Japan Defense Focus No.112 Jun. 2019

Articles

SPECIAL FEATURE

Minister of Defense Iwaya’s Visit to U.S.

On April 19th, the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (SCC) (Japan-U.S. “2+2”) was convened in Washington, D.C., the U.S.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Japan-Philippines Defense Ministerial Meeting

On April 17th, Minister Iwaya held a Japan-Philippines Defense Ministerial Meeting with Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, Secretary of National Defense of Republic of the Philippines.

ACTIVITIES

Dispatch of JSDF personnel to MFO

The Ministry of Defense (MOD)/JSDF decided to dispatch two JSDF personnel to the MFO (Multinational Force and Observers), the international organization monitoring ceasefire between Egypt and Israel in the Sinai Peninsula.

ACTIVITIES

Joint Training with French Navy

On April 14th, the JMSDF’s DD Kirisame and French Navy frigate Vendemiaire conducted the bilateral training including takeoff and landing of aircraft on the Kirisame off the west of Kyushu.

ACTIVITIES

The Special Guard of Honor of the JGSDF

The ceremony performed by the Special Guard of Honor is for receiving high-ranking guests such as foreign heads of state to express Japan’s respect.

ACTIVITIES

DD Asagiri Participates in the International Fleet Review and the multilateral exercise hosted by the Royal Malaysian Navy

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF’s) DD Asagiri participated in the International Fleet Review in Langkawi on March 27th and the multilateral exercise on March 31st hosted by the Royal Malaysian Navy.

EQUIPMENT

Landing Craft Air Cushion

In this edition, we will introduce the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), the Landing Craft Air Cushion.

COLUMN

Tea Harvesting

Shizuoka prefecture is located on the side of Pacific Ocean almost in the middle of the country.

WEB-ONLY

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

On April 9, Icebreaker Shirase concluded its support for 60th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition and came back to Japan.

GALLERY

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