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Dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Team (Japan Self-Defense Force Units) in Response to the Earthquake Damage in Nepal

April 28, 2015

1. On Monday, April 27, in response to the request from the Government of Nepal, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch the Japan Self-Defense Force Units as a Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Team to Nepal considering the immense damage caused by the earthquake.

2. The first team (approximately 20 members in total) is scheduled to leave for Kathmandu on Tuesday, April 28.

3. The SDF members are expected to conduct activities including medical assistance in Nepal and will begin assistance operations in earliest possible time after arrival, while assessing the conditions of the affected area.

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