The Ministry of Defense Logo
In commemoration of transition from the Defense Agency to the Ministry of Defense (MOD), the decision was made to create a logo in order for Japanese citizens to gain further understanding of the MOD. From January 16th to March 3rd, 2007, "easily-recognizable and friendly" logo designs were invited from the public and 767 works were applied. Based on one of those works, below was determined to be the logo of the MOD.
The green part represents the MOD, which consists of approx. 260 thousand personnel, and the blue sphere protected by the arms of personnel symbolizes our planet. This logo signifies the MOD, which acts for defense of Japan and peace of international society, and the determination of personnel to actively engage in these missions.
The MOD holds the copyright on the logo and any use without authorization is not allowed.