Japan Defense Focus No.114 Jul. 2019

Articles

SPECIAL FEATURE

The 18th IISS Asia Security Summit
– Shangri-La Dialogue –

From May 31st to June 2nd, Minister of Defense Iwaya attended the 18th IISS Asia Security Summit (2019 Shangri-La Dialogue), where he delivered a speech and held meetings with defense ministers represented at the summit.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Japan-Russia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Consultation (“2+2” Ministerial Meeting) and Japan-Russia Defense Ministerial Meeting

On May 30th, Mr. Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister Iwaya, held a Japan-Russia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Consultation (“2+2” Ministerial Meeting) with Mr. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Shoygu, Minister of Defence.

TOPICS

Minister Iwaya Meets With then U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan

On June 4th, Minister of Defense Iwaya met with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan at the MOD.

TOPICS

Minister Iwaya’s visit to JASDF Yokota Air Base and the headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan

On June 19th, Minister Iwaya visited the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Yokota Air Base to encourage the JASDF personnel, and the adjacent headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan (USFJ) to have a discussion with Air Force Lieutenant General Kevin B. Schneider.

TOPICS

Multilateral Exercise Khaan Quest 19

From June 14th through 28th, the JGSDF participated in Multinational Exercise Khaan Quest 19 in Mongolia, hosted by Mongolia and the U.S.

EQUIPMENT

Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier

In this issue, we will introduce the Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier.

COLUMN

Koraku-en Garden

Japan has many gardens with beautiful scenery, and among them all, Kenroku-en (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture), Kairaku-en (Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture), and Koraku-en (Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture), which we will introduce this time, are famous gardens called “Three Great Gardens of Japan.”

WEB-ONLY

Japan-Canada Defense Ministerial Meeting

Minister Iwaya, and Minister of National Defence of Canada Sajjan held a bilateral meeting on June 3rd.

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