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2024

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    JJS hosted in-person JPN-UK Joint Service Staff Talks with UK Stratic Command

    From Apr 10 to 11, JJS hosted in-person JPN-UK Joint Service Staff Talks with UK Stratic Command for the first time in 11 years. They shared strategic environment / defense policies, promoted mutual awareness, and agreed to strengthen working-level cooperation between two countries.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with MG RODDIS, Director Strategy UK Stratic Command

    On Apr 11, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with MG RODDIS, Director Strategy UK Stratic Command. GEN YOSHIDA welcomed in-person JPN-UK Joint Service Staff Talks for the first time in 11 years and expressed his high expectation for further advancement of JPN-UK defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by BG SHINONDO, Defense Attaché to the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Tokyo

    On Mar 29, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by BG SHINONDO, Defense Attaché to the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Tokyo. He welcomed the newly arrived Defense Attaché and expressed his hope for BG SHINONDO’s dedication to strengthen JPN-ZMB relationship.

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  • VCJJS Lt GEN NAGUMO presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CAPT Flatt

    On March 28, VCJJS Lt GEN NAGUMO presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CAPT Flatt, outgoing Staff Judge Advocate to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, as acknowledging his efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and INDOPACOM.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Dr. STRACK-ZIMMERMANN, Chairwoman of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag

    On Mar 27, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Dr. STRACK-ZIMMERMANN, Chairwoman of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag. He expressed his resolve to deepen JPN-DEU defense cooperation based on the recognition that the security of Europe and Indo-Pacific is indivisible.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited and had a meeting with GEN HEREM, Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces

    On Mar 26, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited and had a meeting with GEN HEREM, Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces. They reaffirmed that the security of Europe and Indo-Pacific is indivisible and intended to promote JPN-EST defense cooperation including JPN-NATO framework.

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  • Mr. Tanaka, Administrative Vice Chief of Staff had an exchange of views with Mr. Martin Schüepp, Director of Operations, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

    On March 15, Mr. Tanaka, Administrative Vice Chief of Staff had an exchange of views with Mr. Martin Schüepp, Director of Operations, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Administrative Vice Chief of Staff Tanaka expressed gratitude for their advice on international humanitarian law and for their support, including inviting SDF staff to attend the seminar, and shared recognition on promoting further cooperation between ICRC and JSDF.

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  • VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO met with ADM De La Maza, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy

    On Mar 14, VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO met with ADM De La Maza, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy.Lt Gen NAGUMO expressed deepest sympathies for the damage caused by the wild fires in Chile last month and expectation for strengthening collaboration between JMSDF and Chilean Navy.

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  • VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO met with Dr. GIEGERICH Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

    On Mar 5, VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO met with Dr. GIEGERICH Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS. Lt Gen NAGUMO expressed his appreciation for IISS-led international dialogues such as Shangri-La Dialogue and shared views on the security environment of Indo-Pacific region.

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  • Lt Gen Nagumo, Vice Chief of Staff, Joint Staff held the certificate of commendation award ceremony

    Lt Gen Nagumo, Vice Chief of Staff, Joint Staff held the certificate of commendation award ceremony on 28th FEB in order to appreciate achievements in strengthening the JPN-US alliance of United States Forces Japan Col Ogrosky, director of for J3.

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  • VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO held a meeting with GEN CAVOLI, Supreme Allied Commander Europe

    On Feb 27, VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO held a meeting with GEN CAVOLI, Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
    They agreed that security of Europe and Indo-Pacific is indivisible and they will further strengthen JPN-NATO relationship.

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  • JJS held JPN-SGP Joint Service Staff Talks with Joint Staff, Singapore Armed Forces

    From Feb 21 to 22, JJS held JPN-SGP Joint Service Staff Talks with Joint Staff, Singapore Armed Forces. Through working-level talks, they shared situational awareness and discussed the way ahead of JPN-SGP defense cooperation to maintain rules-based international order.

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  • Lt Gen NAGUMO received a courtesy call by Capt. AMIKO, the outgoing Peruvian Defense Attaché in Japan

    On Feb 20, VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO received a courtesy call by Capt. AMIKO, the outgoing Peruvian Defense Attaché in Japan.
     Lt Gen NAGUMO expressed his appreciation for Capt. AMIKO’s contribution to JPN-PER defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • U.S. military program Capstone participants visited JJS, and had briefing and discussion

    On February 16, U.S. military program Capstone participants visited JJS, and had briefing and discussion.
     Through meeting with about 20 U.S. general officers, we shared the recognition on the severe security environment around Japan and in the Indo-Pacific region, and exchanged the view of the initiatives for strengthening the Japan US Alliance.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from LtGen Biermann, outgoing IIIMEF Commander

    On Jan 17th, CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from LtGen Biermann, outgoing IIIMEF Commander.
     GEN Yoshida congratulated him on conferment of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for his dedication to defense of Japan and the Japan-U.S. Alliance.

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  • Lt Gen NAGUMO met with Maj Gen HUNEITI, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff during his visit to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    From Jan 14 to 15,VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO met with Maj Gen HUNEITI, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff during his visit to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He expressed his appreciation for Jordanian support to evacuate Japanese citizens from Israel.

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  • GEN Yoshida, CJJS, had a VTC dialogue with Gen Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of U.S. In the dialogue

    On January 11th, GEN Yoshida, CJJS, had a VTC dialogue with Gen Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of U.S. In the dialogue, Gen. Brown expressed deep condolences for Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and they shared situational awareness on the security environment of the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to further deepen/expand defense cooperation to strengthen deterrence and response capabilities of the JPN-U.S. Alliance.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received an office call by GEN KOVAL, Commandant, National Defence University of Ukraine

    On Jan 10, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received an office call by GEN KOVAL, Commandant, National Defence University of Ukraine.
     He sent his message that it is important for JSDF to keep supporting Ukraine continuously as much as possible collaborating with international society.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with ADM BAUER, Chair of the Military Committee, NATO

    On Jan 10, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with ADM BAUER, Chair of the Military Committee, NATO.
     They shared their interests for the discussion at NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session, which will be held in Belgium this month.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had VTC with GEN BRAWNER, Chief of Staff, Philippines Armed Forces, sharing awareness on issues in the South China Sea

    On Dec 21, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had VTC with GEN BRAWNER, Chief of Staff, Philippines Armed Forces, sharing awareness on issues in the South China Sea. They stressed attitude strongly against any actions raising tensions and affirmed to closely work together to keep & enhance FOIP.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida received office call by Gen. Van Ovost, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command

    On 18 Dec, CJJS GEN Yoshida received office call by Gen. Van Ovost, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command(USTRANSCOM).
     They shared recognition on the strategic environment and exchanged views to further strengthen bilateral logistics cooperation for the future.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA made a courtesy call on H.E. HUN Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, visiting Japan

    On Dec 16, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA made a courtesy call on H.E. HUN Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, visiting Japan.
     GEN YOSHIDA congratulated his assignment to the post and stressed the importance of further development of JPN-KHM defense cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Lt Gen STUART, AO, DSC Chief of Army,AustralianArmy

    On Dec 14,CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Lt Gen STUART, AO, DSC Chief of Army,AustralianArmy. He stressed his expectation for strengthening cooperation between JGSDF and Australian Army and contributing to the peace and stability of the defense of Japan and the region together.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited GEN CHAUHAN, Chief of Indian Defence Staff

    On Dec 13, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited GEN CHAUHAN, Chief of Indian Defence Staff CDS ,India.
     They welcomed significant development on JPN-IND defence cooperation and exchanges and agreed to further strengthen their multi-faceted and multi-layered initiatives.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Lt Gen WOODDISSE, Commander Field Army, British Army

    On Dec 12, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Lt Gen WOODDISSE, Commander Field Army, British Army.
     He stressed his expectation for strengthening cooperation between JGSDF and British Army and contributing to regional peace and stability together.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Permanent Representatives of eight countries to NATO

    On Dec 11, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Permanent Representatives of eight countries to NATO.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed that the security of Europe and Indo-Pacific region is indivisible and he will promote JPN-NATO mutual understandings and defense cooperation.

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  • JPN-AUS-PHL-US, JPN-AUS-US, PJN-PHL-US, JPN-PHL staff talks

    From Nov 28 to Dec 1, JJS, USINDOPACOM, HQJOC and AFP held JPN-US-AUS, JPN-US-PHL, JPN-PHL and the first JPN-US-AUS-PHL Joint Service Staff Talks.
     Through working-level talks, all staff deepened discussions on upholding Rules-Based International Order.

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  • Courtesy Call to GEN YOSHIDA

    On Nov 29, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with MajGen BARGERON, DG, USINDOPACOM J5, AVM KITCHER, DCJOPS, and BGEN CORDOVA, AJ5, AFP with MG MINAMIKAWA, DG, JJS J5.
     CJJS GEN YOSHIDA welcomed the first JPN-US-AUS-PHL Staff Talks and stressed the importance of defense cooperation among four countries.

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    CJJS GEN YOSHIDA participated in the Indo-Pacific Virtual Chiefs of Defense Meeting hosted by INDOPACOM

    On Nov 29, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA participated in the Indo-Pacific Virtual Chiefs of Defense Meeting hosted by INDOPACOM.
     At the meeting, CHOD from 20 countries discussed security issues, and GEN YOSHIDA emphasized the importance of the “rule of law” and multilateral cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Lt Gen HIEN, Commander of Air Defence-Air Force, VPA

    On Nov 29, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Lt Gen HIEN, Commander of Air Defence-Air Force, VPA.
     GEN YOSHIDA expressed his expectation for further advancement of JPN-VNM defense cooperation and exchanges between JASDF and Vietnam’s Air Defence-Air Force.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with COL DRAGICEVICH, new Dean of Military Attaché Association in Tokyo & NZL Defence Attaché

    On Nov 21, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with COL DRAGICEVICH, new Dean of Military Attaché Association in Tokyo & NZL Defence Attaché. GEN YOSHIDA welcomed the new Dean and stressed his intention to further strengthen defense cooperation & exchanges through respective Defense Attachés.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met Mr. WEEL, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

    On Nov 14, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met Mr. WEEL, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO.
     He stressed that security of Europe and Indo-Pacific is indivisible, so he will promote JPN-NATO defense cooperation in fields led by Mr. WEEL such as cyber defense.

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  • CJJS received office call by Gen Brown, CJCS. Both leaders and the staffs hold the discussion to share the recognitions of the importance and the security environment of the Indo-Pacific region

    On 10 Nov, GEN YOSHIDA, CJJS received office call by Gen Brown, CJCS. Both leaders and the staffs hold the discussion to share the recognitions of the importance and the security environment of the Indo-Pacific region.
     We also shared the intention to further strengthen the deterrence and response capabilities of the JapanUSAlliance to ensure the security of Japan, the peace and stability of the region.

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  • Lt Gen SCHELLEIS, Chief Joint Support & Enabling Service, Bundeswehr met with CJJS GEN YOSHIDA

    On Nov 6, Lt Gen SCHELLEIS, Chief Joint Support & Enabling Service, Bundeswehr met with CJJS GEN YOSHIDA and VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO and shared views on the way ahead of JPN-DEU defense cooperation and held a working-level dialogue with MG YANAGI, Director General, J4.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by CAPT ZORLUOGLU and CAPT TÜRKKAN, the outgoing and the incoming Military Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye

    On Nov 2, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by CAPT ZORLUOGLU and CAPT TÜRKKAN, the outgoing and the incoming Military Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye.
     GEN YOSHIDA expressed his appreciation to the predecessor and expectation for the successor.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CAPT Taylor

    On Oct 27, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CAPT Taylor, outgoing USFJ J6 Director, as acknowledging his efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and U.S. Forces Japan.
     In addition, he welcomed CAPT Oscar, incoming USFJ J6 Director.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Mr. LAPSLEY, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

    On Oct 20, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Mr. LAPSLEY, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning.
     He stressed that the security of Europe and Indo-Pacific region is indivisible and intended to further promote JPN-NATO defense cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited Sr. Lt. Gen. CUONG, Chief of the General Staff, Viet Nam People’s Army to Japan Joint Staff

    On Oct 11, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited Sr. Lt. Gen. CUONG, Chief of the General Staff, Viet Nam People’s Army to Japan Joint Staff.
     GEN YOSHIDA warmly welcomed Sr. Lt. Gen. CUONG’s visit on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Viet Nam.
     They agreed to more closely engage in and further strengthen JPN-VNM defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by H.E. Mr. GEORGE, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Japan

    On Oct 3, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by H.E. Mr. GEORGE, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Japan.
     GEN YOSHIDA conveyed his appreciation for H.E. Mr. GEORGE’s dedication to strengthening JPN-IND defense cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by H.E. Ms. IGLUM, Ambassador-designate of Norway to Japan

    On Oct 2, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by H.E. Ms. IGLUM, Ambassador-designate of Norway to Japan. He welcomed her visit and expected her dedication to strengthening the JPN-NOR relations.

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  • Joint-Senior Leaders Seminar (J-SLS) with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

    9/28-9/29 2023, GEN Yoshida conducted the Joint Senior Leaders Seminar (J-SLS) with Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in Tokyo.
     During the J-SLS, commanders and officials from the U.S. and Japan shared their views on the security environment in the Indo-Pacific region and discussed a wide range of issues, including joint U.S.-Japan efforts to promote regional peace and stability, and deepening U.S.-Japan cooperation.
     We will continue to maintain the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance toward the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Col. BUSCHOR, Swiss Defence Attaché to Beijing, who is accredited to Japan

    On Sep 27, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Col. BUSCHOR, Swiss Defence Attaché to Beijing, who is accredited to Japan.
     He welcomed DA’s assignment and expected his dedication to strengthening the JPN-CHE relations.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA, CJJS, had the meeting with Gen Saltzman, Space Force CSO

    On Sep 25th, GEN YOSHIDA, CJJS, had the meeting with Gen Saltzman, Space Force CSO.
     They shared views on the extreme importance of utilizing outer space and agreed to promote cooperation in space domain for modernizing the Japan US Alliance.

