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Defending Japan’s peace from the skies, Correspondence on a steady-state 2: Responding to disaster,International peace Cooperation Activities, etc

Defending Japan’s peace from the skies,Correspondence 2 from plain Disaster response, International Cooperation, Assistance Activities, etc

Disaster Relief Dispatches

When disasters such as natural disasters occur in any part of the country, the JASDF works in collaboration with municipal governments. The JASDF’s various activities include engaging in the search for and rescue of disaster victims or missing ships or aircraft, transporting personnel and goods, and offering medical treatment.

  • Disaster dispatch to affect July 2018 heavy rain
  • Disaster Relief Dispatch for the Earthquake in Iburi, Hokkaido (Sep. 2018)
Air Rescue

In the event of a disaster or accident, the rescue team is responsible for performing rescue operations.

International Disaster Relief Operations

In response to disasters occurring overseas, the JASDF has also carried out international disaster relief operations as part of international peace coperation activities. The JASDF keeps transport units on continuous standby in order to respond quickly for these activities.

Transportation of national guests and other VIPs

Special transport aircraft will transport state guests and dignitaries such as the Prime Minister.

  • Newly introduced special transport B-777

Transport of Japanese Nationals Overseas, etc

In the event of emergencies occurring in foreign countries / areas, JASDF undertakes the transportation of Japanese nationals overseas, etc.

  • Exercise for the rescue of Japanese national overseas at Miho Air Base (Oct. 2018)

International peace Cooperation Activities(Peace Keeping Operation)

Overseas activities performed up to now include peacekeeping operations(PKO), reconstruction in Iraq, and counter-piracy operations etc. The JASDF has accumulated diverse overseas experiences centered in transport units.