Defense Minister's Remarks

Review of Restriction on Assignment of Female SDF Personnel

September 22, 2008
Ministry of Defense

Press Release


Review of Restriction on Assignment of Female SDF Personnel

The Defense Ministry Headquarters for Promotion of Gender Equality headed by the Senior Vice-Minister of Defense has decided to lift restrictions on the following assignments of female Self-Defense Forces (SDF) personnel:

Assignments to: Destroyers, Minesweeper tenders, Patrol helicopters *

* No restriction has been imposed on assignments to the helicopters
for the purpose of education or research and development

(Reference)Member of the Defense Ministry Headquarters for the Promotion of Gender Equality
Head: Senior Vice-Minister of Defense,
Deputy Head: Parliamentary Secretary for Defense

Members:Director General of the Secretariat of the Minister
Director General of Personnel and Education Bureau
Chief of Staff, Joint Staff
Chief of Staff, Ground Staff Office
Chief of Staff, Maritime Staff Office
Chief of Staff, Air Staff Office

Restriction after the review

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