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  • Official visit to the Republic of Poland

    From Sep 19 to 21, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially visited the Republic of Poland.
     GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with GEN Andrzejczak, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
     In the meeting, they discussed the future direction of JPN-POL defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • VCJJS Lt GEN NAGUMO received a courtesy call by RADM GILMOUR, Commander of Joint Forces New Zealand

    On Sep 20, VCJJS Lt GEN NAGUMO received a courtesy call by RADM GILMOUR, Commander of Joint Forces New Zealand.
     Lt GEN NAGUMO stressed his intention to further deepen JPN-NZL defense cooperation and exchanges to realize FOIP.

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  • Official visit to the Republic of Estonia

    From Sep 14 to 16, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially visited the Republic of Estonia.
     GEN YOSHIDA made a courtesy call on Mr. SALM, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence and had a meeting with GEN HEREM, Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces.
     In the meeting, they discussed the future direction of JPN-EST defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • JJS hosted the first JPN-IND Joint Service Staff Talks with Integrated Defence Staff

    From Sep 11 to 12, JJS hosted the first JPN-IND Joint Service Staff Talks with Integrated Defence Staff. Both sides improved bilateral integration-focused interoperability and facilitated future direction of JPN-IND defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Col. Tumurkhuyag, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Japan

    On Sep 12, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Col. Tumurkhuyag, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Japan.
     GEN YOSHIDA welcomed Mongolian Defense Attaché and conveyed his expectation for Col. Tumurkhuyag’s dedication to strengthen JPN-MNG relationship.

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  • GEN Yoshida, CJJS, had a dialogue with Gen Smith, Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

    On September 11th, GEN Yoshida, CJJS, had a dialogue with Gen Smith, Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.
     In the dialogue, they shared situational awareness on the security environment of the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to further deepen/expand defense cooperation to strengthen deterrence and response capabilities of the JPN-U.S. Alliance.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with AVM VOHRA, ACIDS Int-C (Mil Coop)

    On Sep 11, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with AVM VOHRA, ACIDS Int-C (Mil Coop). GEN YOSHIDA welcomed the first JPN-IND Joint Service Staff Talks and expressed his high expectation for further advancement of JPN-IND defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Capt. WILKINSON, Head of Australian Defence Staff, Embassy of Australia, Tokyo

    On Sep 8, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Capt. WILKINSON, Head of Australian Defence Staff, Embassy of Australia, Tokyo.
     GEN YOSHIDA welcomed Australian Defence Attaché and conveyed his expectation for Capt. WILKINSON’s dedication to further deepen JPN-AUS defense cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida received office call by Gen Cotton, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command

    On 4 Sep, CJJS GEN Yoshida received office call by Gen Cotton, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command.
     Both leaders and their staff hold the discussion to confirm the reliance of Extended Deterrence of U.S. Strategic Command provided to Japan and exchange opinions for strengthening Japan-U.S. Alliance.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Gen HOCKENHULL, Commander of UK Strategic Command

    CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Gen HOCKENHULL, Commander of UK strategic command.
     Both deepened mutual understandings on their organizations and functions, and discussed the future direction of cooperation to build a new relationship between JJS and UK Strategic Command.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CAPT Agnarelli

    On August 25, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CAPT Agnarelli, Italian Defence Attaché, as acknowledging his efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and Italian Armed Forces.
     He welcomed CAPT Antoniazzi, incoming Defence Attaché.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with ADM RADAKIN

    On Aug 23, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with ADM RADAKIN, Chief of the Defence Staff of the UK Armed Forces and received a briefing on UK Defence Command Paper “DCP” from the Admiral.
     GEN YOSHIDA welcomed that the DCP places an importance on cooperation with Japan and stressed his intention to further develop specific initiatives for JPN-UK defense cooperation.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA participated in the Joint Heads of Pacific Security Meeting online held in the Republic of Palau

    On Aug 23,CJJS GEN YOSHIDA participated in the Joint Heads of Pacific Security Meeting online held in the Republic of Palau.
     He demonstrated JSDF's commitment to the security in the region for leaders of armed forces and other organizations of the South Pacific countries.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM AQUILINO, Commander of USINDOPACOM and GEN CAMPBELL, Chief of Australian Defence Force in Fiji

    On Aug 16, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM AQUILINO, Commander of USINDOPACOM and GEN CAMPBELL, Chief of Australian Defence Force in Fiji.
     They discussed the future direction of JPN -USA -AUS defense cooperation to realize “Free and open indoPacific.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with GEN BRAWNER, Chief of Staff of the Philippines Armed Forces in Fiji

    On August 16, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with GEN BRAWNER, Chief of Staff of the Philippines Armed Forces.
     GEN YOSHIDA congratulated his assignment to the post this July and they agreed to further promote the future JPN-PHL and multilateral defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM BAUER, Chair of the NATO Military Committee in Fiji

    On August 16, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM BAUER, Chair of the NATO Military Committee.
     They reaffirmed the inseparability of the security of Europe and Indo-Pacific region and agreed to further advance the new ITPP-based JPN-NATO defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with GEN CAMPBELL, Chief of the Australian Defence Force in Fiji

    On August 16, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with GEN CAMPBELL, Chief of the Australian Defence Force.
     GEN YOSHIDA conveyed his heartfelt sympathy for the helicopter incident in Talisman Sabre 23 and they reaffirmed that they strengthen Special Strategic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with MG GANBYANMBA, Chief of the Mongolia General Staff in Fiji

    On August 15, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference in Fiji, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with MG GANBYANMBA, Chief of the Mongolia General Staff.
     They welcomed advancing air-to-air engagements and shared views on future JPN-MNG defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with AM SHORT, Chief of New Zealand Defence Force in Fiji

    On August 15, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference in Fiji, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with AM SHORT, Chief of New Zealand Defence Force.
     In order to realize FOIP, They agreed that they take advantage of opportunities to execute bilateral exercises.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with MG Haszaimi, Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces in Fiji

    On August 15, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference in Fiji, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with MG Haszaimi, Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
     GEN YOSHIDA shared views on JPN-BRN defense cooperation and exchanges to realize FOIP and AOIP.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with VADM VAUJOUR, Sous-Chef d’etat-major operations, France in Fiji

    On August 15, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference in Fiji, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with VADM VAUJOUR, Sous-Chef d’etat-major operations, France.
     GEN YOSHIDA expressed his appreciation for French support to evacuate Japanese Citizens from the Republic of Niger and stressed the inseparability of the security of Europe and Indo-Pacific region and shared views on the future direction of JPN-FRA defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with Lord FIELAKEPA, Chief of the Defense Staff of His Majesty’s Armed Forces in Fiji

    On August 15, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference in Fiji, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with Lord FIELAKEPA, Chief of the Defense Staff of His Majesty’s Armed Forces.
     GEN YOSHIDA conveyed his heartfelt sympathy for the damage caused by the Tonga volcanic eruption last January and shared views on JPN-TON defense cooperation and exchanges to realize FOIP.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with MG KALOUNIWAI, Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces in Fiji

    On August 15, during his participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference in Fiji, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with MG KALOUNIWAI, Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.
     He expressed his appreciation for Fiji-led Conference and shared views on JPN-Fiji defense cooperation and exchanges to realize FOIP.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM AQUILINO, COM USINDOPACOM and GEN BRAWNER, CSAFP in Fiji

    On Aug 14, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM AQUILINO, COM USINDOPACOM and GEN BRAWNER, CSAFP in Fiji.
     They shared views on challenges of the Indo-Pacific region, and agreed to promote the JPN-USA-PHL defense cooperation in order to realize FOIP.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CMSgt Wendell J. Snider

    GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to CMSgt Wendell J. Snider, as acknowledging his achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and USFJ.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Kiesewetter, German Defence Attaché

    GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Kiesewetter, German Defence Attaché, as acknowledging his achievement to strengthen cooperation between JJS and BUNDESWEHR.
     He welcomed Col Persicke, incoming Defence Attaché.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Mr. YEHOSHUA and Mr. BAVLI

    CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Mr. YEHOSHUA and Mr. BAVLI, the outgoing and the incoming Defense, Army, Air & Naval Attachés, Embassy of Israel in Japan.
     GEN YOSHIDA appreciated the predecessor’s efforts and welcomed the successor.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to Group Captain Sonja Halloran, Head of Australian Defence Staff

    CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to Group Captain Sonja Halloran, Head of Australian Defence Staff, Embassy of Australia, Tokyo, as acknowledging her achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and Australian Defence Force.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Kaliszczak, Polish Defence Attaché

    CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Kaliszczak, Polish Defence Attaché, as acknowledging his achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and Polish Armed Forces. He also welcomed Col Remkowski, incoming Defence Attaché.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Mr. EMMOTT, Chairman of the Trustees, International Institute for Strategic Studies

    On July 26, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Mr. EMMOTT, Chairman of the Trustees, International Institute for Strategic Studies, expressed his appreciation for IISS-led Shangri-La Dialogue and shared views on the security environment of Indo-Pacific region.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Tarvainen

    CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Tarvainen, Finnish Defence Attaché, as acknowledging his achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and Finnish Defence Forces.
     He welcomed CAPT Engström, incoming Defence Attaché.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Lt Gen MAIS, Chief of the German Army

    On July 25, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Lt Gen MAIS, Chief of the German Army.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed the importance of respectively increasing commitment of both countries to global issues as well as regional challenges in Europe and Indo-Pacific region.

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  • VCJJS LtGEN NAGUMO presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Gardner, the outgoing Director, Manpower, Personnel, & Support, USFJ, as acknowledging her achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and USFJ

    On July 21, VCJJS LtGEN NAGUMO presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to COL Gardner, the outgoing Director, Manpower, Personnel, & Support, USFJ, as acknowledging her achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and USFJ. In addition, he welcomed COL Graves, the incoming J1 Director.

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  • VCJJS Lt Gen Nagumo and Mr. KHARE, UN USG for Operational Support had a meeting and exchanged their views on the latest situation and challenges of UNTPP

    On July 21, VCJJS Lt Gen Nagumo and Mr. KHARE, UN USG for Operational Support had a meeting and exchanged their views on the latest situation and challenges of UNTPP.
     JMOD/JSDF will actively contribute by utilizing its experience and strengths developed through past PKOs.

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  • JJS hosted JPN-AUS Staff Talks with HQJOC

    From 19 to 20 July, JJS hosted JPN-AUS Staff Talks with HQJOC. Both sides discussed the direction of the future JPN-AUS defense cooperation from a practical perspective and agreed to strengthen its cooperation in a multi-faceted and multi-layered manner.
     On July 20, VCJJS Lt Gen NAGUMO received a courtesy call by AVM KITCHER, Deputy Chief of Joint Operations. Lt Gen NAGUMO expressed his appreciation for AVM KITCHER’s significant contribution to promoting the JPN-AUS defense cooperation.

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  • CJJS met with Gen. MILLEY, CJCS and congratulated him on conferment of Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun for his dedication to the defense of Japan and the Japan-U.S. Alliance

    Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS met with Gen. MILLEY, CJCS and congratulated him on conferment of Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun for his dedication to the defense of Japan and the Japan-U.S. Alliance.
     They also discussed on efforts to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. Alliance.

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  • Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS met with Adm. Paparo, Commander, USPacificFleet in Hawaii

    Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS met with Adm. Paparo, Commander, USPacificFleet in Hawaii.
     They confirmed the steady progress on cooperation between JSDF and U.S. Navy, and agreed to work closely together for the defense of Japan and for peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS held a meeting with Gen. LaCamera, Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK in Hawaii

    Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS held a meeting with Gen. LaCamera, Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK in Hawaii.
     They shared their views on security environment in Korean Peninsula including a series of missile launched by DPRK and reaffirmed the importance of JPN-U.S.-ROK cooperation for this region.

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  • Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS visited the U.S. INDOPACOM HQ and met with Adm. AQUILINO, Commander, INDOPACOM

    Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS visited the U.S. INDOPACOM HQ and met with Adm. AQUILINO, Commander, INDOPACOM.
     They shared views on severer security environment of Indo-Pacific region and agreed that JSDF and INDOPACOM will work closely together to further strengthen the JPN-U.S. Alliance.

