Colonel Mamoru Nanjo, Defense Attache, Embassy of Japan, represented the Japan Self-Defense Forces
Japan's Air Self-Defense Force
units in charge of the PAC3 interceptor system arrived on Saturday in the three prefectures and nearby Ehime Prefecture, Japan's broadcaster (NHK World) reported.
Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force
(MSDF) will dispatch a P-3C surveillance aircraft to the drill, while the Filipino navy will send a vessel and a plane to the high sea southwest of Manila, Japan's public broadcaster NHK cited the Japanese Defense Ministry as reporting.
"I will tell you that I was very impressed with not just the cooperation, but really the operational capabilities that they (the Japanese Self-Defense Forces
) are starting to bring together," said Brig.
According to the defense guidelines approved by the Cabinet in 2010, the number of tanks was around 400 for the Ground Self-Defense Force
, along with 48 destroyers for the Maritime Self-Defense Force
and about 260 fighter planes for the Air Self-Defense Force
Japanese Ambassador Shigeru Endo and his wife hosted a celebration at the embassy on Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of Japan's Self-Defense Forces
ISLAMABAD, July 2 -- Japanese Ambassador Chihiro Atsumi and Mrs Ikuko Atsumi hosted a reception at a local hotel on Wednesday to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Japan Self-Defense Forces
An advance team of Self-Defense Forces
personnel preparing for patrol aircraft operations off Somalia left Japan on Monday for Djibouti, where two P-3C surveillance planes will be based for an antipiracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.
When I had first begun to cover the Self-Defense Forces
, their 'tip of the spear' was generally pointed north--toward Sakhalin, the Kuriles and Siberia.
Specifically, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the United States Military Training Mission (USMTM), USCENTCOM's security cooperation organization, has assisted the Saudi Arabian armed forces (SAAF) in developing, training and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces
for over forty years.
18-28, more than 20,000 visitors came through our gates at the North Dock port facility to tour the ships and observe maneuver rehearsals conducted by the Japanese Self-Defense Forces
The Self-Defense Forces
(SDF) launched a two-day drill Friday in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture to practice the evacuation of overseas Japanese threatened by foreign conflict or political turmoil.