Activities and Approaches

Current activities Based on the PKO law Based on the law concerning the dispatch of international DR teams Based on the law concerning special measures Anti-piracy and other activities

Current activities

中南米地域での活動

アフリカ大陸地域での活動

ユーラシア・ヨーロッパ地域での活動

中東地域での活動

南アジア地域での活動

東南アジア及び太平洋地域での活動

Current activities

Record of SDF-Implemented International Peace Cooperation Activities based on the International Peace Cooperation Law

Details of the International Peace Cooperation Activities

Tables of Peacekeeping Operations
(2014.1.29)
Notes: 1. Other operations have included support activities in the areas of transport and supply carried out by units of the MSDF (in Cambodia and Timor-Leste) and the ASDF (in Cambodia, Mozambique, the Golan Heights, and Timor-Leste).
2. Advance unit of 23 people was additionally sent as part of the Rwandan refugee relief effort.

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

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Headquarters Staff
Staff of 3
(1st to 5th)
Place South Sudan
Period of Dispatch November 2011 -
Gross Number of Personnel 15
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Coordination within the UNMISS units regarding the demand of overall military logistics
  • Management of database
  • Planning and coordination of engineering duties
Main Equipment Unarmed
Engineer Unit(1st to 5th) Place South Sudan
Period of Dispatch January 2012 -
Gross Number of Personnel 1,995
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Development of infrastructure such as roads
Main Equipment Light armored vehicle, Truck, Dozer, Handgun, Rifle, Machine gun, etc.
Joint Coordination Center
(1st to 4th)
Place South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya (If necessary)
Period of Dispatch January 2014 - December 2013
Gross Number of Personnel 92
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Consultation and coordination with the UNMISS regarding engineering unit activities
  • Coordination regarding logistics
Main Equipment Handgun
Executed Amount Approx. 20 billion JPN yen (till the budget of March 2013)
(Cabinet Office’s budget covers expense for Headquarters staff)

United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor- Leste (UNMIT)

Place Timor- Leste
Military Liaison Officer
Staff of 2
(1st to 4th)
Period of Dispatch September 2010 - September 2012
Gross Number of Personnel 8
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Intelligence gathering on the security situation across Timor-Leste
Main Equipment Unarmed
Executed Amount Cabinet Office’s budget covered

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

Place Haiti (Dominica and Florida)
Headquarters Staff
(1st to 6th)
Period of Dispatch February 2010 - January 2013
Gross Number of Personnel 12
Description of Principle Tasks
  • MINUSTAH headquarters carries out coordination of overall logistics, which includes the prioritization of engineering activities such as coordinating facility - related duties, and procurement and transport of military items
Main Equipment Handgun
Engineer Unit
(1st to 7th)
Period of Dispatch February 2010 - February 2013
Gross Number of Personnel 2,184
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Remove rubble, repair roads, construct simple facilities, etc.
Main Equipment Handgun, Rifle, Machine gun, Light armored vehicle, Large dump truck, Dozer, Truck crane, Hydraulic shovel, Bucket loader, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 19.5 billion JPN yen (till the budget of March 2013)
(Cabinet Office’s budget covers expense for Headquarters staff)

United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS)

Place Sudan (except Darfur)
Headquarters Staff
(1st to 6th)
Period of Dispatch October 2008 - September 2011
Gross Number of Personnel 12
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Coordination in UNMIS concerning overall logistics of the military sector
  • Management of database
Main Equipment Unarmed
Executed Amount Cabinet Office’s budget covered

United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)

Place Nepal
Military Liaison Officer
(1st to 4th)
Period of Dispatch March 2007 - January 2011
Gross Number of Personnel 24
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Monitor management of weapons of Maoist soldiers and those of the Nepalese government force
Main Equipment Unarmed
Executed Amount Cabinet Office’s budget covered

Humanitarian Relief Operations for Iraqi Victims

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Place Amman and Brindisi (Italy)
Military Liaison Officer
(1st to 4th)
Period of Dispatch July 2003 - August 2003
Gross Number of Personnel 98
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of materials for the relief of Iraqi victims
Main Equipment Handgun, C-130H, U-4
Executed Amount Approx. 4.3 hundred million JPN yen

