We recruited 291 JSDF
members who belong to the Northern Army and who received tick bites during ground activities (7).
In addition, JSDF
peacekeepers were often restricted in their ability to carry out "core obligations of peacekeeping mandates, including protecting civilians or ensuring the safety and security of other personnel that might come under attack" (Sharland 2014).
Under the approach that Japanese governments have taken up to now, the JSDF
would be unable to rescue the civilians.
From 1970 to 1974, Howa manufactured the Armalite AR-180, although it was not adopted by the JSDF
thus plays an especially important role in large-scale disaster relief within Japan.
This event is very important for the stability of the Pacific region," said JSDF
Ground Forces Maj.
Day celebrates the establishment of the Japan Defense and the inauguration of the Japan Ground, Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces on 1st of July 1954.
The project is supported by the World Bank, with funding by the JSDF
, the Japan Social Development Fund.
Measuring the level of politicians' nationalistic dispositions is extremely difficult; therefore, this study tries to determine whether a candidate's pledges have a nationalistic aspect or not by examining if he/she advocates the following key nationalism-related issues: (1) constitutional revision, (2) the prime minister's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, (3) Japan's bid for permanent membership on the UN Security Council, and (4) increasing roles of the JSDF
such as its involvement in collective security actions.
These upgrades will aid the JSDF
as it expands its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations in the waters around the archipelago nation.
China was particularly critical of the 1996-1997 revision of the US-Japan alliance guidelines that authorized the use of JSDF
forces to maintain peace in the "areas surrounding Japan.
2) While the JSDF
has developed some robust platforms, its current state also reflects the constraints placed on its development under the 1947 constitution, enacted during the occupation following World War II.