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
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
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
Commandant of Joint Staff College, left
and Director of JPC, right
Set up work before the ceremony
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.
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
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
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
Japan Peacekeeping Training & Research Center
Joint Staff College, MOD
F-2 Building 1F, 5-1 Ichigayahonmura-cho,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8805