The 3rd Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Table Top Exercise (TTX) on Disaster Management
April 27, 2015
1. The 3rd Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Table Top Exercise (TTX) on Disaster Management will be held on April 28 in Beijing, China, hosted by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS). The Japanese delegation, composed of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cabinet Office, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will participate in this exercise.
2. In this TTX, which follows the 1st and 2nd exercises held in 2013 and in 2014 respectively, the participants will discuss the humanitarian assistance and the disaster management mechanisms of each country in order to enhance the mutual understanding among the three countries. Furthermore, experts of the relevant international organizations will participate in this exercise, and a representative of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) will give a presentation.
3. It is expected that cooperation among the three countries in the field of disaster management can be enhanced and promoted by conducting this TTX.
(Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Table Top Exercise)
The Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Table Top Exercise started in response to the Trilateral Summit meeting held in May 2011, where the three countries shared the view of promoting trilateral cooperation in disaster management. The 1st TTX was held in March 2013, in Seoul, ROK, and the 2nd one was held in March 2014 in Tokyo.