The 1995 revision of the NDPO directed the JGSDF to complete a restructuring effort by the end of Japan Fiscal Year (JFY) 2008 (1 April 2008 through 31 March 2009).
The JGSDF is composed of five regional armies, each with a varying number of infantry and armor divisions, brigades, and regiments.
Key components of the JGSDF's logistics structure include the GSO's Logistics Department, the Central Transportation Management Command, the Ground Materiel Control Command, and the JGSDF depot system.
The Logistics Management Division is responsible for overall coordination of logistics planning; the Ordnance and Chemical Division for maintenance, ammunition, and chemical equipment; the Communications and Electronics Division for signal and communications equipment and electronic systems, including radar and fire control systems; the Aircraft Division for JGSDF rotary-wing aircraft maintenance management; fee Quartermaster Division for supply and field service support; the Engineer Division for engineering support; the Transportation Division for transportation support; and the Materiel Research and Development Division for ground force equipment research and development.
The Central Transportation Management Command manages interregional army transportation and nationwide JGSDF rail, air, and maritime transportation.
It oversees the JGSDF depot system, controls JGSDF nationwide depot support, maintains visibility of all depot stocks, and directs cross-leveling operations.
One JGSDF initiative to minimize logistics costs without sacrificing readiness was the realignment and restructuring of its depot system.
The JGSDF NA is headquartered in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
The strength of JGSDF NA logistics is that it is backed by Japan's strong economic base.
USARJ and JGSDF NA complement and strengthen each other as partners in peace.
Many soldiers added to the standard military fare with food from JGSDF post exchange facilities, meals from noodle shops and Friendship Hall (a place to relax and interact with other American and Japanese soldiers), and rare off-post dinners before and after the exercise.