On March 15 and 16, 2021, at the request of the Jordanian Armed Forces, the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center (JPC) of the Joint Staff College, in conjunction with Director for Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region, Defense Policy Bureau, took part online as lecturers in the international peace cooperation activities training hosted by the middle eastern nation’s forces.
This training was conducted in English and based on the United Nations training materials, with Lt. Col. NAKAI Akira lecturing on “Principles of United Nations Peacekeeping and legal framework” on the first day, and Maj. OGAWA Akira on “Protection of civilian in the context of UNPKOs” the next day.
It was the first time that the JPC had trained foreign military officers online, but the training was done in a lively atmosphere where participants actively asked questions and made comments.
The JPC will continue to actively provide support to training overseas.
JPC’s officers providing training
Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces in the training
On February 19, 2021, the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center (JPC) participated online in the International Peace Cooperation Activities Seminar hosted by the International Peace Cooperation Activities Training Unit, Ground Self-Defense Force.
This annual seminar is aimed at allowing the GSDF and civil organizations to share information on international operations and to promote mutual understanding and at enhancing knowledge and skills of the SDF personnel.
This time, “The impact of covid-19 on international activities and the prospect of them in the aftermath of covid-19: Remote and diversified support through utilization of information and communication technology” was the theme of the seminar in light of the pandemic, and participants actively discussed and exchanged opinions on the matter.
The JPC will reflect the results of the seminar in its training and research projects.
JPC members at the online seminar
Theme: The impact of covid-19 on international activities and the prospect of them in the aftermath of covid-19: Remote and diversified support through utilization of information and communication technology
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