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  • Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS attended JPN-U.S.-ROK Trilateral CHOD Meeting in Hawaii

    Gen. YOSHIDA, CJJS attended JPN-U.S.-ROK Trilateral CHOD Meeting in Hawaii.
     Chiefs shared their views on regional security challenges including DPRK’s actions destabilizing the region and agreed to promote trilateral cooperation for regional peace and stability and FOIP.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Col. ANDI and Cdre. AZWAN, the outgoing and the incoming Defence Attachés, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan

    On July 10, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Col. ANDI and Cdre. AZWAN, the outgoing and the incoming Defence Attachés, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan.
     GEN YOSHIDA appreciated the predecessor’s efforts and welcomed the replacement.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Col. Enkhbat, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Japan

    On July 6, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call by Col. Enkhbat, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Japan.
     GEN YOSHIDA expressed his appreciation for Col. Enkhbat’s contribution to promoting the JPN-MNG defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • VCJJS Lt Gen Nagumo received an office call from LTC Tanaka on his departure to the Field Medical Assistants Course conducted in Uganda, as part of the UNTPP

    On July 3, VCJJS Lt Gen Nagumo received an office call from LTC Tanaka on his departure to the Field Medical Assistants Course conducted in Uganda, as part of the UNTPP.
     MOD/SDF continuously contribute to enhance the medical capacity of UN Peacekeeping.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from CAPT Fred Smith, the outgoing U.S. Defense Attaché in Japan and CAPT Daniel E. Fillon, the incoming U.S. Defense Attaché in Japan

    On June 28, CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from CAPT Fred Smith, the outgoing U.S. Defense Attaché in Japan and CAPT Daniel E. Fillon, the incoming U.S. Defense Attaché in Japan, appreciated efforts to the predecessor and welcomed the replacement to the position.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with GEN BURKHARD, France Chief of Defence Staff

    On Jun 23, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with GEN BURKHARD, France Chief of Defence Staff.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed his resolve to enhance bilateral commitment to global security challenges as well as ones in Europe and Indo-Pacific region.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from VADM Thomas, Commander US 7th Fleet

    On June 23, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from VADM Thomas, Commander US 7th Fleet, and congratulates VADM Thomas on receiving the Order of Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for his dedication to defense of Japan and promotion bilateral defense cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a discussion with the Netherlands Defence Academy delegation

    On Jun 19, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a discussion with the Netherlands Defence Academy delegation.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed his intention to further deepen JPN-NLD defense cooperation to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to Colonel Martin

    On June 15, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to Colonel Martin, Director Strategy, Plans and Policy, Headquarters, United States Forces, Japan, as acknowledging his achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and USFJ.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from MG Vowell, CG USARJ

    On June 13th, CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from MG Vowell, CG USARJ, and congratulates MG Vowell on receiving the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for his dedication to defense of Japan and regional peace and stability.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a meeting with Dr. GREEN, CEO, U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney

    On June 12, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a meeting with Dr. GREEN, CEO, U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney.
     They reaffirmed the importance of JPN-AUS-USA relationships under the current Indo-Pacific situation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Mr. JONSON, Minister for Defence of Sweden

    On June 7, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Mr. JONSON, Minister for Defence of Sweden.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed that security in Europe and the Indo-Pacific are linked and indivisible, so he intends to further deepen JPN-SWE defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a bilateral meeting with Gen EYRE, Chief of Defence of the Canadian Armed Forces

    On June 6, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a bilateral meeting with Gen EYRE, Chief of Defence of the Canadian Armed Forces.
     They agreed to promote effective JPN-CAN defense cooperation to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law and ensure regional peace and stability.

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  • Senior Enlisted Advisor Change of Responsibility Ceremony was held on June 6

    Senior Enlisted Advisor Change of Responsibility Ceremony was held on June 6.
     CJJS GEN Yoshida conveyed his respect and appreciation to the 6th JJS SEA Seki for all his achievements of further strengthening joint operations posture & establishing robust trust with overseas NCOs.
     As his relief, Warrant Officer Kai assumed the duty of the 7th JJS SEA.
     CJJS GEN Yoshida encouraged the new SEA to fully take his leadership in evolving all NCOs to be the best NCO corps of the globe by building on the outgoing SEA's legacy.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM Aquilino, COM USINDOPACOM in Singapore

    On June 4, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM Aquilino, COM USINDOPACOM in Singapore.
     They reaffirmed that they further strengthen deterrence and response capability of the JPN-US Alliance for peace and stability of Japan and Indo-Pacific region and closely work together to realize a FOIP.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with GEN Eichelsheim, the Netherlands Chief of Defence in Singapore

    On June 4, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with GEN Eichelsheim, the Netherlands Chief of Defence in Singapore.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed that he would like to further promote JPN-NLD defense cooperation and exchanges to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with GEN Breuer, the German Chief of Defence in Singapore

    On June 4,CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with GEN Breuer, the German Chief of Defence in Singapore.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed that he would like to strengthen mutual engagement in the challenges of Europe and the Indo-Pacific region and to further promote JPN-DEU defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with ADM Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, NATO in Singapore

    On June 4, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with ADM Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, NATO in Singapore.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed that he would like to further substantiate the dramatically advanced JPN-NATO defense cooperation and exchanges and exert his efforts to enhance JPN-NATO relations.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with RADM Beng, Chief of Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces during his visit to Singapore

    On June 2, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with RADM Beng, Chief of Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces during his visit to Singapore.
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed that he would like to further promote the JPN-SGP defense cooperation and exchanges for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM AQUILINO, CMDR USINDOPACOM and GEN CAMPBELL, CDF ADF in Singapore

    On June 2, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM AQUILINO, CMDR USINDOPACOM and GEN CAMPBELL, CDF ADF in Singapore.
     They shared views that Indo-Pacific region is a focal point of international security, and agreed to further strengthen the partnership among JPN, AUS and US for regional peace and stability.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM Aquilino, COM USINDOPACOM and GEN Centino, CSAFP in Singapore

    On June 2, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a meeting with ADM Aquilino, COM USINDOPACOM and GEN Centino, CSAFP in Singapore.
     They shared views on challenges of the Indo-Pacific region, and reaffirmed the importance of trilateral security cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida received a courtesy call from H.E. Mr. Korkut GÜNGEN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Türkiye

    On May 30, CJJS GEN Yoshida received a courtesy call from H.E. Mr. Korkut GÜNGEN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Türkiye.
     He expressed his expectation for further strengthening defense cooperation and exchanges between two countries having historical friendship.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received an office call from representatives of a team of instructors who will be dispatched to Indonesia for Heavy Engineering Equipment operators’ Training of Trainers Course within the framework of UNTPP before their departure

    On May 26, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received an office call from representatives of a team of instructors who will be dispatched to Indonesia for Heavy Engineering Equipment operators’ Training of Trainers Course within the framework of UNTPP before their departure.
     UNTPP is a framework that enables the UN, troop contributing countries, and supporting countries to cooperate with each other to improve the capacity of personnel to be dispatched to PKO missions.
     This time, 24 JGSDF instructors will be dispatched to the Indonesian Peace and Security Center to train engineering personnel of Indonesia and neighboring countries.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Capt. AGNARELLI, Dean, Military Attaché Association in Tokyo (MAAT)

    On May 26, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Capt. AGNARELLI, Dean, Military Attaché Association in Tokyo (MAAT).
     GEN YOSHIDA stressed the importance of the MAAT to promote defense cooperation and exchanges with Japan, and expressed his gratitude for devoted efforts as the Dean of the MAAT.

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  • presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to Colonel Melissa D. Chestnut, Director J4, Logistics & Engineering, Headquarters, United States Forces, Japan(USFJ)

    On Nov 25, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA presented the citation and Defense Cooperation Medal to Colonel Melissa D. Chestnut, Director J4, Logistics & Engineering, Headquarters, United States Forces, Japan(USFJ), as acknowledging her achievement for efforts to strengthen cooperation between JJS and USFJ.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA visited USSTRATCOM, had a meeting with Gen. COTTON, Commander, USSTRATCOM, and confirmed their unified commitment to Extended Deterrence provided to Japan

    On May 15, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA visited USSTRATCOM, had a meeting with Gen. COTTON, Commander, USSTRATCOM, and confirmed their unified commitment to Extended Deterrence provided to Japan.
     Both leaders agreed to closely work together.

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  • LtGEN Nagumo, VCJJS, had a dialogue with Gen Berger, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

    On May 15th, LtGEN Nagumo, VCJJS, had a dialogue with Gen Berger, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.
     In the dialogue, they shared situational awareness on the security environment of the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to further deepen/expand defense cooperation to strengthen deterrence and response capabilities of the JPN-U.S. Alliance.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA visited USCYBERCOM and had a first meeting with GEN NAKASONE

    On May 12, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA visited USCYBERCOM and had a first meeting with GEN NAKASONE.
     They shared the recognition on the importance of utilization and security of cyber space and agreed to promote bilateral cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA visited USSPACECOM and had a first meeting with GEN DICKINSON, the Commander of USSPACECOM

    On May 11, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA visited USSPACECOM and had a first meeting with GEN DICKINSON, the Commander of USSPACECOM.
     They shared recognition on the importance of utilizing outer space to modernize JPN-US alliance and agreed to promote cooperation in space domain.

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  • LtGEN Nagumo, VCJJS, had the meeting with Gen LaCamera, Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK

    On May 11th, LtGEN Nagumo, VCJJS, had the meeting with Gen LaCamera, Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK.
     They shared the view of security environment in Korean Peninsula, including a series of missile launch by DPRK, and reaffirmed the importance of JPN-U.S.-ROK cooperation.

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    GEN Yoshida, CJJS received a courtesy call from GEN McConville, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

    On May 8th, GEN Yoshida, CJJS received a courtesy call from GEN McConville, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
     GEN Yoshida expressed congratulations on receiving the Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun, and conveyed his gratitude and respect for GEN McConville’s great contributions to strengthening cooperation between the JSDF and the U.S. Army.
     They also agreed to expand/deepen defense cooperation in order to strengthen the deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S. Alliance.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, had a JPN-USA-PHL trilateral virtual meeting with ADM Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and GEN Centino, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines

    On April 28th, GEN YOSHIDA, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, had a JPN-USA-PHL trilateral virtual meeting with ADM Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and GEN Centino, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines.
     They agreed to further promote JPN-USA-PHL trilateral cooperation in order to realize peace and stability of Indo-Pacific region and FOIP.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Brig Gen PASI, Zambian Defence Attaché to Japan

    On April 28, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Brig Gen PASI, Zambian Defence Attaché to Japan.
     GEN YOSHIDA expressed his appreciation for Brig Gen PASI's contribution to promoting the Japan-Zambia defense cooperation and exchanges.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Lt Gen WAKER, PSO, AFD, PM's Office, Bangladesh

    On April 27, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with Lt Gen WAKER, PSO, AFD, PM's Office, Bangladesh.
     Following the upgrade of bilateral relationship to a “Strategic Partnership” and the signing of Memorandum of Defense Cooperation and Exchanges, they agreed to further promote cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Lt GEN DIELLA, Director, NATO Cooperative Security Division, IMS

    On April 25, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Lt GEN DIELLA, Director, NATO Cooperative Security Division, IMS.
     GEN YOSHIDA expressed his commitment to make the JPN-NATO defense cooperation and exchanges more effective which have been progressing dramatically.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Jordanian Armed Forces, Maj Gen AL Hnaity

    On April 25, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Jordanian Armed Forces, Maj Gen AL Hnaity.
     They welcomed steady progress on defense cooperation and exchanges including the last year's RJNO exercise and agreed to further cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with Chief of Defense Staff, the Indian Armed Forces, GEN CHAUHAN

    On April 25, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with Chief of Defense Staff, the Indian Armed Forces, GEN CHAUHAN.
     They welcomed significant development made on defense cooperation & exchanges, and agreed to further strengthen bilateral & multilateral defense cooperation & exchanges.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Lt Gen LÓPEZ DEL POZO, Director General de Política de Defensa

    On April 25, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA received a courtesy call from Lt Gen LÓPEZ DEL POZO, Director General de Política de Defensa.
     They agreed to further develop JPN-ESP Defense cooperation and exchanges by leveraging his visit to Japan as an opportunity.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with C-in-C of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Gen. Vong Pisen

    On April 21, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with C-in-C of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Gen. Vong Pisen.
     The two leaders concurred to strengthen JPN-KHM security cooperation/exchanges in various fields including capacity building and UNPKO for peace/stability of the global society.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from USARPAC Commander GEN Flynn

    On 21th, CJJS GEN Yoshida received an office call from USARPAC Commander GEN Flynn.
     While confirming the progress of cooperation between JSDF and US Army, they shared views that JPN-US alliance is the cornerstone for regional security and agreed to expand defense cooperation.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with ADM Paparo, Commander, US Pacific Fleet

    On March 20, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA met with ADM Paparo, Commander, US Pacific Fleet.
     They confirmed the progress of cooperation between the JSDF and US Navy, and agreed to work closely together for the defense of Japan and for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a video teleconference with Chief of the Defense Force, Australia, GEN CAMPBELL

    On April 19, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a video teleconference with Chief of the Defense Force, Australia, GEN CAMPBELL.
     The two leaders agreed to further enhance the effectiveness of JPN-AUS defense cooperation to be a core of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with ADM BAUER, Chair of the NATO Military Committee

    On Apr 18, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with ADM BAUER, Chair of the NATO Military Committee.
     Two leaders agreed that Japan and NATO will strengthen their collaboration on international rule-making and security engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida met with Gen Wilsbach, PACAF CDR

    On April 18th, CJJS GEN Yoshida met with Gen Wilsbach, PACAF CDR.
     They confirmed the progress of cooperation between JSDF and PACAF, and agreed to work closely together for the defense of Japan and for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with GEN EYRE, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces

    On Apr 18, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with GEN EYRE, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces.
     Two leaders shared the understanding that collaboration between JSDF and CAF in an Indo-Pacific Region significantly contributes to regional peace and security.
     They also agreed to further develop JPN-CAN bilateral defense cooperation and exchanges to realize a “FIOP”.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited Gen EICHELSHEIM, Chief of Defence of the Netherlands Armed Forces and held a bilateral meeting

    On Apr 17, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA officially invited Gen EICHELSHEIM, Chief of Defence of the Netherlands Armed Forces and held a bilateral meeting.
     They agreed to promote the JPN-NLD defense cooperation and exchanges to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law and ensure regional peace and stability.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with ADM RADAKIN, Chief of the Defence Staff of the UK Armed Forces

    On Apr 14, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with ADM RADAKIN, Chief of the Defence Staff of the UK Armed Forces.
     Two leaders agreed to further develop JPN-UK bilateral defense cooperation which is closer and stronger than ever before, and to maintain and strengthen the rule-based international order together.

