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Civil Protection

Allorganizations and function of the goverment will implement their measures for civil protection in armed attack situations(civil protection measures) based on the Basic Response Plan and the basic guidelines for civil protection in armed attack situations. The Plan included measures to be implemented in full force by the SDF to terminate armed attacks, a primary mission of the SDF. In addition, the Plan described civil protection measures to be implemented within feasible range, relating to evacuation,relief support, and responses to armed attack disasters.

Dispatch Procedure

For situations where it is recognized that a dispatch is required, the Minister of Defense may issue a civilian protection dispatch order to dispatch relevant units to implement civil protection measures following a request by a prefection governor or the Task Force Chief.

Mechanism of Civil Protection Dispatches