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The 2nd Peace Operation Workshop of FY 2020

On August 31, 2020, the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center (JPC) hosted this fiscal year’s second Peace Operations Workshop, inviting Mr. YAMAZAKI Fumio, Director of the International Peace and Security Cooperation Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a lecturer.
 Under the theme “future peacekeeping efforts of MOD/SDF”, the workshop, aimed at acquiring knowledge necessary for training and research on International Peace Cooperation Activities, was attended by personnel of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, Cabinet Office; Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the Joint Staff as well as the JPC.
 To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, anti-infection measures were taken at the workshop including avoiding the “three C’s” and limiting the number of attendees.
After a presentation by the JPC, Mr. YAMAZAKI gave a lecture from a viewpoint of the Foreign Ministry, which was followed by active Q&A and opinion exchange.
Results of this workshop will be reflected in the JPC’s future training and research.

  • Mr. YAMAZAKI Fumio
    Director, International Peace and Security
    Cooperation Division, Foreign Policy Bureau,
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Workshop



  • Opinion exchange

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The 1st Peace Operation Workshop FY 2020

On July 6, 2020, the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center (JPC) held this fiscal year’s first Peace Operations Workshop, inviting Ms. FUJISHIGE Hiromi, associate professor in the Department of International Politics at Aoyama Gakuin University.
 The workshop, aimed at acquiring knowledge necessary for research on international peacekeeping operations, was this time limited to members of the JPC and the Joint Staff, and the lecture was given from a remote location in order to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus infection. An active Q & A session and opinion exchange followed the lecture in line with the theme of the workshop “Japan’s future efforts in international peace cooperation.”
 The JPC will reflect the takeaways from this workshop in its future education and research activities.

  • Ms. FUJISHIGE Hiromi
    Associate Professor in the Department of International Politics,
    School of International Politics, Economics and Communication,
    Aoyama Gakuin University

  • Remote lecture


  • The workshop



  • Opinion exchange

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Unveiling ceremony of the JPC’s name board

On March 16, 2020, the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center (JPC) held the unveiling ceremony of its newly set up name board.
 As we didn’t have our name board on the entrance of Building F1 which is connected with Building F2 where the JPC is located, we newly made and set up the Center’s name board there.
 The JPC will remain active in its peacekeeping efforts.

  • New name board on the entrance of Building F1

  • Ceremony

  • Commandant of Joint Staff College, left
    and Director of JPC, right

  • Group photo

  • Set up work before the ceremony

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Overseas training including at the UN headquarters

From February 23 to 28, 2020, EBISAWA Bune, executive research fellow at the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center (JPC), and two others underwent overseas training in the U.S state of New York including at the UN headquarters.
 In addition to the UN headquarters, they also visited the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) to exchange opinions on the latest information about UN peacekeeping operations.
 The JPC will make the most use of the results from this training for its training and research activities.

  • UN Headquarters

  • Courtesy call on Lt. Gen Loitey, UN military
    adviser, Department of Peace Operations

  • Opinion exchange with Lt. Col. ARAI
    in the Military Planning Service,
    Office of Military Affairs,
    Department of Peace Operations

  • Opinion exchange with Ms. NAKAYA in the
    Africa Division1, Department of Political and
    Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations

  • Opinion exchange with Col. Wildish,
    Special Assistant to the Military Adviser,
    Department of Peace Operations

  • Opinion exchange with Mr. Adam Day
    in the UNU-CPR

  • Opinion exchange with officers in the
    Department of Operational Support
    Mr. Loret, left
    Senior Programme Officer, Mr. ITO, center
    Mr. Zehler, right

  • Opinion exchange with Ms. SEKI in the
    Office for the Coordination of
    Humanitarian Affairs

  • Opinion exchange with Ms. YAMASHITA,
    Chief, Asia and Pacific Division

  • Research officer Lt. Cdr. NAKAGANE, left
    Executive research fellow Mr. EBISAWA, center
    Senior Planning Officer Lt. Col. NAGATA, right

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Participation in PKOCB TWG of AAPTC

From Feb. 3 to 7, 2020, Lt. Col. NAKAI Akira, research officer at the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center (JPC) attended the Regional Peacekeeping Operations Capability and Capacity Building Technical Work Group (PKOCB TWG) of the Association of Asia-Pacific Peace Operations Training Centers (AAPTC) hosted in the U.S. state of Hawaii.
 In the meeting, delegates from the U.S. and other participating countries shared the progress of PKO-related capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region, identified assistance needs and exchanged opinions on the future efforts in that field.
 The JPC will reflect the results from this meeting in its training and research activities.

  • The Work Group (LTC NAKAI, left) 

  • The Work Group

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