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Japan Flight Test Mission 1 (JFTM-1) Video
Fiscal Year 2008 Defense-Related Expenditures (Draft)
Successful completion of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) intercept flight test in Hawaii ( December 17, 2007 )
The Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), H.E. Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Japan and had the Meeting with Defense Minister Ishiba on December 13, 2007.
H.E. Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Defence, Singapore visited the MOD to hold Japan-Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting with Defense Minister Ishiba on November 29, 2007.
The Hon. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, the United States of America, visited the MOD to meet with Defense Minister Ishiba on November 8, 2007.
The Ministry of Defense Reorganized(October 2007)
Mr. Shigeru Ishiba, a Member of the House of Representatives and the Former Director-General of the Defense Agency was appointed Minister of Defense on September 26, 2007
The 12th Tokyo Defense Forum ( September 20, 2007)
Defense Minister Koumura inspected an MSDF refueling exercise at Sagami Bay that was conducted by AOE Mashu and DDG Hatakaze on 5 September, 2007.
MOD held a ceremony to mark the establishment of the Inspector General’s Office of Legal Compliance on 3 September, 2007.
A Member of the House of Representatives, Mr.Masahiko Koumura was appointed Minister of Defense on August 28, 2007.
DEFENSE OF JAPAN 2007(Tentative Translation)
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for National Security Affairs, Yuriko Koike was appointed Minister of Defense on July 4, 2007.
Japan-Australia Joint Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations Joint Statement 2007 (June 6, 2007)
Speech by Mr.Fumio Kyuma, Minister of Defense (6th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore, 2 June 2007) "Nuclear Challenges"
SCC Joint Statement(May 1, 2007) Alliance Transformation: Advancing United States-Japan Security and Defense Cooperation
Japan -Australia Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation (March 13, 2007)
Transition from the Defense Agency to the Ministry of Defense(January 9, 2007) Video(English/Chinese)
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