Humanitarian Relief Operations for Iraqi Refugees

Place Japan - Amman (Jordan)
Headquarters Staff
(1st to 6th)
Period of Dispatch March 2003 - April 2003
Gross Number of Personnel 50
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of relief supplies for UNHCR
Main Equipment Hand gun, B-747
Executed Amount Approx. 110 million JPN yen

United Nations Transitional Administration in Timor-Leste (UNTAET)
United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMISET)

Place Timor-Leste
Headquarters Staff
(1st to 6th)
Period of Dispatch February 2002 - June 2004
Gross Number of Personnel 17
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Plan and coordinate engineering and logistics operations at military headquarters
Engineer Unit
(1st to 4th)
Period of Dispatch February 2002 - June 2004
Gross Number of Personnel 2,287
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Maintain and repair roads and bridges that are necessary for PKO unit activities
Main Equipment Handgun, Rifle, Machine gun, Truck, Dozer, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 17.4 billion JPN yen
(Cabinet Office’s budget covers expense for Headquarters staff)

Humanitarian Relief Operations in Afghanistan

Place Japan - Islamabad (Pakistan)
Air Transport Unit Period of Dispatch October 2001
Gross Number of Personnel 138
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of aid materials for UNHCR
Main Equipment Handgun, C-130H, U-4
Executed Amount Approx. 230 million JPN yen

Humanitarian Relief Operations in Timor-Leste

Place Surabaya - Kupang (Indonesia)
Air Transport Unit Period of Dispatch November 1999 - February 2000
Gross Number of Personnel 113
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of aid materials for UNHCR
Main Equipment Handgun, C-130H, U-4
Executed Amount Approx. 640 million JPN yen

United Nations Disengagement Observe Force (UNDOF)

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Place Golan Heights (Israel and Syria)
Headquarters Staff
Staff of 3
(1st to 12th)
Period of Dispatch February 1996 - January 2013
Gross Number of Personnel 38
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Create PR and budgets for UNDOF operations, plan and coordinate transport, maintenance and other operations at UNDOF Headquarters
Transport Unit
(1st to 34th)
Period of Dispatch February 1996 - January 2013
Gross Number of Personnel 1,463
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transport food and other supplies
  • Store goods at supply warehouses, repair roads and other infrastructure, maintain heavy machinery, conduct firefighting and snow clearance
Main Equipment Handgun, Rifle, Machine gun, Bus, Truck, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 9.8 billion JPN yen (till the budget of March 2013)
(Cabinet Office’s budget covers expense for Headquarters staff)

Humanitarian Relief Operations for Rwandan Refugees

Rwandan Refugee Relief Unit Place Goma (former Zaire, present Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Period of Dispatch September 1994 - December 1994
Gross Number of Personnel 260
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Medical care, prevention of epidemics, and water supplies
Air Transport Unit Place Goma - Nairobi (Kenya)
Period of Dispatch September 1994 - December 1994
Gross Number of Personnel 118
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Airlift supplies for Rwandan refugee relief units
Main Equipment Handgun, Rifle, Machine gun, Command Communication Vehicle, Heavy truck, Small truck, C-130H, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 5.7 billion JPN yen

United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ)

Place Mozambique
Headquarters Staff
(1st to 2nd)
Period of Dispatch May 1993 - January 1995
Gross Number of Personnel 10
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Draft mid- and long-term plans, plan and coordinate transport operations
Transport Coordination Unit
(1st to 3rd)
Period of Dispatch May 1993 - January 1995
Gross Number of Personnel 144
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Support customs clearance work and provide other transport related technical coordination in the allocation of transport
Main Equipment Handgun, Rifle, 4WD, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 1.6 billion JPN yen
(Cabinet Office’s budget covers expense for Headquarters staff)

United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)

