Japan Defense Focus No.110 Apr. 2019

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Japan-U.S. Bilateral Training, Forest Light 02

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The Netherlands International Military Tattoo
The Netherlands International military tattoos called “The Netherlands International Military Tattoo” were held in Rotterdam from September 28th to 30th.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting

On February 5th, Minister of Defense Iwaya held a Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting with Dr. Jussi Niinisto, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Finland.

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State Minister of Defense Harada Attends the Munich Security Conference

On February 15th to 16th, State Minister of Defense Harada attended the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.

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Iron Fist 19

From January 7th to February 16th, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) conducted the field training exercise Iron Fist 19 with the U.S. Marine Corps in California.

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Japan-U.S. Bilateral Training, Forest Light 02

The JGSDF conducted the field training exercise called Forest Light 02 with the U.S. Marines Corps (USMC) from February 4th to 15th.

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Cobra Gold 19

The Japan-Self Defense Forces (JSDF) participated in the multilateral exercise “Cobra Gold 19 (G19)” in Thailand from January 14th to 23rd.

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Status of Scrambles through the First Three Quarters of FY2018

The JASDF scrambled 758 times through the first three quarters of FY2018, which marked an increase of 22 times compared to the same period of the previous year.

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Courtesy Call by the Commander, U.S. Forces Japan

On February 15th, Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, the Commander of the U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force made his first office call to the Defense Minister.

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Measures against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden through the Third Quarter of FY2018

Following data shows the records of the measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden from October through December, 2018.

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F-4EJ fighter

In this edition, we will put a spotlight on the F-4EJ fighter.

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Oura Cathedral

Nagasaki prefecture, located in the western part of the Kyushu region has the oldest Christian building in Japan called Oura Cathedral.

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The JMOD/SDF Launches Official Twitter Account in English

The JMOD/SDF began operating its official Twitter account in English this year.

LATEST NEWS

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  • The JMOD/SDF launched its official English Twitter account.
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    Account Name: Japan Ministry of Defense/Self-Defense Forces
    User Name: @ModJapan_en

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