Islamabad – Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Mr. Hiroshi Oe and Mrs. Midori Oe hosted a reception on 28th May, 2013 to celebrate the 59th Anniversary of Japan Self-Defense Forces Day. Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed HI (M) was the chief guest on the occasion.
Colonel Ken Asada, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Japan, represented the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). The reception was attended by parliamentarians, senior civilian and military officials of the Government of Pakistan, members of the diplomatic community and other important 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.