Place Cambodia
Ceasefire Monitors
(1st to 2nd)
Period of Dispatch September 1992 - September 1993
Gross Number of Personnel 16
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Monitor custody of weapons collected and observance of ceasefire
  • Monitor observance of ceasefire at the border
Main Equipment Unarmed
Engineer Unit
(1st to 2nd)
Period of Dispatch September 1992 - September 1993
Gross Number of Personnel 1,200
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Repair roads, bridges, and other infrastructure
  • Supply fuel and water to UNTAC components and other groups
  • Supply food and accommodation, provide facilities needed for work and medical care to UNTAC component personnel
Main Equipment Handgun, Rifle, Command Communication Vehicle, Dozer, Heavy dumper truck, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 10.5 billion JPN yen (Cabinet Office’s budget covers expense for Headquarters staff)

Records of International Disaster Relief Activities by the SDF based on the Law Concerning the Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Teams

Details of the International Disaster Relief Activities

Tables of International Disaster Relief Activities
(2015.2.17)
Notes: 1. For international disaster relief activities in Iran, a fixing tram was sent to Singapore separately because of a mechanical problem with transport aircraft on the way to Iran.
2. Eleven officers dispatched by GSDF, MSDF, and ASDF are included in the number of personnel of the liaison office in Indonesia for the international disaster relief activities. Reference

International Disaster Relief Activities for the Missing Indonesian Air Asia Airplane

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Period of Dispatch December 2014 - January 2015
Coordination Center in Indonesia Place Indonesia (Jakarta)
Number of Personnel 3
Description of Principle Tasks Gathering information regarding search and rescue operations of the Air Asia QZ 8501
Coordination with the agencies of Indonesian government and other relevant countries
Main Equipment -
MSDF Maritime Vessel Unit Place Indonesia (around Karimata Straits)
Number of Personnel Approx. 350
Description of Principle Tasks Rescue operations including searching of Air Asia QZ8501
Main Equipment Destroyer ×2, SH-60J ×1, and SH-60K ×2

SDF’s Activities Against Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa (Airlift Operation of Anti-Ebola Supplies (PPEs) to Ghana)

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Period of Dispatch December 2014
Coordination Center in Ghana Place Ghana (Accra)
Number of Personnel 4
Description of Principle Tasks Gathering information for the smooth operation of KC-767 in Ghana
Coordination with Ghanaian government, other relevant countries, and international organizations including UNMEER (the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response)
Main Equipment -
Airlift Unit Place Ghana (Accra)
Number of Personnel 10
Description of Principle Tasks Airlifting 20,000 sets of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in response to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Main Equipment KC-767 ×1

International Disaster Relief Activities for the Missing Malaysian Airplane

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Period of Dispatch March 2014 - April 2014
Joint Coordination Center Place Malaysia (the suburb of Kuala Lumpur), Australia (Perth)
Number of Personnel (quota) Approx. 10
Description of Principle Tasks Coordination with relevant Malaysian organizations and others
Main Equipment -
MSDF Patrol
Aircraft Unit
Place Malaysia (Subang), Australia (Perth)
Number of Personnel (quota) Approx. 40
Description of Principle Tasks Rescue operations including searching of MH370
Main Equipment P-3Cs ×2
ASDF Airlift
Unit
Place Malaysia (Subang)
Number of Personnel (quota) Approx. 110
Description of Principle Tasks Rescue operations including searching of MH370
Main Equipment C-130H×3 (C-130H×1 was on standby in Japan)

International Disaster Relief Activities in the Philippines

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Period of Dispatch November 2013 - December 2013
Joint Operations Coordination Center Place Manila
Number of Personnel (quota) Approx. 10
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Coordination with relevant Philippine organizations and others
Main Equipment -
Joint Task Force Place Manila, Cebu, Tacloban, etc.
Number of Personnel (quota) Approx. 1,170
Formation Headquarters, medical assistance unit / air support unit, maritime dispatched group, airlift unit
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Medical treatment, prevention of epidemics, and air transportation of personnel and aid materials
Main Equipment CH-47×3, UH-1×3, Destroyer×1, Amphibious ship×1, Oiler×1, KC-767×2, C-130H×2 on regular basis.

