2019 The 2nd Japan-ASEAN Invitation Program on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Invitation

Program Outline

Period 28 January - 1 February 2019
Location MOD and JGSDF Camp Somagahara
Recipient 13 representatives from ASEAN Member-State militaries and 1 representative from the ASEAN Secretariat

The JMOD and JSDF conducted the 2nd Japan-ASEAN Invitation Program on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR), inviting participants from all ASEAN member states and the ASEAN Secretariat. The program was organized under the guiding principle for Japan-ASEAN defense cooperation known as the "Vientiane Vision" envisioning maintaining and strengthening the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific". Through seminars, a Table Top Exercise and a visit to JGSDF unit, the program aimed to strengthen disaster response capacity of the region with a focus on multinational coordination in case of large-scale disasters. The program also facilitated network building among participants, including Japanese officers.

Photos


Presentation on Multinational Coordination Centre
(Seminar room)


Table Top Exercise on the Multinational Coordination Centre
(National Institute for Defense Studies)


Welcome speech by Mr. Harada, State Minister of Defense
(National Institute for Defense Studies)


Visit to a GSDF unit
(Camp Somagahara, GSDF)


2019 The 2nd Japan-ASEAN Invitation Program on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

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