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Hi, all.
I'll tell you my own expectation of FY 2014 schedule for your travel aid.
JSDF usually release their official show schedule(s) by the March-end, but this year they don't. When I get the infos. about the Japanese air show schedule, I'll update this list as soon as possible.

<FY2014, confirmed>(01 Apr.2014 - 31 Mar. 2015)
06 Apr. JASDF Kumagaya
12 Apr. JGSDF Somagahara
20 Apr. JGSDF Kasuminome
20 Apr. JGSDF Takayubaru
26 Apr. JMSDF Kanoya experience flight to the invitee, 1030-1500
Blue impulse(B.I.) training flight
(B.I. move to Kanoya on 25 Apr., via Hamamatsu and tsuiki)
27 Apr. JMSDF Kanoaya Airshow, 0800-1500 with B.I.
(B.I. move to Matsushima on 28 Apr.)

03 May. NAF Atsugi, "Spring Festival 2014", open house with static displays.
05 May. MCAS Iwakuni, Static only. (No air show)
18 May. JGSDF Kasumigaura.
25 May. JASDF Shizuhama.
25 May. JGSDF Kita-Utsunomiya
25 May. JMSDF Ohmura
31 May. JMSDF Ohminato port(the airfield will open on 1 Jun.)
UH-60J-demo 1100-1110, AH-1S-demo :1150-1200 and 1220-1230
31 May. JASDF Hofu-South openhouse.

01 Jun. JMSDF Ohminato air field, 0900-1500, Static, UH-60J, SH-60J, and AH-1S.
Flight display during 1100-1200, AH-1S RTB at 1500.
01 Jun. JASDF Hofu-North airshow.
07 Jun. MCAS Futenma, Flight line Fair 2014 1400-2200.
08 Jun. MCAS Futenma, Flight line fair 2014. 1400-2200.
(Foreigners must ask to the P.R.O.)

08 Jun. JASDF Miho with B.I..
22 Jun. JGSDF Okadama(Sapporo air port), 0900-1500.
http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/nae/11d/jgsdf ... event.html
22 Jun. JMSDF Tokushima openhouse, 0800-1500, static display only.
(Air show will be held in autumn)
http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/tokusima/
28 Jun. USAF Kadena. American Fest 2014.(DoD ID holder only)
29 Jun. USAF Kadena. American Fest 2014.(DoD ID holder and Japanese only)
(Foreigners must ask to the P.R.O.), Static displays(F-15, KC-135, E-3, HH-60etc..)
http://www.kadena.af.mil/americafest2014.asp

19 Jul. JMSDF Ozuki, 'Kids Festa" O.H.. 4*T-5s will fly 1220-1245 and T-5 static display only.
http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/oz-atg/
19 Jul. JMSDF Shimofusa, "Summer festival" O.H., 0900-1600, some static displays.
http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/simohusa/even ... -info.html
20 Jul, Civil Okadama airport(Sapporo air port or JGSDF Okadama),
Air show with B.I., 0900-1500.
20 Jul JMSDF Komatsujima
27 Jul. JMSDF Tateyama, "Umimachi Festa 2014" O.H.. 0900-1600.
http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/tateyama/item ... imachi.htm
27 Jul. JMSDF Maizuru, "Summer Festa" O.H.. 0900-1600
http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/tateyama/hs23/rd/index2.html

03 Aug. JASDF Chitose with B.I..
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/chitose/kouho ... index.html
23 Aug. Civil Helicopter air show at Kurosurando-Oyabe(Toyama pref.)
24 Aug. Civil Helicopter air show at Kurosurando-Oyabe(Toyama pref.)

06 Sep. USAF Yokota http://www.yokota.af.mil/
07 Sep. USAF Yokota http://www.yokota.af.mil/
07 Sep. JASDF/USAF Misawa, with B.I..
14 Sep. JMSDF Iwakuni
20 Sep. JASDF Komatsu with B.I..
20 Sep. JMSDF Ohminato
21 Sep. JMSDF Hachinohe
21 Sep. Civil Fukui Airport air show(Fukui pref., small show. JMSDF a/c(type?) will come.)
23 Sep. Civil Hanamaki airport(Iwate pref.), Sky Festa 2014 with B.I..(remoto show)
(National holiday in Japan)
27 Sep. JMSDF Shimofusa, 0800-1700.
27 Sep. Civil Tokyo-Haneda Int'l airport, a festival with some static displays.
(At the maintenance area. The nearest station is "Tenkubashi" by monorail.)
28 Sep. HASDF Akita.0900-1500. UH-60J's SAR-demo 1330-.
28 Sep. JASDF Hamamatsu with B.I..
28 Sep. JGSDF Tachikawa, 0900-1500.

04 Oct. JASDF Matsushima, Iruma, Komatsu, and Nyutabaru,
Experience flight for the JSDF-day. you cannot enter the base,
but you can see some flights from out side.
04 Oct. JMSDF Tokushima
05 Oct. JGSDF Kisarazu
05 Oct. JMSDF Tateyama (Date Changed!)
06 Oct. to 27 Oct. 501sqn. will move to Hamamatsu AB.
11 Oct. JGSDF Metabaru
19 Oct. JGSDF Akeno
19 Oct. JASDF Hyakuri, Rehearsal day of the Military Review with B.I..
19 Oct. JMSDF Ozuki "Swell Festa 2014".
26 Oct. JASDF Hyakuri. Military Review with B.I..
(Rehearsal on Sep.17, 18, 19, Oct. 1, 7, 13, 15, 19 and 22)

03 Nov. JASDF Iruma with B.I..
16 Nov. JGSDF Yao (Date Changed!)
16 Nov. JASDF Ashiya with B.I..
23 Nov. JASDF Gifu
30 Nov. JASDF Tsuiki. with B.I..

