Japan Defense Focus No.119 Jan. 2020

Articles

SPECIAL FEATURE

ADMM-Plus

ADMM-Plus

From November 17th to 18th, Minister of Defense Kono visited Thailand to attend the 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) and an ASEAN-Japan Defence Ministers’ Informal Meeting, as well as held meetings with several defense ministers of countries represented at the ADMM-Plus.

TOPICS

Japan-Australia Defence Ministerial Meeting

Japan-Australia Defence Ministerial Meeting

On November 20th, Defense Minister Kono and Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Linda Reynolds held a Japan-Australia Defense Ministerial Meeting.

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IISS Manama Dialogue 2019

IISS Manama Dialogue 2019

From November 23rd to 24th, Defense Minister Kono attended the 15th IISS Manama Dialogue.

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Japan-India 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting (2+2 Ministerial Meeting)

Japan-India 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting (2+2 Ministerial Meeting)

On November 30th, Mr. Motegi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister Kono held the first Japan-India 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting (2+2 Ministerial Meeting) with External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Defence Minister of India, Mr. Rajnath Singh.

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Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting

Japan-India Defense Ministerial Meeting

On November 30th, Minister Kono and Defence Minister of India, Mr. Rajnath Singh held a Defense Ministerial Meeting on the sidelines of the 2+2 Ministerial Meeting.

ACTIVITIES

JSDF Marching Festival 2019

JSDF Marching Festival 2019

The JSDF Marching Festival 2019 took place at the 1st Gymnasium of the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo for two days from November 30th to December 1st.

ACTIVITIES

UN Triangular Partnership Project

UN Triangular Partnership Project

From August 26th to November 15th, 22 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel were dispatched to Uganda to instruct engineering personnel from the Defense Force of Republic of Uganda on the operation of heavy equipment under the UN Triangular Partnership Project for Rapid Deployment of Enabling Capabilities, which is implemented by the UN Department of Operational Support.

ACTIVITIES

JSDF Joint Exercise (01JX)

JSDF Joint Exercise (01JX)

The JSDF held the 2019 JSDF Joint Exercise (field training exercise) from November 11th to 21st.

ACTIVITIES

Pacific Reach 2019 Submarine Rescue Exercise

Pacific Reach 2019 Submarine Rescue Exercise

From November 4th to 15th, the JMSDF participated in the Pacific Reach 2019, the eighth submarine rescue exercise in the Western Pacific.

ACTIVITIES

HA/DR cooperation with Indonesia

HA/DR cooperation with Indonesia

On November 20th, the MOD/JSDF held a Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) Seminar in Jakarta as a kick-off for a defense cooperation project in Indonesia.

COLUMN

Namahage

Namahage

There are various traditional folk events held throughout Japan.

WEB-ONLY

Capacity Building for the Vietnam People’s Navy

Capacity Building for the Vietnam People’s Navy

On December 13th, the MOD/JSDF conducted a workshop on undersea UXO clearance onboard the Minesweeper Tender JS Bungo called at Da Nang, Vietnam.

GALLERY

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