Defense Power and Duty
Our mission is to preserve peace and stability, and independence. Defense is the "key".
Defense capability is a demonstration of a country's intention and ability to deter external aggression, as well as repel an incursion. No other measures can replace this function. In this arrangement, the defense capability of JASDF is a major force in determining the overall confrontation. It carries the central role in overcoming the military potential of the enemy in the air (called "Air Mastery"), while at the same time avoiding any major damage. Since "Air Mastery" also greatly affects ground and marine strategy, JASDF can be called the "Key" to Japan's Defense. Also, it fulfills an important role that cannot be handled by any other organization, such as the immediate dispatch of fighters to intercept aircraft intruding into national airspace. JASDF carries out this mission day and night, in order to preserve the peace, stability, and independence of Japan.
The mission of JASDF can be summarized into the following 3 points.
"Air Defense" guards the nation and its territory from an incursion by air, in airspace as far from the national territory as possible. Serious damage is inflicted on the enemy, thereby making an enemy attack from the air difficult to continue.
Response to Various Situations such as Major Disasters
When an emergency such as major disaster occurs, JASDF collaborates with each prefecture, and carries out aerial reconnaissance, dispatch of necessary personnel, transportation of people and material supplies, etc.
Establishment of a Secure Enviroment
The Self-Defense Force supports efforts towards international peace through international peace cooperation works. Also, by promoting international cooperation through international disaster relief activities, etc, we aggressively carry out activities for the peace and stability of the international community. Our goal is an organization that can be completely trusted, both domestically and internationally, by reliably accomplishing this mission.