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Japan’s Defense Capacity Building Assistance

Japan’s Defense Capacity Building Assistance

What is Defense Capacity Building Assistance?

Capacity Building Assistance is assisting other nations to build their defense capacities through using the resources of our country. In the area of security and defense, the MOD and SDF use their capabilities and resources to assist other nations’ militaries or military related organizations.

Background behind Defense Capacity Building Assistance

In an increasingly complex security environment, no single country can secure its own peace and security independently, and the international community needs to address global issues in concert.

In particular, the need for capacity building assistance in the areas of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR), maritime security, and UN mandated peacekeeping operations (PKO) is rapidly increasing, and many nations, including South East Asian countries, call for Japan’s assistance through bilateral and multilateral channels.

MOD and SDF Capacity Building Assistance Efforts

Recipients

Military or military related organizations of nations

Area of Cooperation

HA/DR, Maritime Security, PKO, etc.

Types of Assistance

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

Objectives

Stabilization of the international security environment by achieving the following goals:

  • (1)The recipients of our assistance are able to contribute to international security independently
  • (2)Closer relations with the recipient countries
  • (3)Closer relations with assisting countries including, but not limited to, the U.S. and Australia
  • (4)Gaining trust from the international community

Defense Capacity Building Assistance Conducted in FY2015

Timor-Leste HA/DR, Civil Engineering (*)
Cambodia Civil Engineering
Vietnam Underwater Medicine (*), Aviation Safety, Aviation Medicine, PKO
Indonesia Maritime Security (Oceanography)
Mongolia Military Medicine, Civil Engineering
Myanmar Underwater Medicine, HA/DR, Aviation Meteorology
Papua New Guinea Military Music
The Philippines International Aviation Law
Malaysia International Aviation Law
Lao PDR HA/DR
Others
(ASEAN Countries)
HA/DR (*)

* projects conducted in cooperation with other countries

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