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Tokyo Missile Defense - Patriot Battery System

If you’ve followed the news recently you might have heard that North Korea is planning a rocket launch “test” sometime this week or the following. It’s not the first time either, but this time the Japanese Self Defense Forces are taking precautions, and I was a little bit surprised to see a patriot missile system passing through the gates of the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo’s Ichigaya district the other day. 263 more words

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More Blue Impulse Air Show

Some more shots of the wonderful Blue Impulse Air Show at Iruma Base up in Saitama prefecture, just north of Tokyo. Shooting air shows is a tricky thing, it demands not only that you know the optimal mix of settings on your camera, but also that you know where and how fast the airplanes are going. 217 more words

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Iruma Base Air Show 2010

It’s this time of the year again, the annual Iruma Base Air Show! I try to go every year but this year and last we were able to enjoy fantastic weather and a brilliant blue sky with just enough clouds to make it interesting. 191 more words

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Miss Air Force

At the Air Force show in Iruma City last week I managed to get these shots of two of the contestants for the annual Miss Air Force competition. 58 more words

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Blue Impulse

Earlier this week I visited the air force base closest to Tokyo, in Iruma city up in Saitama prefecture. Once a year the base throws on a big air show and this years sunny but cold weather drew about 220 000 people. 228 more words

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