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Japan Self-Defense Forces Day 2018

3 July 2018

On the 27th of June 2018 the Embassy of Japan in South Africa hosted a reception in celebration of the 64th anniversary of Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF).

A keynote speech given by Shigeyuki Hiroki, Ambassador of Japan to South Africa, expanded on the origin and recent activities of the JSDF.

Guests enjoyed a selection of Japanese food and drinks including sushi, tempura, Japanese sake and whisky. They also experienced Japanese hospitality provided by ladies wearing beautiful Kimonos (a traditional Japanese garment).

The reception was attended by various military personnel, including Rear Admiral D.G Jamieson, Deputy Chief of the South African Navy.




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