Commendation Ceremony (Staff Officers, and Liaison and Coordination Personnel)
On August 30th, Commendations of the Chief of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters (Prime Minister) were awarded to 3 Staff Officers who had been dispatched to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) and 2 Liaison and Coordination Personnel. The award certificates were handed to the recipients by Mr. Miyajima, Director General of the Secretariat of International Peace Cooperation Headquarters at Cabinet Office.
The homecoming ceremony of UNMISS personnel
On June 30, the homecoming ceremony was held in the Cabinet Office for Major Morotomi and Major Maki who were dispatched to UNMISS from June last year for one-year term of service as staff officers, with the attendance of State Minister Matsumoto, Cabinet Office and Parliamentary Vice-Minister Fujimaru, Ministry of Defense. State Minister Matsumoto expressed his gratitude to them for the safe return and completion of their assignments.
UNMISS SRSG awards Japanese Engineering Contingent UN Peacekeeping Medals
On May 17th, the UNMISS SRSG(Special Representative of the Secretary-General) awarded Japanese peacekeepers from Japanese Engineering Contingent at Tomping Camp, UNMISS in Juba. Keeping "Jin"(Sharing the feelings of others, empathy arising from a kindheartedness) as their unit principle, the SRSG acknowledged the Japanese contingent's contribution for peace and development of South Sudan.
Japan - 60 years of contribution in peacekeeping
UNMAS(United Nations Mine Action Service）
The departure ceremony of UNMISS personnel
On June 8, the departure ceremony for Major Narusawa and Captain Moriguchi, who would work with UNMISS as staff officers, was held at the Cabinet Office with the attendance of State Minister Matsumoto, Cabinet Office and Parliamentary Vice-Minister Fujimaru, Ministry of Defense. State Minister Matsumoto offered encouragement to them, stressing the critical importance of their role in the effort to support the work of UNMISS and the SDF Engineering Unit, and mentioned that he hoped they would perform their tasks vigilantly and fulfill their duties safely.
Japan Self Defense Force Officer teaching how to fix vehicles to students in South Sudan
PR event in UNMISS
Female Self Defense Force Officer in Kimono participating in a cultural exchange event in South Sudan
Visiting Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC) Orphanage
9th SDF engineering unit in South Sudan visited the CCC Orphanage on April 2nd 2016. The unit will continue these activities by obtaining understanding and cooperation of local people through Japanese culture introduction and sports activities in Juba.