
  • Visit by PLA Deputy Chief of General Staff Ge
  • Dispatch of Twenty-seventh Team to UNDOF
  • Cobra Gold 2009
  • Dispatch of the International Peace Cooperation Unit for Nepal Extended
  • Meeting of Senior Defense Officials on Common Security Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region
<Defense Policy>
  • Dispatch of MSDF Vessels to Water off the Coast of Somalia
<Special Feature>
  • NIDS International Symposium on Security Affairs 2008
No.12 (January 2009)
<News Flashes>
  • New Year's Greeting from the Defense Minister
<Meeting with Foreign Leaders>
  • Courtesy Call by Chinese Admiral Wu
  • Japan-Australia Joint Defense and Foreign Ministerial Consultations
  • Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting
  • Tokyo Defense Forum
  • Japan-India Security Declaration
  • New Chief of the Air Staff Office
  • Former Peacekeepers Dispatched to Egypt PKO Center
  • Extension of Replenishment Support Law
  • Fiscal 2009 Defense Budget
<Country Support>
  • Peace Cooperation Activities in Sudan
<Defense Policy>
  • The Activities of the MOD/SDF in Iraq
  • Interview with ASDF Chief of Staff Ken'ichiro Hokazono
  • Publication of White Paper in English
  • Marching Festival 2008


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