JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.55
SPECIAL FEATURE

Capacity Building Assistance

Capacity building assistance is a project in which the SDF leverages its knowledge and experience to actively support capacity building and human resource development of militaries and related organizations in Southeast Asian and other countries, with the goal of improving the international security environment.

Q1 What type of capacity building assistance does the MOD/SDF provide?

A1.Formats of capacity building assistance are as follows.

  • Long-term education and training in recipient countries
  • Short-term seminar in recipient countries
  • Short-term invitation program in Japan

Q2 What are the specific records of assistance?

A2.Human resource development program has been initiated since FY2012 for Timor-Leste and Cambodia involving the dispatch of SDF personnel for a certain period of time. At the same time, seminars are also being held by dispatched SDF personnel in Mongolia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, while personnel from these countries have also taken part in training in Japan. The details of assistance provided to each country are outlined below.

Timor-Leste
Format Period Organization etc. Details
Long-term dispatch 2012.12.04

2013.03.15
Timor-Leste military command
and logistics support units, etc.
Human resource development project for maintaining
equipment to improve response capabilities of HA/DR
(vehicle maintenance education etc.) (phase 1)
Long-term dispatch 2013.10.17

2014.03.17

(phase 2)
In Japan 2014.06.10

2014.06.13
Training with the GSDF on the role of logistics support units (vehicle maintenance), etc.
Cambodia
Format Period Organization etc. Details
Long-term dispatch 2013.01.24

2013.03.20
National Center for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) Human resource development project in the field of engineering for road construction to improve capabilities of PKO (phase 1)
Long-term dispatch 2013.12.03

2014.03.18

(phase 2)
Indonesia
Format Period Organization etc. Details
Short-term dispatch 2013.02.04

2013.02.06
Indonesian Navy’s Maritime Operations Center Seminar on overview of meteorological and oceanographical operations (maritime security)
Short-term dispatch 2013.07.03

2013.07.05
In Japan 2014.02.03

2014.02.07
Personnel involved with oceanography and marine charting from the Indonesian Naval Training at facilities of the MSDF units, Japan Coast Guard, and private sectors related to oceanography and marine charting
Mongolia
Format Period Organization etc. Details
Short-term dispatch 2012.10.17 Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) central hospital Seminar on the activities of the GSDF’s medical units
Short-term dispatch 2013.06.11

2013.06.13
MAF engineering unit Human resource development for the field of engineering in support of PKO (1st field study)
Short-term dispatch 2013.07.31

2013.08.06

(2nd field study)
In Japan 2014.11.20

2014.11.23
Medical personnel from the MAF general staff office Training at related GSDF units and facilities in the area of medicine
In Japan 2014.03.10

2014.03.13
MAF general staff office personnel Training in the field of engineering
Long-term dispatch 2014.06.22

2014.07.26
MAF engineering unit
Vietnam
Format Period Organization etc. Details
Short-term dispatch 2012.10.22

2012.10.23
Vietnamese Navy Seminar on underwater medicine
In Japan 2013.03.05

2013.03.08
Personnel from Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence Introduction of the SDF’s PKO as reference for the Vietnam’s dispatch of personnel for a UN PKO
Short-term dispatch 2013.05.22

2013.05.24
Vietnamese Navy and Ministry of National Defence Seminar on underwater medicine
In Japan 2013.09.19

2013.09.26
Vietnamese Navy personnel Training at related MSDF units and facilities on underwater medicine
Short-term dispatch 2013.09.24

2013.09.27
Vietnamese Air Force personnel Seminar on flight safety
In Japan 2014.02.04

2014.02.05
Personnel from Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence Training in the field of HA/DR
In Japan 2014.03.03

2014.03.05
Personnel from Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence and Air Force Training in the field of flight safety
Short-term dispatch 2014.03.17

2014.03.21
Vietnamese Navy Seminar on underwater medicine
Capacity Building Assistance
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