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  • GEN YOSHIDA held a video teleconference with Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces ADM YUDO

    On April 14, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a video teleconference with Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces ADM YUDO.
     The two leaders agreed to further strengthen cooperation on regional and global challenges including initiatives for realizing a “FOIP”.

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  • CJJS GEN Yoshida met with LtGEN Rupp, Commander USFJ

    On Apr 14, CJJS GEN Yoshida met with LtGEN Rupp, Commander USFJ.
     In the meeting, the two leaders shared their views on current severe security environment, while they agreed to promote concrete initiatives for close and seamless Japan-U.S. cooperation, and measures to strengthen the JapanUSAlliance to deter and response.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a video teleconference with Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, GEN CENTINO

    On April 13, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a video teleconference with Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, GEN CENTINO.
     The two leaders agreed to further strengthen cooperation on regional and global challenges as well as toward realizing a “FOIP.”

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a video teleconference with Chief of the General Staff, Viet Nam People's Army, Senior Lt Gen Cuong

    On Apr 12, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a video teleconference with Chief of the General Staff, Viet Nam People's Army, Senior Lt Gen Cuong.
     They agreed to keep strengthening JPN-VNM defense cooperation & exchanges at the “New level” for regional and international peace and stability.

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  • CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with Gen. ANDRZEJCZAK, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

    On Apr 12, CJJS, GEN YOSHIDA held a VTC with Gen. ANDRZEJCZAK, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces.
     Two leaders exchanged views on assessment of strategic environment and JPN-POL bilateral defense cooperation and exchanges, and agreed to closely collaborate to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with Commander USSTRATCOM GEN Cotton

    On Apr 7, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with Commander USSTRATCOM GEN Cotton.
     Two leaders shared their views on the challenging security environments and reconfirmed the credibility of U.S. extended deterrence supported by USSTRATCOM. They also affirmed further cooperation to strengthen Japan-U.S. Alliance to deter and response.

  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with Commander INDOPACOM ADM Aquilino

    On Mar 31, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with Commander INDOPACOM ADM Aquilino.
      They reaffirmed the strength of the JPN-US Alliance to deter and respond for peace and stability of Japan and Indo-Pacific region, while working closely to realize a FreeandOpenIndoPacific.

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  • CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with GEN Milley, CJCS US, as a US counterpart right after taking office

    On Mar 30, CJJS GEN YOSHIDA had a VTC with GEN Milley, CJCS US, as a US counterpart right after taking office.
     The leaders affirmed their commitment to enhance close and seamless Japan-U.S. cooperation to strengthen the Japan-U.S. Alliance to deter and respond, and to promote and to further strengthen defense cooperation to uphold Rules-Based International Order.

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  • CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI received the Legion of Merit(Commander degree)at THE CHIEF OF MISSION RESIDENCE OF THE U.S. EMBASSY IN TOKYO.
     The given award is a result of a highly regarded achievement that has strengthened the deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S. Aliance.
     Recognizing the award as tremendous hounor, the JSDF continues to further enhance collaboration with the U.S. Armed Forces.

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  • Signing of Administrative Arrangement between Japan’s Deployment Surface Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden and EU Naval Force Atalanta for Communication and Coordination on Joint Anti-Piracy Exercises

    On Wednesday, 15 March 2023, GEN YAMAZAKI CJJS held a signing ceremony for the Administrative Arrangement concerning the Japan-EU joint anti-piracy exercises with Vice Admiral Jose M.Nunez, the Commander of Operation Atalanta of the EU Naval Force Somalia visiting Japan.
     following the ceremony, the two leaders discussed future Japan-EU defense cooperation and exchanges.
     The two senior leaders welcomed that the arrangement reached to signature.
     They also concurred to further promote joint anti-piracy exercises through newly clarified the procedures and points of contact for bilateral exercise under the arrangement.

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  • General YAMAZAKI, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff's participation in Raisina Dialogue 2023

    On Mar 4 in India, at Raisina Dialogue 2023, GEN YAMAZAKI attended panel discussion with military service chiefs and Representative from US, India, UK and Canada, and exchanged views on global security challenges that the international community faces.

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    In India, GEN YAMAZAKI had a meeting with GEN Campbell, Chief of Australian Defence Force in Delhi on 3 March 2023.
     In the meeting, they shared awareness on the severe security environment of the bilat-relations toward the future, based on the Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation signed in past October.

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    GEN YAMAZAKI had a meeting with GEN Chauhan, Chief of Indian Defence Staff in Delhi on 3, March, 2023.
     GEN Chauhan assumed the present position in late Sep, 2022.
     They shared views on the situational awareness, and reaffirmed to further deepen relations between JSDF and Indian Armed Forces to realize "Free and Open Indo-Pacific".

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    GEN YAMAZAKI had a meeting with Adm Aquilino, USINDOPACOM Commander in Delhi on 3 March 2023.
     In the meeting, they shared awareness on the severe security environment in the Indo-Pacific region.
     Two leaders confirmed that they further strengthen deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S.Aliance and closely work together to promote FOIP.

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    GEN YAMAZAKI had a meeting with Adm Key, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff of the Royal Navy, in Delhi on 3 March 2023.
     The two leaders agreed to further promote Japan-UK defence cooperation and exchanges based on the Japan-UK RAA, which was signed this January.

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  • Chief of Staff's official visit to Germany

    Chief of staff of Japan Joint Staff GEN YAMAZAKI officially visited to the Federal Republic of Germany from 1 to 2 March and had a meeting with Chief of Defence of Germany GEN Zorn.
     During the meeting, GEN YAMAZAKI welcomed continued German Armed Forces Deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.
     In particular German Air Forces fighter jets' visit to Japan last year, and expressed his expectations for continued commitment.
     GEN YAMAZAKI and GEN Zorn also shared situational awareness on Ukraine and East Asia situation, and confirmed that cooperation among Japan, Germany and like-minded counties is essential to preserve and protect rules-based international order.
     The JSDF will further strengthen defence cooperation and exchanges with Germany as an important partner in ensuring the securtity of the Indo-Pacific region in order to contribute to the regional peace and stability.

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  • Chief of Staff's official visit to Poland

    Chief of Staff of Japan Joint Staff GEN YAMAZAKI officially visited Requblic of Poland from 26 to 28 February and made a courtesy call on Polish Minister of National Defence H.E. Błaszczak and had a meeting with Chief of the Polish General Staff GEN Andrzejczak.
     In the meetings, the three leaders agreed to further strengthen defence cooperation and exchanges between Japan and Poland.
     The three leaders also shared situational awareness on Ukraine and East Asia, and confirmed that cooperation among Japan, Poland and like-minded order.

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  • On February 24th, CJJS participated in the USFJ Commanders Conference hosted by USFJ, and shared their view on strategic documents of teo countries with Commanders of USFJ, 5AF, ⅢMEF, USARJ, and CNFJ.
     They exchanged opinions on the ways and means to strengthen the deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-US Alliance as its cornerstone for Japan's national security.

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  • Chief of Staff's official visit to the United States of America

    On January 13, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN Berger, Commandant of USMC at Pentagon.
     Two leaders shared their views on the most severe and complex security environments since wwⅡ and agreed to expand and deepen defence cooperation between JSDF and USMC at joint level, based on fundamental reinforcement of Japan's own defense capabilities.

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    On January 13, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN McConville, Chief of Staff ou US Army at Pentagon.
     Two leaders shared their views that the JPN-US alliance is the cornerstone for regional security and agreed to expand and deepen defense cooperation between JSDF and US Army in the various fields, based on fundamental reinforcement of Japan's own defense capabilities.

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    On January 12, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN Brown, Cheif of Staff, US Air Force at Pentagon.
     Two leaders shared their views on the response to issues threatening peace and stability in the region, including North Korea's provocation missile launches and agreed to strengthen bilateral security cooperation between JSDF and US Air Force.

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    On January 12, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN Milley, CJCS at Pentagon and GEN YAMAZAKI explained Japan's NSS, NDS and Defense Buildup Program which is formulated last month.
     They agreed to further expand and deepen defense cooperation, based on fundamental reinforcement of Japan's own defense capabilities, in order to strengthen the deterrence and response capabilities of the JPN-US alliance, the cornerstone for regional security.

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2022年

  • On October 21, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI paid respects to nation's fallen heroes who sacrificed their precious lives at Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
     He laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers.

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    On October 21, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited the HQ of the CAF and was accorded the guard of honor.
     Japan and Canada are both Indo-Pacific Nations and have steadily deepened defence cooperation and exchanges as strategic partners sharing fundamental values.
     In line with the vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, JSDF will continue to strengthen cooperation with the CAF and maintain rules-based international order.

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    In Canada on 21, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN Eyre, CHOD of Canada, shared the global security situational awareness and agreed that the unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable and common challenge for international community.
     In addition, the two leaders agreed to further deepen defense cooperation and exchanges between the JSDF and the CAF under a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" vision shared by both countries as Indo-Pacific nations.

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  • Trilateral Chiefs of Defense Meeting

    On October 20, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI attended Japan-US-ROK CHOD meeting at the Pentagon.
     They shared views on the response to issues threatening peace and stability in the region, including North Korea's recent provocative missile launches and affirmed to strengthen trilateral security cooperation and promote FOIP.

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  • On October 20, GEN YAMAZAKI visited Washington, D.C., met with GEN Milley, CJCS.
     Two leaders shared their views on the increasingly severe security environment and affirmed to cooperate more closely to maintain peace and stability of the region, promote FOIP, strengthen Japan-U.S. Alliance to deter and response.

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    On October 20, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited the U.S. DoD and was accorded the guard of honor.
     Under the strong Japan-U.S. Alliance, both countries have strengthened and expanded the cooperation in a wide range, and now have a stronger and deeper partnership than ever before in the history of our two countries.
     We will continue our partnership to maintain a free and open international order based on the rule of law.

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    On October 19, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited Arlington National Cemetery to paid respects to nation's fallen heros who sacrificed their precious lives.
     He laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers.

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    On October 19, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited Washington, D.C., met with Adm Gilday, USNavCNO.
     They shared their views on the increasingly severe security environments.
     They also affirmed the importance of a free and open maritime ruled-based order, and cooperate more closely to strengthen Japan-U.S. Alliance to deter and response.

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    On October 18, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited USSTRATCOM, met with Adm Richard.
     Two leaders shared their views on the increasingly severe security environments and ensured the credibility of U.S. extended deterrence supported by USSTRATCOM.
     They also affirmed further cooperation to strengthen Japa-U.S. Alliance to deter and response.

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    On October 17, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited USSPACECOM, met with GEN Dickinson.
     Two leaders shared the recognition on the importance of the space domain for addressing to the increasingly severe security environments.
     On thet basis, they agreed to promote further cooperation in space domain to strengthen Japan-U.S. Alliance to deter and response.

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  • JJS GEN YAMAZAKI, INDOPACOM Adm Aquilino held J-SLS 20th and 21st Sep.
     They discussed the direction for the future bilateral defense cooperation to contribute to the regional peace and stability and properly to cope with the security which remains severe.

    JJS GEN YAMAZAKI and INDOPACOM Adm Aquilino consoled the victims' souls of the Pearl Harbor attack at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial on 19th Sep.
     They laid werath and did hounor to victims' memories.

    In Guam on 19 September, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited JRM, Andersen AFB, NBG, and MCBCB to deepen the understanding of the U.S. forces' posture in the Indo-Pacific region.
     And CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI reaffirmed to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. defense cooperation in order to realize the FOIP.

    In Guam on 18 September,CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI visited South PAcific Memorial Peace Park and greeted Mr. Aoki, President, Japan club Guam.
     He offered the flowers and expressed his deep respect and condolences to the souls of fallen heroes in the Pacific region.

  • On 7 Aug, General Yamazaki visited the Solomon Islands and participated in a memorial service commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.
     At this ceremony, the representatives of Japan, U.S., Australia and NZ involved in the war at that time gathered to renew their commitment to peace and to confirm that they had overcome the past war and had now established a strong relationship of trust and friendship.
     We will continue to work closely with each country to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • GEN YAMAZAKI met with Adm Aquilino, INDOPACOM Commander July 28 in Australia.
     They shared their awareness of the security environment in East Asia and exchanged their views on further strengthening the Japan-US Alliance to improve deterrence and response capabilities.

    On 27th July in Australia, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with Adm Radakin, the CHOD of UK.
     The two senior leaders agreed to further deepen their initiatives for various fields of defense cooperation and exchanges, including bilateral exercise and the cooperation on equipment and technology.

    On 27 Jul, during Indo-Pacific CHODs Conference, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with Air Marshal Short, the Chief of Defence Force of NZ.
     GEN YAMAZAKI welcomed the further deepening relations between the JSDF and the NZ Forces, including the bilateral cooperation in the international disaster relief activities to the Kingdom of Tonga, as well as bilateral/multilateral exercises and personnel exchanges.
     They also exchanged situational awareness on the current situation in the South Pacific region and confirmed the importance to further closely develop the collaboration between JPN-NZ to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.

