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Japan Defense Focus No.124 Jun. 2020



Overview of the JSDF’s International Peace Cooperation Assignments

In order to play a more active role for international peace, Japan enacted the Act on Cooperation for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Other Operations (International Peace Cooperation Act or PKO Act) in June 1992.


JSDF’s Dispatch to the MFO

After the 4th Middle-East War in 1973, the Peace Treaty between the State of Israel and the Arab Republic of Egypt (hereinafter - the Peace Treaty) was signed in March 1979.


Recent Telephone Conferences

As COVID-19 has been impacting the defense cooperation between Japan and foreign countries, Defense Minister Kono; Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Yamazaki; and Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Marumo held teleconferences with their counterparts in foreign countries.


Disaster Relief Dispatch in Response to COVID-19 after March 28

To respond to COVID-19, Minister of Defense Kono ordered disaster relief operations on March 28th in order to implement measures aiming for strengthening border control and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Japan.


Scrambles through the FY2019

The JASDF detects and identifies aircraft approaching the Japanese airspace with assets such as warning and control radars, and airborne early warning and control aircraft.


JS Shirase returns from the 61st Antarctic research

Icebreaker JS Shirase returned to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Yokosuka District, Japan on April 6th, after completing support activities for the 61st Antarctic research.