Last Japanese peacekeepers exit South Sudan

May 26, 2017

Last Japanese peacekeepers exit South Sudan

The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan. The team was Japan’s first with an expanded mandate to use force if necessary to protect civilians and U.N. staff. Japan decided in March to end its peacekeeping mission in the ...

/ Dec 21, 2015

SDF peacekeeper rescues not to be added to missions for now

The Abe administration has decided that Self-Defense Forces personnel will not be ordered to rescue endangered participants of U.N. peacekeeping operations, at least for now, according to government and other sources. The security legislation enacted in September allows the SDF to rescue participants in ...

Jan 17, 2014

South Korean peacekeepers return ammo to Japan via UNMISS

Some 10,000 rifle cartridges supplied by Japan to South Korean peacekeepers in South Sudan last month have been returned via the U.N. Mission in South Sudan, or UNMISS, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The cartridges were given back to Ground Self-Defense Force troops participating ...

Jan 14, 2014

U.N. request for Japan to transport troops, arms in South Sudan nixed

Japan has turned down a U.N. request to transport military personnel and weapons as part of its peacekeeping operations in crisis-hit South Sudan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. The administration was worried it would go against Japan’s policy of not exercising the ...