ACTIVITIES

Capacity Building Projects in Timor-Leste and Cambodia

The MOD proactively assists the capacity building and human resource development of militaries and related organizations in developing countries by utilizing the expertise and experience of the SDF in order to help improve the international security environment.

Since the FY2012, the capacity building project has dispatched SDF personnel to Timor-Leste and Cambodia for a period of time to conduct human resource development projects. Also, there are other types of programs such as dispatching SDF personnel to Mongolia, Vietnam, and Indonesia to give seminars, as well as inviting trainees from their counterparties with training provided in Japan.

These projects in Timor-Leste and Cambodia are continuation of the same projects implemented during FY2012. The projects for this fiscal year have begun since October 2013 for Timor-Leste and December 2013 for Cambodia.

these four pictures were taken in Timor-Leste

Instructions being given by Lieutenant Colonel Koyama
Instructions being given by Lieutenant
Colonel Koyama
Timor-Leste Timor-Leste

In this year’s project, along with the FY2012 project, approx. 10 personnel, who will work in the core of the country’s logistical support team for disaster relief activities, are being trained on the upkeep and maintenance of equipment in order to enhance the ability of the Timor-Leste military to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief activities.

Cambodia Cambodia

In this year’s project, similar to the FY2012 project, approx. 20 engineering unit personnel are being trained on road construction in order to enhance the Cambodian military’s abilities in the field of peacekeeping operations.

A crowded bus terminal.  Passengers are even allowed to ride on top of the bus or on trucks.
A crowded bus terminal.
Passengers are even allowed to ride
on top of the bus or on trucks.
Working hard while assisting each other
Working hard while assisting
each other
 
Carefully cleaning each individual part
Carefully cleaning each individual part
 
 

Departure Ceremony for the 5th Engineer Unit to be Dispatched to South Sudan

Departure Ceremony for the 5th Engineer Unit to be Dispatched to South Sudan

On November 20, the departure ceremony for the 5th engineer unit to be dispatched to South Sudan was held at GSDF Camp Senzo (Hyogo Prefecture) and Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Ryota Takeda attended this event.

In the ceremony, Mr. Takeda addressed that he wishes the 5th Engineer Unit give courage and hope to the local people and future generations through their activities, impressing local people recognize that Japan is one of the most trustworthy and honest nations in the world.

Personnel to be dispatched this time are mainly comprised of members from the 3rd Infantry Regiment. The number of personnel and the amount of equipment to be dispatched to South Sudan has increased in order to correspond with the expansion of the activity areas.

Mr.Takeda giving speech of encouragement
Vice-Minister Takeda giving speech of encouragement
Flag of the unit and officers of the 5th Engineer unit
Flag of the unit and officers of the 5th Engineer unit
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