JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.71

ACTIVITIES

Rising Thunder
- FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army -

Rising Thunder - FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army -
Rising Thunder - FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army -

The GSDF carried out a field training exercise with the U.S. Army in Yakima Training Center located in WA, the U.S. from September 8th to 25th. Approx. 300 GSDF personnel as well as approx. 350 personnel from the U.S. Army took part in the exercise.

The field training exercise enabled them to improve capability for comprehensive combat skills associating movements and firepower as well as interoperability by training bilateral coordination basics between the units of the two countries in the U.S., which has effective training facilities.

Rising Thunder - FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army -
Rising Thunder - FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army -
Rising Thunder - FY2015 Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Army -

UN PKO Training of Trainers

UN PKO Training of Trainers

The Japan Peacekeeping Training & Research Center (JPC) have co-hosted the UN PKO Training of Trainers (ToT) with the United Nations for the first time in Tokyo from October 12th to 23rd.

The U.N. places importance on capacity improvement for the peacekeeping units dispatched from various countries. As part of this, the U. N. seeks to enhance the quality of personnel participating in peacekeeping operations by developing capabilities of trainers. In this session, the training focused on United Nations Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CIMIC).

27 personnel participated in the training from 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Japan: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Major Tanaka, who is a trainer of JPC, participated in the training and commented his impression as follows; "I could learn UN-CIMIC conducted by military related organizations of the U.N. specifically, and thus the training was very instructive for me. Additionally, I could have a valuable chance to know each other with instructors working at PKO Training Center in each country."

We believe holding this training in Japan has great meaning. While Japan directly contributes to the international community through the dispatch of units and personnel, this session is another type of contribution which provides an opportunity to improve the standards of peacekeepers including those of other countries. This type of contribution progress and proactive cooperation between the U.N., international community and Japan, additionally, fosters peacekeepers of Japan by improving the capacity of trainers.

Going forward, the MOD/SDF will continue to implement more proactive international peace cooperation in the field of human resources development.

UN PKO Training of Trainers
UN PKO Training of Trainers
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