    On 26 Jul, during Indo-Pacific CHODs Conference, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with General Campbell, Chief of Defence Force, Australian Defence Force.
     It is the forth meeting in this year, following the meeting in India in Apr, the NATO CHODs conference in May, and Singapore in Jun. They agreed to further deepen the collaboration and cooperation between JPN-AUS, which is the cornerstone of the security of Indo-Pacific region.
     They exchanged situational awareness of Indo-Pacific and agreed that any attempt to change status quo by force is definitory unacceptable and they will strengthen the collaboration of JPN-AUS, special strategic partners, for peace & stability of international community and FOIP.

    On 26 Jul, during Indo-Pacific CHODs Conference, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with Admiral Bauer, the Chair of the Military Committee of NATO.
     This meeting followed NATO CHODs conference in May and Adm Bauer's official visit to Japan in Jun, the two senior leaders highly evaluated this meeting as the evidence of the rapid development of the collaboration between Japan and NATO.
     They also exchanged their views on the situation in Ukraine and confirmed the importance of further close cooperation between Japan and NATO for peace and stability in Europe, the Indo-Pacific region and the entire world.

    On 26 Jul in Australia, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met General Andika, Commander-in-chief of the Indonesian NDF and confirmed the importance to further develop bilateral defense cooperation & exchanges to keep a free & open maritime order for regional peace and stability and FOIP.

    On 27 Jul, during Indo-Pacific CHODs Conference, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN Centino, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines.
     The two senior leaders welcomed the progress in bilateral cooperation in various fields, for example, high-level engagements, service-to-service exchanges, bilateral exercises, and defense equipment transfer and technology cooperation such as export of warning and control radar.
     In addition, they widely exchanged their views, mainly the situational awareness in the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to further promote multilateral collaboration including the U.S. to realize peace and stability of the region and a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

    On 26 Jul, during participation to Indo-Pacific CHODs Conference, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN Ganzorig, Chief of the General Staff of Mongolia.
     They touched the 50th anniversary of JPN and MNG diplomatic relations, welcomed the steady progress in bilateral cooperation based on “JPM-MNG Defense Cooperation and Exchange MOU” in 2012 and widely exchanged the situational awareness including Ukraine and Indo-Pacific region.
     In addition, as the Indo-Pacific nations, the two senior leaders confirmed to further promote the cooperation and collaboration in PKO and other fields to contribute to peace and stability in the region.

    In Australia, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met MG Kalouniwai, Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces and appreciated their various support to Japan's HA/DR activities following the volcanic eruption of Tonga in this January. They highly evaluated the cooperation of JSDF & RFMF in Tonga.
     In addition, the two senior leaders confirmed that Japan and Fiji, are both maritime nations, and they will continuously work together to further develop the defense cooperation & exchanges and to realize a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific".

    During his participation to Indo-Pacific CHODs Conference, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with Lord Fielakepa, CDS of His Majesty's Armed Forces of Tonga and conveyed his heartfelt sympathy for the damage caused by the volcanic eruption in this January.
     In addition, the two senior leaders confirmed that Japan and the Kingdom of Tonga, as a same maritime nation, continuously work together to further develop the defense cooperation & exchanges and to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

    On 26 & 27 Jul in Australia, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI participated in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference co-hosted by Australian Defence Force and the U.S. INDOPACOM.
     At the meeting, CHOD and senior leaders of 27 countries exchanged their views on the Indo-Pacific region and security issues and confirmed the importance of promoting multilateral cooperation to response to these issues.
     Furthermore, in the session on the situation in Ukraine, GEN YAMAZAKI said, “Ukraine's today could be the Indo-Pacific's tomorrow,” mentioning the importance of showing strong will to the world that we definitory do not accept unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force.

    On 26 Jul in Australia, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI attended the SPDMM CHOD Conference hosted by Australian Defence Force as an observer.
     It was the first time for JJS to be invited by the ADF to the conference.
     CHODs and senior leaders from seven countries in the South Pacific, Australia, Chile, Fiji, France, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Kingdom of Tonga participated in this conference and exchanged their views on the security issues in this region.
     Through this conference, we recognized the importance to further deepen our cooperation by the multilateral frameworks for peace and stability of the South Pacific area which is geologically vast.

  • On 12 in SGP, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN EICHELSHEIM, Netherlands CHOD, following the meeting in NATO CHOD conference in May.
     They agreed to continuously promote JPN-NLD defence cooperation & exchanges for international peace & stability and a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”
     They exchanged the situational awareness of Ukraine and Indo-Pacific.
     Recognizing unilateral attempt to change the status quo is definitory unacceptable and the common international challenge, they confirmed NLD continuously commits in and closely works with Indo-Pacific region.

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    On 12 in SGP, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met GEN CAMPBELL, CHOD of AUS, an old friend since being Ground Chief.
     It's the 3rd meeting in FY2022, following in India(Apr) & NATO meeting(May) and they agreed to further deepen JPN-AUS cooperation, as a key to Indo-Pacific security.
     They exchanged situational views in Indo-Pacific, confirmed that unilateral attempt to change status quo is unacceptable and common international issue and agreed the importance of JPN-AUS cooperation, the special strategic partners, for peace & stability in the world and a FOIP.

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    On 11 in Singapore, #CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with ADM KEY, the First Sea Lord of UK.
     This is as third high level engagements with UK in this year, following the meeting in India in April and in Europe in May.
     At the meeting, they agreed to continue to promote multifaceted & multi-layered defence cooperation & exchange with UK, possessing the influence to the world and deep historical relationship with Japan, for the international peace & stability and a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific."
     In addition, they exchanged the situational awareness of Ukraine and Indo-Pacific and confirmed that unilateral attempt to change the status quo is definitory unacceptable and the common international challenge and both countries lead the peace & stability of Indo-Pacific region.

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    On 10 in Singapore, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met in person with LTG ONG, Chief of Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces for the first time in the last three years.
     They confirmed the strong tie since their Chief of Staff, GSDF and Army Commander tenure.
     They exchanged the situational awareness of Ukraine & Indo-Pacific and confirmed that unilateral attempt to change the status quo is unacceptable and common international challenge.
     Singapore is the first ASEAN member which signed MOU on defence exchanges with Japan.
     So, as the strategic partners, they confirmed to continuously strengthen JPN-SGP defence cooperation & exchanges to maintain free & open international order and peace & stability of whole region.

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  • On June 7, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with Admiral Rob BAUER, CMCof NATO.
     They shared the situational awareness regarding Russia's invasion to Ukraine and surrounding Japan.
     They also discussed future Japan-NATO defense cooperation and the importance of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.

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  • On 17 in Belgium, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with SACEUR GEN WOLTERS.
     The two leaders shared the situational awareness mainly Russia's invasion to Ukraine and confirmed that unilateral attempts to change status quo are unacceptable and common challenges for international community.

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    In Belgium on 17, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN ZORN, CHOD of Germany.
     For a FOIP, the two leaders discuss the further defense cooperation and exchanges with German Armed Forces which continued its commitment to Indo-Pacific following the deployment of FGS “Bayern” to Japan.
     They also exchanged various views, including situational awareness including Ukraine and agreed to strengthen the collaboration to maintain the free and open international order based on the rules of law.

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    On 17 in Belgium, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with ADM HOFMAN, Belgium CHOD.
     Taking the 1st JPN-BEL CHOD conference, they discussed to promote personnel and unit exchanges, including High-level engagement.
     They also exchanged various views, including situational awareness including Ukraine and agreed to strengthen the collaboration to maintain the free and open international order based on the rules of law.

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    In Belgium, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN BRIGER, the Chairman of EUMC.
     In the meeting, the two senior leaders exchange their opinions on the bilateral exercise, including anti-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and promoting the personnel, including high-level and units exchanges.
     And also, they discussed various topics, such as the situational awareness including Ukraine, and confirmed such unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is an unacceptable and common challenge for international community.

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    In Belgium on 18, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN EYRE, CHOD of Canada, shared the situational awareness including Ukraine and agreed that the unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable and common challenge for international community.
     And then, the two senior leaders confirmed to promote the personnel and unit exchange, including High-level engagement between JSDF and Canadian Armed Forces and to continuously work together to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

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    In Belgium on 18, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with ADM RADAKIN, CHOD of UK, shared the situational awareness including Ukraine and agreed that the unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable and common challenge for international community.
     Then, they agreed to promote the JPN-UK defence cooperation and exchanges, such as the last year's bilateral exercise with UK Carrier Strike Group led by HMC “Queen Elizabeth” during its visit to Japan for the international peace and stability and a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.

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    In Belgium on 18, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met GEN GÜLER, CHOD of Turkey and exchanged views on situational awareness, including Ukraine.
     In the discussion, they confirmed the recognition that the unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable & common challenge for international community and the necessity of the cooperation not only between JPN & TUR, but also international community.

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    In Belgium on 18, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with Lt GEN LANDRUM, NATO DCMC.
     In the meeting, the two senior leaders exchanged the views on the situational awareness, including Ukraine and confirmed that the unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable and common challenge of international community.
     And then, they agree to promote the personnel and unit exchanges between JSDF and NATO and the cooperation in the cyber field to maintain the international order based on the rules of low.

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    In Belgium on 19, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN ANDRZEJCZAK, CHOD of Poland and sent his appreciation for accepting JSDF cargo aircraft for the transportation of Humanitarian Assistance supplies to Ukraine requested from UNHCR.
     The two senior leaders shared the situational awareness mainly Russia's invasion to Ukraine and confirmed that unilateral attempts to change status quo are unacceptable and common challenges for international community.

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    In Belgium on 19, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met with GEN CAMBELL, CDF of Australia shared the situational awareness including Ukraine and agreed that the unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable and common challenge for international community.
     And then, the two senior leaders agreed to continuously work together in the Indo-Pacific region to realize the peace and stability of International community and a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

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    会談の様子

    In Belgium on 19, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met GEN EICHELSHIM, CHOD of Netherlands and exchanged various views on the situational awareness including Ukraine, and confirmed that unilateral attempts to change status quo are unacceptable and common challenges for international community.
     GEN YAMAZAKI welcomed the activity of HNLMS “Evertsen” in Indo-Pacific, joining the multilateral exercise as a member of UK Carrier Strike Group and at JPN port last year. They agreed to continuously promote JPN-NLD Defense Cooperation and Exchanges for a FOIP.

    山崎統幕長 / エイフォシン・オランダ参謀総長
    会談の様子

    On 19, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI was invited by ADM Bauer, the Chairman of NATO Military Committee, and attended the Chiefs of Defence Session. It is the first time in history that the Chief of Staff, Japan Joint Staff to participate in the event.
     He joined the Asia-Pacific Session as a representative of Indo-Pacific, where the concern of the security is increasing, with GEN CAMBELL, CDF of AUS, and representatives of NZ and ROK and discussed with representatives of NATO members on the security environment of Indo-Pacific.
     GEN YAMAZAKI showed his recognition that the invasion to Ukraine, attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable.
     He shared the effort that GOJ and JSDF have made as a international member and the recognition on security challenge that the Indo-Pacific is facing.

    In France on 20, CJJS GEN YAMAZAKI met GEN BURKHARD, CHOD of France and exchanged various views on the situational awareness including Ukraine, and confirmed that unilateral attempts to change status quo are unacceptable and common challenges for international community.
     The two leaders agreed to promote the JPN-France defense cooperation and exchanges including Multilateral exercises such as Marara 2022 to realize the international peace and stability and a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.

    ビュルカール・フランス統合参謀総長 / 山崎統幕長
    軍事省における儀仗

2021

  • Chief of Staff, Joint Staff’s Visit to the U.S.

    General Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, had a Trilateral Chiefs of Defense Meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN Mark A. Milley and the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN Won In-Choul to exchange opinion about regional security and trilateral coorperation in Hawaii on Friday, 30 April 2021.

    This is the first in-person meeting between the senior-most Japanese, U.S. and ROK military officers since the onset of the global pandemic.

    The three parties shared their concerns about North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and discussed the importance of promoting a rules-based international order in the region. GEN YAMAZAKI emphasized the importance that Japan, U.S. and ROK work together for North Korea’s full compliance in accordance with all relevant United Nation Security Council Resolutions. GEN Milley reaffirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to defend both the ROK and Japan and that the U.S. remains prepared to provide extended deterrence guaranteed by the full spectrum of U.S. military capabilities. GEN Won highlighted the importance of trilateral cooperation for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia.

    The senior military leaders agreed to continue working together to address mutual security issues and increase multilateral cooperation in order to enhance peace and stability in the region.

    General Koji Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, attended the Change of Command ceremony of the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in State of Hawaii, U.S. on Saturday, 1 May JST (Friday, 30 April HST) and had dialogues with U.S. major component commanders.

    General Yamazaki expressed his appreciation and respect to Admiral Philip Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command for his various achievements in further strengthening the Japan-U.S. Alliance.

    He then had a meeting with a new Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino to share their views on the security environment in the Indo-Pacific region and the current situation surrounding Japan. They agreed with each other that they would make every effort to develop the Japan-U.S. Alliance and enhance its deterrence and response capabilities.

    General Yamazaki also talked with General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The two senior leaders shared their situational awareness and discussed their engagement in further strengthening the Japan-U.S. cooperation in the future based on the results of the recent Japan-U.S. summit meeting and Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”).

    In addition, they reconfirmed that the two countries would reinforce their deterrence and response capabilities and the U.S. would unwaveringly commit itself to the defense of Japan under the Article V of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty. They agreed that Japan and the U.S. will continue to firmly oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force in the East China Sea and promote multi-lateral cooperation, with the Japan-U.S. Alliance as its cornerstone, in order to realize the vision of "Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

    Furthermore, General Yamazaki had a series of meetings with USARPAC Commander, General LaCamera, PACAF Commander, General Wilsbach, MARFORPAC Commander, Lieutenant General Rudder, and SOCPAC Commander, Brigadier General Rudd. General Yamazaki shared his situational awareness with each of them and discussed how Japan and the U.S. would enhance their deterrence and response capabilities through various bilateral exercises and other opportunities.

