Japan Defense Agency


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Japan Defense Agency

The former name of the Japanese Ministry of Defense. It changed its name in 2006.
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Once Japan Defense Agency Director-General Gen Nakatani was replaced with Shigeru Ishiba--a supporter of the right of collective self-defense and ballistic missile defense--in the fall of 2002, the formal organizational inertia in Japan began to fall away.
The Japan Defense Agency would also like to consider how best we can cooperate,'' he said in a speech
In a May 9, 2001 press article, a senior official of the Japan Defense Agency (JDA) reportedly explained, "We can understand U.
Generally, the LDP works closely with officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Defense Agency, both of which are strongly pro-alliance, but its positions are constrained by the need to placate its New Komeito coalition ally, a small but a well-organized and disciplined party that is affiliated with the Buddhist Soka Gakkai ("Value Creation Society") organization.
17) Japan Defense Agency, Defense of Japan, 1993, p.
25) E-mail from Japan Defense Agency official, March 5, 2002.
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