Transportation of Resources and Personnel Necessary for the Implementation of
International Disaster Relief Activities in New Zealand (earthquake disaster)

Period of Dispatch February 2011 - March 2011
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Christchurch
Number of Personnel 40
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transportation of international disaster relief teams and resources by air
Main Equipment B-747
Executed Amount Approx. 80 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Pakistan (floods)

Period of Dispatch August 2010 - October 2010
Joint Operations Coordination Center Place Islamabad
Number of Personnel 27
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Coordination with related organizations in Pakistan and other related countries
Main Equipment -
Air Support Unit Place Multan
Number of Personnel 184
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transportation of personnel and relief supplies by air
Main Equipment CH-47, UH-1
Marine Convoy Place Japan - Karachi
Number of Personnel 154
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transportation of GSDF international disaster relief teams by sea
Main Equipment Amphibious ship
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Multan
Number of Personnel 149
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transportation of GSDF international disaster relief teams by air
Main Equipment C-130, KC-767
Executed Amount Approx. 1.3 billion JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Haiti (earthquake)

Period of Dispatch January 2010 - February 2010
Joint Liaison Office Place Haiti, Miami
Number of Personnel 33
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Coordination with relevant Haitian organizations and others
Main Equipment -
Air Support Unit Place USA - Haiti, Japan - USA
Number of Personnel 97
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transportation of International Disaster Relief Teams
  • Air transportation of victims from Haiti to the United States as part of international disaster relief activities on the return trips of said unit
Main Equipment C-130H, B-747
Medical Support Unit Place Leogane (Haiti), etc.
Number of Personnel 104
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Medical treatment
Main Equipment Medical kit
Executed Amount Approx. 370 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Indonesia (earthquake)

Period of Dispatch October 2009
Joint Liaison Office Place Pariaman and Padang
Number of Personnel 21
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Coordination with relevant Indonesian organizations and others
Main Equipment -
Medical Support Unit Place Kudu Ganting
Number of Personnel 12
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Medical treatment
Main Equipment Medical kit
Executed Amount Approx. 30 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Indonesia (earthquake)

Period of Dispatch June 2006
Medical Support Unit Place Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
Number of Personnel 149
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Medical treatment and prevention of epidemics
Main Equipment Small truck, Potable transceiver
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Yogyakarta
Number of Personnel 85
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of GSDF International Disaster Relief Teams
Main Equipment C-130H
Executed Amount Approx. 440 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Pakistan (earthquake disaster)

Period of Dispatch October 2005 - December 2005
Air Support Unit Place Islamabad - Batagram (Pakistan)
Number of Personnel 147
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport in connection with relief activities
Main Equipment UH-1
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Islamabad (Pakistan)
Number of Personnel 114
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of GSDF International Disaster Relief Team
Main Equipment C-130H, B-747
Executed Amount Approx. 670 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities off Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Period of Dispatch August 2005
Air Support Unit Place Off Kamchatka Peninsula(Russia)
Number of Personnel 346
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Rescue of a Russian submarine
Main Equipment Submarine Tender Depot and Rescue Ship, Minesweeper Tender, Minesweeping ship
Executed Amount -

International Disaster Relief Activities in Indonesia(earthquake, tsunami)

Period of Dispatch January 2005 - March 2005
Joint Liaison Office Place Utapao (Thailand), Banda Aceh (Indonesia) from Feb. 12th
Number of Personnel 22
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Joint arrangements for the international disaster relief activities
Main Equipment -
Medical / Air Support Unit Place Banda Aceh
Number of Personnel 228
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of aid materials
  • Medical treatment and prevention of epidemics
Main Equipment Vehicles, CH-47, UH-60
Maritime Transport Unit Place Japan - Banda Aceh
Number of Personnel 593
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Marine transportation of GSDF International Disaster Relief Teams
  • Transport and aid materials
Main Equipment Amphibious ship, Destroyer, Oiler
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Utapao, Utapao - Banda Aceh
Number of Personnel 82
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of aid materials
Main Equipment C-130H, U-4
Executed Amount Approx. 1.1 billion JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Thailand (earthquake, tsunami)

Period of Dispatch December 2004 - January 2005
Dispatched
Maritime Unit
Place Off Phuket (Thailand)
Number of Personnel 590
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Search and rescue activities for the disaster struck victims around Thailand and its sea
Main Equipment Destroyer, Oiler, SH-60J
Executed Amount Approx. 20 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Iran (earthquake, tsunami)