    Please watch following video showing the result of the enegagements and the outline of GEN YAMAZAKI’s current visit to the United States.

  • Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Visits Japan

    Admiral Philips S. Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and General Koji Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff held bilateral talks on 12 Apr. at the Ministry of Defense, Tokyo Japan. The two leaders shared their views on the international security environment and the current surrounding Japan and discussed initiatives for further strengthening Japan-U.S. mutual cooperation in the future, based on achievements of the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (2+2) held last month.

    On the same day, the Minister of Defense hosted a conferment ceremony. Admiral Davidson received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun for his contributions to deepening Japan-U.S. defense cooperation, promoting regional stability in the Indo-Pacific, and contributing to peace and stability in our country.

    Meeting with GEN YAMAZAKI, Chief of Joint Staff
    Meeting with GEN YAMAZAKI, Chief of Joint Staff
    The two leaders discussed initiatives for further strengthening Japan-U.S. cooperation
    The two leaders discussed initiatives for further strengthening
    Japan-U.S. cooperation
    Speech by Admiral Philip S. Davidson
    Speech by Admiral Philip S. Davidson
    Admiral Davidson received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.
    Admiral Davidson received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

    Admiral Davidson, Commander of U.S. INDO-PACOM, visited Ministry of Defense. The meeting was held in person with all service chiefs. The conferment ceremony was hosted by Minister of Defense. Watch the video of Japan-U.S. "Close bond leading to the future," to maintain and strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific!

2020

  • The Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, received the order of Saint Maurice officiated by USARJ Commanding General

    General Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Japan Joint Staff, was presented the prestigious Order of Saint Maurice (Peregrinus) for his contribution as the JGSDF Chief of Staff, during an award ceremony officiated by the USARJ Commanding General MG Viet Luong on November 12. Mrs.

    Yamazaki was also honored with the Shield of Sparta for her years of dedication and superior commitment as a spouse of a military statesman.

    Award ceremony
    Award ceremony
    The Shield of Sparta
    The Shield of Sparta
    The Order of Saint Maurice
    The Order of Saint Maurice
    Award ceremony
    Award ceremony
  • VCS Lt GEN Masuko received the Legion of Merit from U.S.

    Lt GEN Masuko, JJS Vice Chief of Staff, received the Legion of Merit authorized by U.S. President for his contribution as the Director General, Operation Department at JJS from 2016 to 2018, in the ceremony officiated by Lt GEN Kevin Schneider, USFJ commander.

    The Legion of Merit is given to uniformed U.S. military service members, and military and political figures of foreign government for their exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

    Lt GEN Kevin Schneider and Lt GEN MASUKO Yutaka
    Lt GEN Kevin Schneider and Lt GEN MASUKO Yutaka
    Lt GEN Kevin Schneider and Lt GEN MASUKO Yutaka
    Lt GEN Kevin Schneider and Lt GEN MASUKO Yutaka
    Legion of Merit medal and certificate
    Legion of Merit medal and certificate
  • Chief of Staff’s Participation in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference 2020.

    General YAMAZAKI Koji participated in the Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense(CHOD) Conference 2020 from August 25th to August 26th co-hosted by U.S. Indo-PACOM and Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF).

    Chiefs of Defense in the Indo-Pacific region assembled at the conference usingvirtual means to frankly exchange their views over security issues surrounding theregion.

    The conference promoted mutual understanding of Japan and other countries’defense policies and general situational awareness. General YAMAZAKI also notedthe importance of multinational cooperation over the Indo-Pacific region underCOVID-19.

    General YAMAZAKI shared the importance of implementing a ‘Free andOpen Indo-Pacific’ and updated his counterparts on JSDF’s activities in support ofthis vision.

  • Chief of Staff’s visit to the Kingdom of Thailand.

    On 5 March, GEN YAMAZAKI, Chief of Joint Staff, visited Thailand, paid a courtesy call on GEN Changmongkol, Deputy Defence Minister, and had a meeting with GEN Benyasri, Chief of Defence Forces.

    They agreed on further strengthening bilateral ties based on MOU on Defense Cooperation and Exchanges, and exchanged views on security environment surrounding their countries.

    Guard of Honor
    Guard of Honor
    Meeting with GEN Benyasri, Chief of Defence Forces
    Meeting with GEN Benyasri, Chief of Defence Forces
    Courtesy call on GEN Changmongkol, Deputy Defence Minister
    Courtesy call on GEN Changmongkol, Deputy Defence Minister
    Courtesy call on GEN Changmongkol, Deputy Defence Minister
    Courtesy call on GEN Changmongkol, Deputy Defence Minister
  • Chief of Staff’s visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

    On 2 March, GEN YAMAZAKI, Chief of Joint Staff, visited Vietnam, paid a courtesy call on GEN Lich, Minister of National Defence, and had a meeting with Sr Lt GEN Giang, Chief of the General Staff.

    They exchanged view on the security environment surrounding both countries, and agreed on enhancement of defense cooperation.

    Meeting with Sr Lt GEN Giang, Chief of the General Staff
    Meeting with Sr Lt GEN Giang, Chief of the General Staff
    Meeting with Sr Lt GEN Giang, Chief of the General Staff
    Meeting with Sr Lt GEN Giang, Chief of the General Staff
    Group Photos
    Group Photos
    Courtesy call on GEN Lich, Minister of National Defence
    Courtesy call on GEN Lich, Minister of National Defence
    Group Photos
    Group Photos
    Guard of Honor
    Guard of Honor
  • JCS GEN YAMAZAKI received the order of Légion d’ honneur from France.

    JCS GEN YAMAZAKI received the order of Légion d’ honneur from French Ambassador HE. Laurent PIC. With given honorable order, the JSDF will further strengthen defense cooperation with France.

    The order of Légion d’ honneur is that Government of France cites a civilian or military officer for prominent achievement in the field of culture, science etc.

    General Yamazaki ,French Ambassador HE. Laurent PIC
    General Yamazaki ,French Ambassador HE. Laurent PIC
    Defense Minister Kono, General Yamazaki ,French Ambassador HE. Laurent PIC
    Defense Minister Kono, General Yamazaki ,French Ambassador HE. Laurent PIC
    シャイシャン国防副大臣への表敬
  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    GENYamazaki had a meeting with GENClaudioGraziano, Chairman of the EU Military Committee, and they shared understanding on SA in Indo-Pacificregion, also agreed to promote their defense cooperation and engagement in order to realize a FreeAndOpenIndoPacific.

  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    GENYamazaki had a meeting with GCA Luc de Rancourt, DGRIS,French Ministry of the Armed Forces, and they shared understanding on SA and security environment in Indo-Pacific region, also agreed to deepen Japan-France defense cooperation and engagement as Special Partners.

  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    Raisina2020, GENYamazaki took part in a paneldiscussion with military service chiefs.He described distinctive measures to realize a “free and open Indo-Pacific,” as well as deliver the importance to firmly orchestrate concerned countries' efforts to maintain maritime order.

  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    GENYamazaki had a meeting with ADM David Tony Radakin,British CNS, and they shared understanding on situational awareness and security environment in Indo-Pacific region,also agreed to further deepen Japan-UK defense cooperation and engagement as Global Strategic Partners.

  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    GENYamazaki,CJJS, had meetings with Minister for Defence of India Rajnath Singh.We have bilaterally conducted training and exercises such as “Dharma Guardian” and “Shinyu Maitri”besides that Japan-India 2+2 and defense ministerial meetings were held in November.

  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    In India, GENYamazaki had a meeting with VADM David Lance Johnston, VCDF, and they sharedunderstanding on situational awareness and current security environment in Indo-Pacific region, also agreed to further deepen Japan-Australian defense cooperation and engagement.

  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    GENYamazaki,CJJS,had a bilat-meeting with GENBipinRawat,The First Indian Chief of Defence Staff. It was GENRawat’s first CHOD level meeting as CDS.Tow top military officials of Japan and India reaffirmed the importance of further promoting their bilateral cooperation.

  • Raisina Dialogue 2020

    This is the Inaugural Session of Raisina Dialogue 2020 with over 600 participants from more than 100 countries.This marks the third time that Chief of Japan Joint Staff takes part in the dialogue.GEN YAMAZAKI will deliver Japan’s efforts to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific.

2019

  • Gen. Yamazaki invited Gen. Noel S Clement, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

    JCS Gen. Yamazaki invited Philippines Gen. Noel S Clement who is Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines on 12th DEC.

    They discussed the promotion Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and reaffirmed the importance of defense cooperation and exchanges between JSDF and Armed Forces of the Philippines.

    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    General Yamazaki, Chief of Joint Staff and General Noel S Clement, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
    General Yamazaki, Chief of Joint Staff and General Noel S Clement, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Gen. Yamazaki invited GEN Angus Campbell, Chief of Australian Defense Forces.

    JCS Gen. Yamazaki invited Australian GEN Angus Campbell who is Chief of Australian Defense Forces on 20th NOV.

    They discussed Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and shared their opinions regarding promotion of defense cooperation and exchanges.

    Gen. Yamazaki Chief of Joint Staff and Gen. Campbell Chief of Australian Defense Force
    Gen. Yamazaki Chief of Joint Staff and Gen. Campbell Chief of Australian Defense Force
    Discussion
    Discussion
  • Chief of staff ’s meeting with Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

    General YAMAZAKI Koji, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff had a meeting with General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Joint Staff, Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, 12 November 2019.

    In the meeting, the two leaders exchanged regional situational awareness, reaffirmed the importance of the Japan-U.S. Alliance throughout the Indo-Pacific region, and agreed to promote Japan-US defense cooperation.

    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    General Yamazaki Chief of Staff And General Milley Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    General Yamazaki Chief of Staff And General Milley Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific visit to Japan

    Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and General Koji Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff held bilateral talks between 31 Oct. and 1 Nov. at the Ministry of Defense, Tokyo Japan. They discussed the current security environment in the Indo-Pacific region, and U.S.-Japan defense cooperation. It was the fifth time both met in 2019.

    Admiral Davidson and General Yamazaki agreed to enhance the deterrence and response capabilities and to promote the cooperation in the wider range of the alliance under the current regional security environment which has been rapidly changing and becoming uncertain

    記念撮影
    デービッドソン米インド太平洋軍司令官との会談
  • Commander-In Chief of Defense Service Visit Joint Staff

    General Koji Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Commander-In Chief of Defense Service

    They discussed Free and Open india-Pacific and shared their opinions regarding promotion of Defense Cooperation and Exchanges.

    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Chief of staff ’s visit to the U.S.

    General Koji Yamazaki, chief of staff, Joint Staff, participated in an Armed Forces Welcome Ceremony in honor of General Mark A. Milley, United States Army, Twentieth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, 1 October 2019.

    In addition, General Yamazaki had a trilateral meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Han Ki Park, hosted by Gen. Milley at the Pentagon.

    The meeting focused on multilateral cooperation that ensures readiness to respond to any regional contingency and promotes long-term peace and stability in northeast Asia.

    Gen. Milley reaffirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to defend both the ROK and Japan if called upon and to provide extended deterrence guaranteed by the full spectrum of U.S. military capabilities, including conventional, nuclear, and missile defense.

    The senior military leaders also agreed to address mutual security concerns and utilize multilateral cooperation to enhance regional peace and stability.

    JPN-US-ROK trilateral meeting
    JPN-US-ROK trilateral meeting
    GEN Milley, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN YAMAZAKI, Chief of Joint Staff GEN Park, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
    GEN Milley, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN YAMAZAKI, Chief of Joint Staff GEN Park, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Chief of Staff’s Participation in the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue 2019

    GEN YAMAZAKI, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff participated in the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue 2019, a multilateral conference held in Singapore from May 31 to June 2.

    In the conference, GEN YAMAZAKI attended one of the panel discussions ‘New Patterns of security cooperation’ with Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman, Subcommittee on East Asia, etc, Committee on Foreign Relations, US Senate; Colonel General Alexander Vasilyevich Fomin, Deputy Minister of Defence, Russia; ACM Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman, NATO Military Committee; GEN Campbell, Chief of Australian Defense Forces; Major General Ci Guowei, Chief, Office for International Military Cooperation, CMC, China.

    In the panel discussion, GEN YAMAZAKI expressed the importance of multinational cooperation based on universal values such as rule of law and freedom of navigation in order to realize ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’.

    GEN YAMAZAKI had bilateral meetings with five generals and admirals who joined the dialougue, GEN Campbell, Chief of Defense Forces, Australia; GEN Madrigal, chief of Staff, the Philippines; LTG ONG, Chief of Defense Force, Singapore; ADM Fraser, Vice Chief of the Defense Staff, U.K.; ADM Davidson, Commander of U.S. INDOPACOM and also had a JPN-US-PHL trilateral meeting with GEN Madrigal and ADM Davidson. In the bilateral meetings, GEN YAMAZAKI shared the views on regional security situation and exchanged opinions to promote multifaceted and multi-layered security cooperation strategically.

