Civil-Military Coordination on Disaster Relief Operations of the Japan Self-Defense Forces at Home and Abroad
Co-hosts : Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)
YCAPS and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series in the Iwakuni Community! This event will feature Dr. Saya Kiba as our main presenter along with Dr. Atsushi Yasutomi from Eikei University of Hiroshima who will provide some remarks after Dr. Kiba's presentation and kick off the Q&A portion of the day's event.
Most Japanese people believe that the most important and primary mission of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) is domestic disaster relief operations. The JSDF’s ardent commitment to domestic disaster relief work has been highlighted in the media regularly, projecting it as a national hero in this disaster-prone country. JSDF members have also been engaged in emergency relief activities abroad in cooperation with other militaries, civilian agencies, and international NGOs. Dr. Kiba will discuss this important role of the JSDF in this talk.
*Please note that this is an in-person seminar taking place in Iwakuni,Yamaguchi. It will not be streamed online.