Dispatch of a Self-Defense Force Instructor to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana

November 11, 2011

  1. The Government of Japan will dispatch Col. Katsunobu Ishibashi, Director of International Peace Operations Center, Ministry of Defense, as an instructor during November 15-20, 2011 for the Crisis Information Management course delivered by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The Course will be held November 7-18, and it will be attended by military, police and civilian personnel who will be engaged in peacekeeping operations.

  2. Recognizing that personnel training is important for ensuring the effective implementation of peacekeeping operations, Japan has been providing assistance for African peacekeeping training centers, with a view to enhancing the peacekeeping capabilities of African countries. As is the case with the dispatch of the instructor, the Government of Japan intends to continue to provide effective assistance towards peace and security in Africa by drawing on qualified human resources, as well as by funding training programs.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)