    JPN-US-PHL trilateral meeting
    JPN-US-PHL trilateral meeting
    JPN-US bilateral meeting
    JPN-US bilateral meeting
    JPN-AUS bilateral meeting
    JPN-AUS bilateral meeting
    JPN-SGP bilateral meeting
    JPN-SGP bilateral meeting
    JPN-PHL bilateral meeting
    JPN-PHL bilateral meeting
    JPN-UK bilateral meeting
    JPN-UK bilateral meeting
  • Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

    On 24th April (HST), General Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited Camp H. M. Smith, HI, and had a bilateral meeting with Admiral Davidson, Commander, United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM).

    During the meeting, the two leaders discussed a broad range of the current security environment in the Indo-Pacific region and reaffirmed that the ironclad alliance between Japan and the United States fulfills not only a critical role for Japan’s national defense, but also a cornerstone of peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and even the international arena. Both leaders shared the vision to strengthen and extend their ties and cooperation in various fields to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific while affirming their continued effort to further build-up the deterrence and response capabilities.

    Subsequently, General Yamazaki had meetings with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Admiral Aquilino and Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, Lieutenant General Craparotta.

    Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony長
    Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony
    Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony
    Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony
    Round Table talks with the staff of INDOPACOM
    Round Table talks with the staff of INDOPACOM
    Meeting with Adm. Davidson
    Meeting with Adm. Davidson
  • Inaugural Ceremony of General Koji YAMAZAKI , 6th Chief of Staff, Joint Staff

    儀仗
    儀仗
    儀仗
    着任式
    着任式
  • Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited to Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand.

    From February 10 to 16, Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited to Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand.

    During the visit, Admiral Kawano had bilateral meetings with General Angus Campbell, Chief of the Defence Force in Commonwealth of Australia. Admiral Kawano also had bilateral meetings with the Honourable Ron Mark, Minister of Defence and Air Marshal Kevin Short, Chief of Defence Force in New Zealand.

    Through these meetings, Admiral Kawano deepened mutual understanding, enhanced defense cooperation, and subsequently promoted a mutual trust. Admiral Kawano also commented on the importance of the ‘’Free and Open Indo-Pacific vision” and the initiatives for peace and stability taken by the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

    Honor Guard Ceremony in Australia
    Honor Guard Ceremony in Australia
    Investiture Ceremony by Governor General of Australia
    Investiture Ceremony by Governor General of Australia
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of the Defence Force of Australia
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of the Defence Force of Australia
    Site tour to “Multi Role Tanker Transport”
    Site tour to “Multi Role Tanker Transport”
    Honor Guard Ceremony in New Zealand
    Honor Guard Ceremony in New Zealand
    Courtesy Call with Minister of Defence of New Zealand
    Courtesy Call with Minister of Defence of New Zealand
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of Defence Force of New Zealand
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of Defence Force of New Zealand
    Site tour to “Multi Role Vessel”
    Site tour to “Multi Role Vessel”
  • Commander, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Commander, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Vice Chief of Joint Staff attended the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of FALINTIL-Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste (F-FDTL).

    On Feb 2, Lieutenant General Motomatsu, Vice Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to attend the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of FALINTIL-Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste (F-FDTL).

    During the visit, Lieutenant General Motomatsu had bilateral meetings with H.E. Mr. Filomeno Paixão, Minister of Defense, Timor-Leste, Major General Lere Anan Timur, the Chief of General Staff of F-FDTL, and H.E. Dr. José Ramos-Horta, Former President, Timor-Leste to share mutual understandings regarding security issues in Indo-Pacific region and promotion of JSDF–F-FDTL defense cooperation and exchanges.

    Guard of honor
    Guard of honor
    Bilateral meeting with Minister of Defense, Timor-Leste
    Bilateral meeting with Minister of Defense, Timor-Leste
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of General Staff of F-FDTL
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of General Staff of F-FDTL
    Bilateral meeting with Former President, Timor-Leste
    Bilateral meeting with Former President, Timor-Leste
    Commemoration
    Commemoration

2018

  • Lieutenant General Motomatsu, Vice Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited the ROK to attend the Change of Command Ceremony of the Commander, UNC/Republic of Korea—United States CFC, USFK in place of Chief of Staff, Joint Staff.

    From November 7 to 8, Lieutenant General Motomatsu, Vice Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) to attend the Change of Command Ceremony of the Commander, United Nations Command (UNC)/Republic of Korea—United States Combined Forces Command (CFC) United States Forces Korea (USFK) in place of Chief of Staff, Joint Staff.

    During the visit, Lieutenant General Motomatsu had bilateral meetings with Lieutenant General Lee Jong-Sup, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, ROK and Lieutenant General Bills, Chief of Staff, CFC/Commanding General, Eighth Army. Through these meetings, Lieutenant General Motomatsu deepened mutual understandings of security issues in Northeast Asia, enhanced defense cooperation, and subsequently promoted mutual trusts.

    Greeting to new Commanding General,UNC/CFC/USFK
    Greeting to new Commanding General,UNC/CFC/USFK
    Bilateral meeting with Vice Chairman,Joint Chiefs of Staff, ROK
    Bilateral meeting with Vice Chairman,Joint Chiefs of Staff, ROK
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of Staff, CFC/Commanding General, Eighth Army
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of Staff, CFC/Commanding General, Eighth Army
  • Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland

    From October 7 to 12, Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, visited to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.

    During the visit, Admiral Kawano had bilateral meetings with General of Army Shoigu, Defence Minister of the Russian Federation and General of Army Gerasimov, Chief of the Russian General Staff, Russian Armed Forces in Russia. Admiral Kawano also had bilateral meetings with H.E. Mr. Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, H.E. Dr. Niinistö, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Finland, and General Lindberg, Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces in the Republic of Finland.

    Through these meetings, Admiral Kawano deepened mutual understanding, enhanced defense cooperation, and subsequently promoted a mutual trust. Admiral Kawano also commented on the importance of the ‘’Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy” and the initiatives for peace and stability taken by the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

    Courtesy Call with Defence Minister of the Russian
    Courtesy Call with Defence Minister of the Russian
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of the Russian General Staff
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of the Russian General Staff
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of the Russian Navy
    Bilateral meeting with Chief of the Russian Navy
    Site tour to “Coastal Brigade”
    Site tour to “Coastal Brigade”
    Honor Guard Ceremony in Finland
    Honor Guard Ceremony in Finland
    Courtesy Call with the President of the Republic of Finland
    Courtesy Call with the President of the Republic of Finland
    Courtesy Call with Minister of Defence of Finland
    Courtesy Call with Minister of Defence of Finland
    General Lindberg, Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces
    General Lindberg, Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces
    Site tour to Coastal Brigade
    Site tour to Coastal Brigade
    Site tour to the Naval Academy
    Site tour to the Naval Academy
  • 21st Annual Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) Conference

    From September 9 to 14, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, ADM Kawano attended the 21st Annual Chief s of Defense (CHOD) Conference in Hawaii.

  • Japan-United States-Republic of Korea CHOD Multilateral Discussions

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, the outgoing U.S. Pacific Command commander, and Adm. Philip S. Davidson, the incoming U.S. Pacific Command commander, joined Gen. Dunford for the meeting.

    The senior-most Japanese, U.S., and ROK military officers last met in Oct 2017 and have met six times since July 2014. This session featured discussions on multilateral cooperation that ensures readiness to respond to any regional contingency and promotes long-term peace and stability in northeast Asia.

    Gen. Dunford reaffirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to defend both the ROK and Japan if called upon and to provide extended deterrence guaranteed by the full spectrum of U.S. military capabilities, including conventional, nuclear, and missile defense.

    The senior military leaders agreed to continue working together to further mutual security issues in order to enhance peace and stability in the region.

  • Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited General Jonathan Holbert. VANCE, Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk

2017

  • Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited GA GERASIMOV Valery Vasilyevich, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited LTG Mahmoud Ibrahim Mahmoud HEGAZY, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Visit of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

    The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff and General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Japan Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano met with Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo on Aug 18th to discuss the current security environment in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan-U.S. defense cooperation.

    Admiral Kawano and General Dunford stated that North Korea’s repeated provocation, including ballistic missiles launch, is utterly unacceptable, and reaffirmed the importance of cooperation between Japan Self-Defense Forces and United States Armed Forces to address threats posed by North Korea and its nuclear and ballistic missile development.

    General Dunford reiterated that U.S. commitment to the defense of Japan including extended deterrence remain ironclad.

  • The Chief of Staff, Japan Joint Staff-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Conference

  • Visit of Lieutenant General Keating, Chief of Defence Force, New Zealand

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk

    The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff and Lieutenant General Keating, Chief of Defence Force, New Zealand

    • 1. Lieutenant General Timothy Keating, Chief of Defence Force, New Zealand paid a visit to the Ministry of Defense, Japan on Monday 24th July. It was the fifth time for Chief of Defence Force, New Zealand to visit Japan since 2000.
    • 2. In the meeting between Admiral Kawano and Lieutenant General Keating, they confirmed to cooperate closely on the shared recognition that ensuring peace and stability in the region is essential for achieving global peace and prosperity.
    • 3. Admiral Kawano welcomed the recent enhancement of Japan-New Zealand defense exchanges at unit level such as the port call of HMNZS TE KAHA to Tokyo last month and the participation of JASDF KC-767 in the Air Tattoo hosted by New Zealand Air Force. Admiral Kawano expressed that JSDF will keep promoting the defense cooperation and exchanges between Japan and New Zealand.
    • 4. Lieutenant General Keating highlighted partnership of New Zealand and Japan as Pacific nation which share security environment, and also stated a possibility of future cooperation in the field of disaster relief pointing out the JSDF’s support at the earthquake occurred in New Zealand last year as an example. In addition, Lieutenant General Keating expressed further promotion on defense engagement between New Zealand Defence Force and JSDF such as unit level exchanges.
  • Bilateral Amphibious Steering Group achievement

    13th June 2017, JSDF, 7thFleet and ⅢMEF held Bilateral Amphibious Steering Group at Ichigaya, Tokyo.

    Conference participants
    Conference participants
    LtGEN NICHOLSON CG, Ⅲ MEF
    LtGEN NICHOLSON CG, Ⅲ MEF
    VADM AUCOIN CO, C7F
    VADM AUCOIN CO, C7F
    BASG
    BASG

    The purpose of the conference was to orient the direction of Amphibious operations and trainings.

    U.S. and Japanese main commander (General/Admiral level) participated in BASG, and concur on the direction of strong cooperation and promoting joint operations. Japan's surrounding security environment is tense and JGSDF newly develops “ARDB”(Amphibious Rapid Development Brigade) will need close cooperation more than ever, and in order to respond to attacks on the remote islands of Japan.

    JSDF is united to develop an integrated capability for the defense of Japan.

  • Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited GEN Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk

    The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staffand General Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO

    • 1. General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, paid a visit to the Ministry of Defense, Japanon Monday 5th June. It was the first time for Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO to visit Japan.
    • 2. In the meeting between Admiral Kawano and General Mercier, they agreed to cooperate closely on the shared recognition that ensuring peace and stability in the regionis essential for achieving global peace and prosperity. Theyalso agreed to promote security cooperation between Japan and NATO based on the Individual Partnership Cooperation Programme.
    • 3. Admiral Kawano welcomed the recent enhancement of Japan-NATO defense exchanges and cooperation through the participation in NATO hosted conferences and seminars, and bilateral consultations such as Staff Talks and dispatch of a JSDF officer to the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. In addition, Admiral Kawano expressed that JSDF will promote the exchanges and cooperation in terms of sharing situational awareness and building human networks.
    • 4.General Mercier highlighted that NATO welcomes Japan’s policy of proactive contribution to peace and looks forward to new cooperation opportunities. Although the security environment is different in the Euro- Atlantic region and Asia-Pacific region, and notwithstanding geographic distance between Japan and the NATO member nations, in a more globalized and interlinked world, each of this two regions is affected by, and can affect, political and security developments beyond its borders.
                    

    June 8, 2017 The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staffand General Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO

  • The Chief of Staff, Japan Joint Staff-Commander, U.S. Pacific Commander Conference and Tour

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. met with Japan Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo on May 16 to discuss the current security

    Greeting
    Greeting
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
    モンゴメリー海軍少将への感謝状贈呈
    コイ海軍中佐への感謝状贈呈
    記念撮影
    与那国島の視察
    与那国駐屯地の視察
    Admiral Kawano invited Admiral Harris to Yonaguni Coast Observation Unit in Yonaguni
  • Visit to Kingdom of Sweden

    Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO visited to the Kingdom of Sweden

    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Gift Exchange
    Gift Exchange
    Gift Exchange
    Gift Exchange
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
    部隊視察をする河野統合幕僚長
    部隊視察をする河野統合幕僚長
  • Visit of Lieutenant General Mahmoud Freihat,Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jordan Armed Forces

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Visit to Saudi Arabia、Qatar and Oman

    Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO visited to the Saudi Arabia、Qatar and Oman

    サウジ ムハンマド国防大臣 表敬
    サウジ ブナイヤン参謀総長との会談
    カタール ガーニム参謀総長との会談
    オマーン バドル国防相 表敬
    オマーン ナブハーニ参謀総長との会談

2016

  • Visit to Laos and Indonesia

    Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO visited to the Laos and Indonesia

    ラオスでの歓迎式典
    チャンサモーン・チャンニャラート ラオス国防大臣との会談
    リャミザルト・リャクドゥ インドネシア国防大臣への表敬
    エディ・ラフマヤディ インドネシア陸軍戦略予備軍司令官への表敬
  • Joint Statement on Trilateral Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting

    河野統合幕僚長は、米統合参謀本部議長ジョセフ・ダンフォード大将の招待を受け、10月14日、米国防総省において韓国合同参謀本部議長イ・スンジン大将とともに3ヶ国による会談に参加しました。

    WASHINGTON D.C. –Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford hosted Republic of Korea Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Sun-Jin Lee, and Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano for a trilateral meeting at the Pentagon Oct. 14. Joining General Dunford were Commander,

       October 15, 2016 Joint Statement on Trilateral Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting

  • Commander,U.S.Forces,Japan and Commander,5th Air Force Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Commander,U.S.Forces,Japan and Commander,5th Air Force

    マルティネス司令官を出迎える河野統幕長
    マルティネス司令官に対する栄誉礼及び儀じょう
    儀じょうを巡閲するマルティネス在日米軍司令官
    河野統幕長とマルティネス司令官との懇談
  • Visit to the Germany

    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Floral tribute
    Floral tribute
    Gift Exchange
    Gift Exchange
  • 19th Annual Chiefs of Defense (CHOD)

    From September 5 to 7, Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO attended the 19 Annual Chiefs of Difense (CHOD) in Philipines.

