Japan Self-Defense Force Day Reception

On 30 August, Ambassador Yamamoto and Colonel Fujita, Defense Attaché (resident in Stockholm), hosted a reception to celebrate the anniversary of the Self-Defense Force of Japan.
 
Though the reception was held later than usual, it was well attended by a large number of guests from various Finnish circles as well as diplomatic corps and defense attaches, reflecting the current development that Prime Minister Abe and President Niinisto shared the views on necessity to further promote the defense exchanges when Prime Minister Abe visited Finland in July on the occasion of Suomi/Finland 100, and the security environment continues to change both in East Asia and in the surrounding region of Finland. 
A lot of guests expressed their expectations for the Japanese resident Defense Attaché who will soon arrive in Helsinki.
 
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