Period of Dispatch December 2003 - January 2004
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Kerman (Iran)
Number of Personnel 31
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Air transport of aid materials
Main Equipment DC-130H
Executed Amount Approx. 110 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in India (earthquake)

Period of Dispatch February 2001
Material Support Unit Place Gujarat (India)
Number of Personnel 16
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Delivery of aid materials and technical instruction on aid materials
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Gujarat
Number of Personnel 78
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transport of aid materials and support units, etc.
Main Equipment C-130H
Executed Amount Approx. 40 million JPN yen

Transportation of Resources Required for International Disaster Relief Activities
in Turkey (earthquake disaster)

Period of Dispatch September 1999 - November 1999
Material Support Unit Place Japan - Haydarpasa (Turkey)
Number of Personnel 426
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Marine transportation of materials necessary for international disaster relief activities in the Republic of Turkey (e.g., temporary dwellings)
Main Equipment Amphibious ship, Minesweeper Tender, Oiler
Executed Amount Approx. 390 million JPN yen

International Disaster Relief Activities in Honduras (hurricane)

Period of Dispatch November 1998 - December 1998
Medical Unit Place Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Number of Personnel 80
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Medical treatment and prevention of epidemics in the Republic of Honduras
Air Transport Unit Place Japan - Honduras, USA - Honduras
Number of Personnel 105
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transportation of equipment for medical units, etc.
Main Equipment Medical kit, Vaporizer, Small truck, C-130H, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 120 million JPN yen

Records of activities based on several Special Measures Law

Cooperative activities based on the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law

December 2001 - November 2007

MSDF

Period of Dispatch December 2001 - November 2007
Maritime Transport Support Unit Place Indian Ocean, etc.
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 10,900
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Materials supplies for foreign vessels
  • Relief activities
Main Equipment Oiler, Destroyer, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 59 billion JPN yen

ASDF

Period of Dispatch December 2001 - November 2007
Air Transport Unit Place U.S. Forces in Japan, etc.
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 2,900
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transportation of materials
Main Equipment C-130H, Handgun, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 2.3 billion JPN yen

Replenishment activities based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law

December 2001 - November 2007

MSDF

Period of Dispatch December 2001 - November 2007
Maritime Transport Support Unit Place Indian Ocean
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 2,400
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Materials supplies for foreign vessels
Main Equipment Oiler, Destroyer, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 10.5 billion JPN yen

Activities based on the Special Measures Law for Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq

December 2003 - December 2009

Note: Approx. 60 of 130 are transfer form Air Transport Unit for Iraq’s Reconstruction Assistance

GSDF

Reconstruction Assistance Unit
(1st to 10th)
Activity Support Unit
(1st to 5th)
Period of Dispatch January 2004 - July 2006
Place Southeast Iraq, etc.
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 5,500
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Medical treatment, water supply, reconstruction and maintenance of public facilities, etc.
Evacuation Unit Period of Dispatch June 2006 - September 2006
Place Kuwait, etc.
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 100
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Operations required for evacuation of vehicles, equipment and others
Main Equipment Wheeled armored vehicle, Light armored vehicle, Dozer, Handgun, Rifle, Machine gun, Anti-tank rocket launcher, etc.
Executed Amount Approx. 73.7 billion JPN yen

MSDF

Maritime Transport Unit Period of Dispatch February 2004 - April 2004
Place Persian Gulf, etc.
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 330
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Maritime transport of vehicles and other equipment required for the GSDF’s activities
Main Equipment Amphibious ship, Destroyer
Executed Amount Approx. 500 million JPN yen

ASDF

Air Transport Unit for Iraq’s Reconstruction Assistance (1st to 16th) Period of Dispatch December 2003 - December 2008
Place Kuwait, etc.
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 3,500
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Transportation of materials for humanitarian and reconstruction assistance
Main Equipment C-130F, Handgun, Rifle, Machine gun, etc.
Unit for Withdrawal from Iraq Period of Dispatch December 2008 - February 2009
Place Kuwait, etc.
Gross Number of Personnel Approx. 130 (note)
Description of Principle Tasks
  • Operation for ASDF’s withdrawal from Iraq
Main Equipment Handgun, Rifle
Executed Amount Approx. 22.6 billion JPN yen