    日米韓 三国間会談
    日米豪印 四国間会談
  • Visit of General Pavel, Chairman of the Military Committee, NATO

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Visits Multilateral Joint Exercise Cobra Gold 16

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff visited the Kingdom of Thailand to observe the multilateral joint exercise Cobra Gold 16.

    タイ国軍の出迎えを受ける河野統幕長
    タイ国軍の出迎えを受ける河野統幕長
    Royal Thai Armed Forces Welcome Chief of Staff Kawano
    ソンマイ国軍司令官との懇談
    ソンマイ国軍司令官との懇談
    Informal Talk with GEN Sommai Kaotira, Supreme Commander of RTAF
  • The tenth anniversary of the Joint Staff

    A ceremony was held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Joint Staff, inviting past defense ministers, state ministers, parliamentary vice-ministers, and chiefs of staff as well as the U.S. Pacific Command commander and the U.S. Forces, Japan commander.

    Singing of National Anthem
    Singing of National Anthem
    Address by Chief of Staff Kawano
    Address by Chief of Staff Kawano
    Address by Defense Minister Nakatani
    Address by Defense Minister Nakatani
    Address by Fourth Defense Minister Ishiba
    Address by Fourth Defense Minister Ishiba

    Meeting between Chief of Staff Kawano and ADM Harry B. Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command

    Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff invited and held a meeting at the Ministry of Defense with Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Joint Staff.

    The two sides confirmed that further enhancing interoperability between Japan and the United States was important for strengthening the deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S. Alliance.

    In addition, the two sides exchanged views regarding their countries’ common security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, including the situation in North Korea. The two sides also exchanged views regarding the lessons from the FY2015 Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise (command post exercise) held in January 2016, and agreed that the two countries would accelerate efforts to secure the effectiveness of the new Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation.

  • Visit of ADM Harry B. Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command 

    Greeting
    Greeting
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk

    Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff conferred the Defense Cooperation Award Second Class to U.S Navy Commander Andrew H. Collier, J5 Japan Country Director of the U.S. Pacific Command, for his distinguished service in deepening mutual understanding and close collaboration between Japan and the United States, in the presence of Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.

  • Trilateral Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff visited the U.S. Pacific Command at the invitation of the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and attended a Japan-U.S.-ROK trilateral joint chiefs of staff meeting.

    日米韓参謀総長級会談の様子(米軍提供)
    日米韓参謀総長級会談の様子(米軍提供)
    Trilateral Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forces)
    会談後の記念撮影(米軍提供)
    Commemorative Photo After Meeting (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forces)

    The Result of the Trilateral Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting

    U.S. Marine Corps General Joseph F. Dunford, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted a trilateral video-teleconference on February 10 (local time), inviting Republic of Korea Army General Sun-Jin Lee, Chairman of the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff and Maritime Self-Defense Force Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff.

    The trilateral meeting was last held in July 2014. Discussions took place on trilateral information sharing and collaboration in light of the increasing seriousness of the North Korean nuclear and missile threats.

    The meeting reflected the nations’ efforts to enhance trilateral information sharing on North Korea nuclear and missile threat. The three chiefs of defense agreed to coordinate further on mutual security issues to enhance peace and stability in the region.

2015

  • Chief of Defense Force, Malaysian Armed Forces, Visit Joint Staff

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, Visit Joint Staff

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • General Tom Middendorp, Netherlands Chief of Defense Visit ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
    Gift Exchange
    Gift Exchange

    The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff and General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence, the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    • 1. General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence, the Netherlands paid an official visit to the Ministry of Defense and had a meeting with Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces on 9th October, 2015 during his visit to Japan. This is the first time for the Chief of Defence, the Netherlands to visit Japan.
    • 2. In the meeting between Admiral Kawano and General Middendorp today, they agreed to promote security cooperation between JSDF and the Dutch Armed Forces through various efforts for the UN PKO, under the shared recognition that regional peace and stability are essential for the prosperity of global society. They referred to an achievement of the Operation for Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq which two nations cooperated together in 2004.
    • 3. Admiral Kawano expressed his gratitude for contributions of a Dutch naval officer as the staff to the first Japanese Commander of CTF (Combined Task Force) 151, which he has successfully accomplished his responsibility. They confirmed to keep close cooperation in activities for regional peace and stability such as the Counter-Piracy Operation in the Gulf of Aden.
    • 4. General Middendorp welcomed the further advancement of defense cooperation and exchange between Japan and the Netherlands under bilateral and multilateral frameworks. They confirmed to promote defense cooperation especially in the area of UN PKO and counter-piracy operation.

       The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff and General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence, the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • Chief of the General Staff of Mongolia Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Major General Dulamsuren Davaa, Chief of the General Staff of Mongolia

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
    Gift Exchange
    Gift Exchange

    The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff and Major General Dulamsuren Davaa, Chief of the General Staff of Mongolia

    • 1. Major General, Chief of the General Staff of Mongolia paid an official visit to Japan from 4th to 7th October, 2015, upon the invitation of Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces, and it has been 8 years since the last time Chief of the General Staff of Mongolia visited Japan.
    • 2. In the meeting between Admiral Kawano and Major General Davaa today, they affirmed to promote security cooperation on the shared recognition that ensuring peace and stability in the region is essential for achieving global prosperity. Especially, both agreed to deepen its cooperation in several challenges for United Nations Peacekeeping Operation.
    • 3. Admiral Kawano expressed his appreciation for accepting JSDF’s participation in the Multilateral Training “Khaan Quest” organized by Mongolia and agreed to continue cooperating each other through such as Capacity Building in engineering and medical field for strengthening relationship with Mongolian Armed Forces and contributing regional peace and stability.
    • 4. Major General Davaa appreciated the warm hospitality extended by Admiral Kawano and welcomed personnel exchanges include sending 19 students of Mongolia to National Defense Academy of Japan at present and affirmed to promote the exchanges.

       The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff and Major General Dulamsuren Davaa, Chief of the General Staff of Mongolia

  • Chief of Defence Forces Royal Thai Armed Forces Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited GEN Worapong Sanganetra, Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.

    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
    Gift Exchange
    Gift Exchange

    The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff and General Worapong Sanganetra, Chief of Defense Forces of Thailand

    • 1.General Worapong Sanganetra, Chief of Defense Forces of Thailand paid an official visit to Japan from 29th July to 1st August, 2015, upon the invitation of Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces, and it has been 5 years since the last time Chief of Defense Forces of Thailand visited Japan.
    • 2.In the meeting between Admiral Kawano and General Worapong today, they exchanged views on issues such as the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region and affirmed to promote the cooperation and exchanges between defense authorities of the two countries as decided upon at Japan-Thailand Summit Meeting in Feb 2015.
    • 3.They affirmed to promote security cooperation on the shared recognition that ensuring peace and stability in the region is essential for achieving global prosperity. Especially, both agreed to cooperate in ADMM plus HA/DR experts’ working group which Japan serves as co-chairs and Military Medicine experts’ working group which Thailand serves as co-chairs to deepen mutual understanding and strengthen cooperative relations between regional countries include ASEAN countries.
    • 4.Admiral Kawano expressed his appreciation for dispatching two naval officers of Thailand who graduated from National Defense Academy of Japan and understand Japan well to CTF151 Headquarter, its commander is designated Rear Admiral Ito, and agreed to continue to cooperate each other through such as Counter Piracy Operation .
    • 5.General Worapong appreciated the warm hospitality extended by Admiral Kawano and welcomed continuing to participate in the Cobra Gold and personnel exchanges include sending students of Thailand to National Defense Academy of Japan and affirmed to promote the exchanges.

       The result of the meeting between Admiral Kawano, Chief of Joint Staff and General Worapong Sanganetra, Chief of Defense Forces of Thailand

  • Visit to the United States

    Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO visited to the United States

    Adm. Kawano met with US Vice President Biden.
    Adm. Kawano met with US Vice President Biden.
    献花をする河野統幕長(アーリントン国立墓地)
    献花をする河野統幕長(アーリントン国立墓地)
    米統合参謀本部議長の出迎え
    米統合参謀本部議長の出迎え
    日米戦略対話
    日米戦略対話

       July 17, 2015 Joint Press Release

  • Commander,U.S.Forces,Japan and Commander,5th Air Force Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Commander,U.S.Forces,Japan and Commander,5th Air Force

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Commander,U.S.Forces,Japan and Commander,5th Air Force Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Commander,U.S.Forces,Japan and Commander,5th Air Force

    Greeting in Entrance
    Greeting in Entrance
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    Round of Inspection
    Round of Inspection
    Informal Talk
    Informal Talk
  • Visit to the Jordan

    From May 10 to 14, Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO visited to Jordan.

    アブドッラー国王陛下への謁見
    栄誉礼を受ける河野統幕長
    ザベン統合参謀本部議長との懇談及びギフト交換
    ザベン統合参謀本部議長との懇談及びギフト交換
  • Visit to the Southern Sudan and Djibouti

    From April 8 to 11, Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO visited to Southern Sudan and Djibouti.

    栄誉礼及び儀じょうを受ける河野統幕長(南スーダン派遣施設隊)
    栄誉礼及び儀じょうを受ける河野統幕長(南スーダン派遣施設隊)
    宿営地視察(南スーダン派遣施設隊)
    宿営地視察(南スーダン派遣施設隊)
    施設作業現場視察(南スーダン派遣施設隊)
    施設作業現場視察(南スーダン派遣施設隊)
    拠点視察(派遣海賊対処行動部隊)
    拠点視察(派遣海賊対処行動部隊)
    栄誉礼及び儀じょうを受ける河野統幕長(派遣海賊対処行動部隊)
    栄誉礼及び儀じょうを受ける河野統幕長(派遣海賊対処行動部隊)
    艦艇視察(派遣海賊対処行動部隊)
    艦艇視察(派遣海賊対処行動部隊)
    記念撮影(南スーダン派遣施設隊)
    記念撮影(派遣海賊対処行動部隊)
    UNMISS国連事務総長特別代表 ロイ女史との会談
    軍事部門副司令官 ラメシュ少将との会談
    ジブチ国防大臣 フファネ閣下との会談
    CJTF-HOA副司令官 ウエスト大佐との会談
    在ジブチ仏軍副司令官 カミュ大佐との会談
  • Chieman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited Chieman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Both sides shared the recognition about mutual security environmert and the importans to strengthen cooperation between JSDF and US Forces in the future.

    デンプシー統参議長を出迎える河野統幕長
    デンプシー統参議長に対する栄誉礼及び儀じょう
    儀じょう隊を巡閲するデンプシー統参議長
    河野統幕長とデンプシー統参議長との懇談
  • Swedish Supreme Commander Visit Joint Staff

    ADM Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, formally invited GEN Sverker Göranson, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces.

    ヨーランソン最高司令官に対する栄誉礼及び儀じょう
    Formal Salute of a Guard of Honor
    儀じょう隊を巡閲するヨーランソン最高司令官
    Round of Inspection
    河野統幕長とヨーランソン最高司令官との懇談
    Informal Talk
    ギフト交換をする河野統幕長とヨーランソン最高司令官
    Gift Exchange

2014

  • Visit to the United States

    From December 17 to 20, Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO visited to the United States.

    アーリントン国立墓地での献花
    アーリントン国立墓地での献花
    スペンサー空軍副参謀総長とのギフト交換
    オディエルノ陸軍参謀総長とのギフト交換
    デンプシー統合参謀本部議長 表敬
    グリナート海軍作戦部長との懇談及びギフト交換
    ダンフォード米海兵隊総司令官とのギフト交換
  • 17th Annual Chiefs of Defense (CHOD)

    From November 3 to 6, Chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, KAWANO attended the 17 Annual Chiefs of Difense (CHOD) in Brunei.

    26ヵ国の参謀総長等
    アメリカ:ロックリア太平洋軍司令官
    ラオス:ウッタカイソン参謀総局次長
    バングラデシュ:ベラル参謀長
    マレーシア:ズルキフェリ国軍司令官
    ニュージーランド:キーティング国軍司令官
    カナダ:ローソン参謀総長
    モンゴル:ビャンバジャブ参謀総長
    ブルネイ:タヒン国軍司令官
    フィリピン:カタパング国軍参謀総長
    オーストラリア:グリッグス国軍副司令官
    インドネシア:モエルドコ国軍司令官
    パプアニューギニア:トロポ国軍司令官
    シンガポール:ウン国軍司令官
    日米豪3ヵ国会談
    日米豪3ヵ国会談
  • Inaugural Ceremony of Admiral Katsutoshi KAWANO , 5th Chief of Staff, Joint Staff

    出迎え
    出迎え
    儀仗
    儀仗
    儀仗
    儀仗
    着任式
    着任式
    着任式
    着任式