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.
The MOD/JSDF will continue its contribution to the peace and stability of the Middle East, which is “the foundation of the Peace and Prosperity” for Japan.
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.
The MOD/JSDF strengthened mutual cooperation and deepened the friendship with French Navy through the training.
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.
Only the Special Guard of Honor of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) is allowed to serve in this role.
The Special Guard of Honor is composed of members from the JGSDF Central Band and the 302nd Military Police Company. Their perfectly ordered movements demonstrate the strength of the JSDF and the discipline and morale of its forces. One might even say they are the face of the JSDF.
A video to introduce the Special Guard of Honor of the JGSDF is now available on the MOD website. It covers actual guard of honor ceremony, training and interview of the members. Please check it out!
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. Through participation in such events the JMSDF enhanced mutual understanding and friendship with Malaysia and other participating countries.