Japan Self-Defense Forces Day celebrated by the Embassy of Japan

PRESS RELEASE N0: JPNEMPAK 17-18
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Japan Self-Defense Forces Day
celebrated by the Embassy of Japan
 
Islamabad: 16th May, 2017
 
Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Mr. Takashi Kurai and Mrs. Rieko Kurai hosted a reception on 16th May, 2017 to celebrate the 63rd Anniversary of the Japan Self-Defense Forces Day. Lieutenant General Javed Mehmood Bukhari (HIM), Quarter Master General, General Headquarters, was the chief guest on the occasion. Colonel Koji Hirata, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Japan, represented the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). The reception was attended by the parliamentarians, senior civilian and military officials of the Government of Pakistan, members of the diplomatic community and other dignitaries from the public and private sectors.
 
JSDF Day celebrates the establishment of the Japan Defense Agency and the inauguration of the Japan Ground, Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces on 1st July, 1954. The Japan Defense Agency was upgraded to the Ministry of Defense in 2007. (END)