History of JS

History of Joint Staff

July 1954
Establishment of Joint Staff Council(JSC) and Joint Staff Office(JS) at Etchujima. JS consisted of 4 sections.
March 1956
JSC moved to the Kasumiga-seki.
January 1960
JSC moved to the Hinoki-cho.
June 1961
Reorganization from 4 offices to 5 Offices in JSC.
August 1961
Establishment of JointStaffCollege in JSC.
April 1984
Establishment of "Budget and Accounting Office" in the J-1.
April 1985
Establishment of "Operation Analysis Office" in the J-5.
April 1988
Establishment of "Research Office" in JointStaffCollege.
May 1989
Establishment of "Future Logistics section" and "Logistic Control and Coordination section" in the J-4.

April 1991
Establishment of "Arms Control section" in the J-5.
April 1993
Establishment of "Communication and Electronics section" in the J-3.
October 1994
JointStaffCollege moved to Meguro area.
May 1996
Establishment of "Logistic Support Research section" in the J-4.
January 1997
Establishment of Defense Intelligence Headquarters(DIH) in JSC.(The J-2 was abolished.)
March 1999
Partially reorganization of the J-3.
(Arrangement of "Fiscal year section" and "Command coordination section".
Establisement of "The 1st operation section" and "The 2nd operationsection".)

May 2000
JSC moved to the Ichigaya building.
March 2001
Establishment of "Directorate for Current and Crisis Intelligence"in DIH.
Abolishment of "Technology Official".
March 2002
Establishment of "Public Affairs section" and "Foreign Liaison section" in the J-1.
Establishment of "Foreign Plams and Policy section" in the J-5.
March 2003
Establishment of "Defense Information Infrastructure Management Office" in the J-3.
March 2004
Establishment of "Common Operating Environment Management Office" in the J-3.
Establishment of "Senior Duputy Director,J-5" and "Joint Operations Planning Office" in the J-5.
Establishment of "Graphics and Geography Department" in DIH.
March 2006
Reorganization from JSC to the Joint Staff.
January 2007
The transition of Defense Agency to Ministry of Defense.
March 2007
System Integration and Interoperability Section was newly established in Defense Plans and Programing Division, Defense Plans and Policy Department
March 2008
“Operation Management Center in Central Command Post” in C4 Systems Operation Division, C4 Systems Department
“Defense Information Infrastructure Operation Office” and “Cyber Defense and Security Section” were repealed.
Joint Command Unit“Japan Self Defense Force C4 Systems Command ”was newly established.
August 2009
“Counter Intelligence Office” was newly established in 1st Operations Division, Operations Department.
“Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center(JPC)” was newly established in Joint Staff College.
March 2010
“C4 Systems Procurement Section” was newly established in C4 Systems Planning Division, C4 Systems Department.
March 2011
“Divisional Operation Coordination Director” was newly established in 2nd Operation Division, Operation Department.
“Deputy Director, C4 Systems Planning Division(Cyber Defense)” was newly established in C4 Systems Planning Division, C4 Systems Department.
March 2012
“Secretariat Office” was newly established in Administration Division, General Affairs Department.
April 2012
“Master Chief Petty Officer” was newly established.
August 2012
“Deputy Director Operations Department” and “General Affairs Coordination Official” was newly established.
“Personnel and Education Division”in General Affairs Department, were repealed.
“Research Office” in Joint Staff College was repealed and “Education and Research Office” was newly established.
March 2014
“Deputy Director General, Defense Plans and Policy Department,”“Deputy Director, Administration Division” in General Affairs Department, and “3rd Operation Division” in Operation Department were newly established.
“Deputy Director, Administration Office” was newly established in Deputy Director, Administration Division, General Affairs Department, which was transferred from “Personnel Office” and “International Humanitarian Affairs Office” from General Affairs Division, General Affairs Department.
The name “Personnel Office” was changed to “Joint Personnel Management Office.”
“Training and Exercise Section” and “Exercise Evaluation and Support Section” in 2nd Operation Division, Operation Department were transferred to 3rd Operation Division, Operation Department.
“Deputy Director, Administration Division”in Administration Division, “Deputy Director(Operation), 1st Operations Division”in 1st Operation Division, and “Deputy DirectorTraining(Training), 1st Operations Division” in 2nd Operation Division were repealed.
“Deputy Director, 1st Operations Division(Operations Plans)”and “Deputy Director, 1st Operations Division(Defense Operations)” in 1st Operation Division, and “Deputy Director, 2nd Operations Division(Disaster Relief)”in 2nd Operation Division were newly established.
“Planning Section” in Defense Plans and Programs Division, DDefense Plans and Policy Department was repealed, and “Joint Military Strategy Office” was newly established.
“Cyber Plan Coordination Division” was repealed, and “Office of Cyber Defense”was newly established in C4 Systems Planning Division, C4 Systems Department.
“C4 Systems Research Section”and “Joint Communication Systems Section”were repealed, and “Joint Communication Systems Research Section”was newly established
“Information Assurance Section”was repealed, and “C4 Systems Security Section” was newly established in C4 Systems Operation Division.
“Cyber Defense Group” was newly established in Japan Self Defense Force C4 Systems Command.
“Security Assessment Group”was repealed.
“Amphibious Office”was newly established in Defense Plans and Policy Department.

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October 2015
“Administrative Vice Chief of Staff”and “Joint Staff Councilor” were founded.
“Deputy Director, Administration Division”in General Affairs Department was repealed.
March 2017
“Deputy Director, Administration Division,” “Education Section,” “Joint Personnel Management Office,” and “International Humanitarian Affairs Office” in Administration Division, General Affairs Department were repealed.
“Personnel and Education Division” was newly established in General Affairs Department, and “Human Resources Development Section,” “Assignment Section,” “Personnel Planning and Welfare Office,” and “Personnel and Education Systems Office” were established.
“C4 System Procurement Section” in C4 Systems Planning Division, C4 Systems Department was repealed, and “C4 Systems Programs Office” was newly established.
“Common Operating Environment Management Office” in C4 Systems Operation Division, C4 Systems Department was repealed, and “C4 Systems Maintenance Section” was newly established.