07 Dec. JASDF Nyutabaru with B.I..
14 Dec. JASDF Naha with B.I..

11 Jan. JGSDF Narashino, 1st. drop training of the year.
15 Mar. 2015. JASDF Komaki
26 Mar. 2015, B.I. fly-by over the Himeji castle, Hyogo pref..

****Follows are only my own expectation****

18 Oct. JAXA Chofu Labo. openhouse, Tokyo
19 Oct. Chofu airport openhouse.Tokyo


That's al today.
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Some infos. for 2014.

<General>
1. Usually, the JASDF release their open house schedule at around 20th March every year.
2. Usually, the JGSDF release their open house schedule at early March, because they open their camps at the season of the cherry blossoms(early April).
3. Usually, the JMSDF release their open house schedule about 2 month before.
4. JASDF/JGSDF/JMSDF are "holiday" on Sat. and Sun. and the National holidays in Japan.
There are no activities. (Except routine maritime patrol, exercise, emergency and /or some special missions)
5.There are also no activities on these days;
1) The day of the local school examinations.
2) The day of the Flying Safety which is usually 1st. Jul..
3) The year-end and 1st week of the new year(usually, around 25.Dec to 6 Jan.)
4) "O-bon" period, usually around 12 Aug. to 16 Aug..
6. Check the NOTAM from this site;
https://aisjapan.mlit.go.jp/Login.do
You' ll be able to get the time schedule of the mass flight, para-drop, and aerobatic
flights etc., for the airshow training.

<JASDF>
1. There remains about 60 F-4EJ kai s at 301sqn.(Nyutabaru), 302sqn.(Hyakuri) and
ADTW(Gifu). 7 original F-4EJs are also flying at Gifu(TPC use).
You can see them at least FY2018-end(March of the 2019, source: MINDEF purchase program 2014)

2. There are 8 RF-4Es and 5 RF-4EJs at 501sqn.(Hyakuri).
The 501sqn. will change to a fighter sqn. by FY2020.

3. 13 F-2Bs which were washed by the Tsunami on 11 Mar., 2011 are under repairing.

4. There are still only two XC-2s at Gifu.
JASDF will get two C-2s in FY2014(I think it will be March 2015) and they will go to Miho A.B.. Further 4 more C-2s will deliver to the JASDF on FY2015.

5. They made new 602 sqn.(E-2Cs) at Naha on 20 Apr., 2014.

6. No infos. for the "Senkyo(*)" by now.
* Senkyo : Shortend term of the "Sengi-Kyougikai" in Japanese, meaning "The ACM meet in JASDF".

7. 304 sqn. (F-15s, Tsuiki) will move to Naha in FY2015.

8. It is 60th anniversary for the JASDF. There appear a lot of special marking a/cs..

9. TRDI's ATD-X(Advanced Technology Demonstratoer) will make its F/F in Jan. 2015 at MHI, Komaki. After some test flight, it will move to Gifu and will fly 4 years.

<JMSDF>
1. The second-hand KC-130R delivery will be July, though it was announced by March, 2014.
5 more KC-130Rs will arrive in FY2014 (by November).
We bought those 6 C-130s 15,200,000,000JPY (Mar. 2012).

2. YS-11M 9042 was retired on 28 Mar., 2014. The last two YS-11Ms(9041 and 9043, 61FS/Atsugi) will be retired by Nov., 2014.

3. To say about the Kawasaki P-1s ;
5501 is modifying to UP-1(Flying test bed) .
5502 is modifying to the production type.
5507 made its 1st. flight on Dec. 20., 2013.
5508 made its 1st.flight on 27 Aug., 2014.
All the P-1s are belong to the VX-51, JMSDF Atsugi.

3. Two US-1As(9089 and 9090) are still in action. 9090 will fly 2 more years at least.

<JGSDF>
1. Less than 13 UH-1"H"s are still flying in the JGSDF. Others are UH-1"J"s.
2. 2 LR-1s are still in service.(One maybe retire by Aug. 2014)

That's all today.

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Great info Uni, thanks for sharing, much appreciated ... :toppie:
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Hi Uni,

First off all best wishes for 2014.

Thanks for sharing the information about the Japan Defence Forces this is much appreciated

Good to here that the Phantoms will be flying for some years to come

Best regards

Bram Marijnissen

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Anything known yet about the JASDF Open House schedule for the 2nd half of 2014?
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Lifeliner 3 wrote:Anything known yet about the JASDF Open House schedule for the 2nd half of 2014?
Both the Blue Impulse and the Open House schedule are not yet available at the JASDF website.
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Found this web page, but still no schedule.

http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/English_page/events/

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Just read on the Hyakuri website that the 2014 event schedule will be released end of April.

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JASDF released main aisrshow scedules on 16 May.
Please see my 1st. message.
They did not release the date for Gifu and komaki.
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On two Japanese spotterwebsites, I saw the (unconfirmed) date for Gifu listed as the 23rd on November.
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23 Nov. JASDF Gifu, confirmed.
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What exactly is to be expected at this event: 26 Oct. JASDF Hyakuri. Military Review with B.I. ?

Is it a kind of Airshow? And if there is no access can it bee seen from outside?

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tomF22 wrote:What exactly is to be expected at this event: 26 Oct. JASDF Hyakuri. Military Review with B.I. ?

Is it a kind of Airshow? And if there is no access can it bee seen from outside?

Thx
There will be a static show, small airshow and flypast (latter two only if the weather is 'acceptable'). The base is not accessible for the public and roads leading to the normal spottinglocations at the fence will be blocked. Security around the base is very tight on this day. It will be possible to go to the fence after the VVIPs have left, usually late afternoon.
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Thank you!
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