Dispatch of a Self-Defense Force Instructor to the South African National Peace Mission Training Centre (PMTC)

March 8, 2013

  1. The Government of Japan decided to dispatch one member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (Captain Hideki Hayashi, Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center, Joint Staff College) as an instructor to the "Peace Relieve and Reconstruction Course" which takes place at the South African National Peace Mission Training Centre (PMTC) from March 4 to 15.
  2. Based on the recognition that peace is a prerequisite for development, Japan has been providing assistance to African peacekeeping training centers with the goals to enhance the peacekeeping capabilities of African countries and to maintain the stability of the region.  The dispatch of this instructor is being undertaken also as part of Japan's support for the PMTC. Japan continues to provide meaningful assistance towards peace and security in Africa not only on the financial front, but also by drawing upon Japan's qualified human resources.
    • (* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)