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Future Defense Exchange            and Security Dialogue          Between Japan and GCC                        countries  ...
Future Defense Exchange and Security Dialogue      Between Japan and GCC countries          The Views expressed here are t...
Future Defense Exchange  and Security DialogueBetween Japan and GCC       countries
GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) = Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,             Saudi Arabia and UAE
Challenges of This Region
  Japan in this region ・・・・
Japan in this region, lately        JSDF…
* Japan as a new partner         for the security related project* Part of smart Diplomacy in this region
Contents General relations ; Japan and GCC countries JSDF major activities in the Middle East so far Regional security ...
Japan and GCC countries For Japan                  For GCC countries 75% oil from GCC             No.1 Export destinatio...
 Japan is a country fortunate enough to be seen without particular prejudices by the various countries and factions aroun...
GCC countries interest in Japan               (ex. In Education) The Emir of Qatar The Prince of Abu Dhabi     Japanese ...
 Japan is a country fortunate enough to be seen without particular prejudices by the various countries and factions aroun...
JSDF major Activities in this region Re : 1st Gulf War         Minesweeping Operation in the Persian Gulf Re : Middle Ea...
Minesweeping Operation             in the Persian Gulf After 1st Gulf War, 1991 6 ships (Inc. 4 Minesweeper) 511 Personn...
Between Israel and Syria (UNDOF) Since 1995 ~ Now UN Disengagement Observer Force Transport Unit       and HQ Staff Off...
The Long War ;            Support of OEF-MIO Replenishment Activities in the Indian Ocean Since 2001 ~ Now Mainly Fuel ...
Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq                    by Ground SDF Since 2004 Jan.~ 2006 Sep. Around Samawah , Southern ...
Lesson sharing (US Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field                     Manual) “Zen-like Paradoxes of Count...
Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq                    by Ground SDF Since 2004 Jan.~ 2006 Sep. Around Samawah , Southern ...
Lesson learned to others in Africa Lecture for African people at Cairo      At Egyptian Center             for Conflict R...
C-130 Airlift from Kuwait to Iraq Since 2003 Dec. ~ 2008 Dec. From Kuwait to Iraq (Bagdad, Erbil….) by 3 C-130s Goods, ...
Confidence Building Measures !? “Operation clean up Kuwait” ?  - in the base  - on the beach with local Japanese
Contents General relations ; Japan and GCC countries JSDF major activities in the Middle East so far Regional security ...
Agendas ahead    Gen. Petraeus pointed out to GCC Officials                               IISS Manama Dialogue at Bahrain...
NATO Initiatives (ICI) Launched in June 2004 Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE joined Menu  1 Border security            7...
Expert of GCC military balance says The GCC threat to the GCC  - Poor mission focus  - Lack of integration  - Lack of bal...
Basic Principles  Japan as a favorable image nation  Cooperate with US and NATO (keep a low profile)  Promote security ...
Initial step To know each other well Better to increase GCC countries side visit to Japan More purpose oriented briefin...
Next step* In GCC countries                   * In Japan - Security related briefing         - Observing JSDF exercise    ...
Further step (1/2)  for the coordination among GCC                                                Aug. 2008               ...
Further step (2/2) for the coordination among GCC How about this ?   First, for young officers of GCC countries   Then, f...
Basic Principles  Japan as a favorable image nation  Cooperate with US and NATO (keep a low profile)  Promote security ...
 For comprehensive peace in the Middle East, what is necessary is the mental "groundwork" that will make such peace possi...
The Views expressed here are those of             Hitoshi ISHIKAWA.   Nothing spoken here is to be reflecting             ...
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  1. 1. Future Defense Exchange and Security Dialogue Between Japan and GCC countries Feb. 27 2009 Col. Hitoshi ISHIKAWAVisiting Fellow, The Henry L. Stimson Center And Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF)
  2. 2. Future Defense Exchange and Security Dialogue Between Japan and GCC countries The Views expressed here are those of Hitoshi ISHIKAWA. Nothing spoken here is to be reflecting the views of The Henry L. Stimson Center, Japan Ministry of Defense and Japan Self-Defense Force.
  3. 3. Future Defense Exchange and Security DialogueBetween Japan and GCC countries
  4. 4. GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) = Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
  5. 5. Challenges of This Region
  6. 6.   Japan in this region ・・・・
  7. 7. Japan in this region, lately JSDF…
  8. 8. * Japan as a new partner for the security related project* Part of smart Diplomacy in this region
  9. 9. Contents General relations ; Japan and GCC countries JSDF major activities in the Middle East so far Regional security challenges and efforts addressed Future defense exchange
  10. 10. Japan and GCC countries For Japan  For GCC countries 75% oil from GCC No.1 Export destination (90% from M East) (For Kuwait, Qatar, UAE) Export to GCC As for import from Japan Car, Machine, Japan is among top 5 Power Plant Desalination Plant Transportation System Fmr. TOYOTA CEO, Mr. Okuda at Bahrain As a Special Envoy
  11. 11.  Japan is a country fortunate enough to be seen without particular prejudices by the various countries and factions around the (Middle East) region Instead, what we often hear is that people hold Japan in a positive light as a rare example of a non-Western European country that has successfully modernized while maintaining its own traditions. Foreign Minister Taro ASO (then) (At Middle East Research Institute of Japan) Feb. 28th 2007
  12. 12. GCC countries interest in Japan (ex. In Education) The Emir of Qatar The Prince of Abu Dhabi Japanese Style School and Japanese Language Kuwait, Saudi, Oman and UAE also Japanese Language class or Students to Japan Emir of Qatar to Jp P.M. Prince of Abu Dhabi to Jp P.M.
  13. 13.  Japan is a country fortunate enough to be seen without particular prejudices by the various countries and factions around the (Middle East) region Instead, what we often hear is that people hold Japan in a positive light as a rare example of a non-Western European country that has successfully modernized while maintaining its own traditions. Foreign Minister Taro ASO (then) (At Middle East Research Institute of Japan) Feb. 28th 2007
  14. 14. JSDF major Activities in this region Re : 1st Gulf War Minesweeping Operation in the Persian Gulf Re : Middle East Peace Process UN Peace Keeping Operation on the Golan Heights Re : The Long War (OEF-MIO) Replenishment Activities in the Indian Ocean Re : Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance by GSDF C-130H Airlift by ASDF Squadron
  15. 15. Minesweeping Operation in the Persian Gulf After 1st Gulf War, 1991 6 ships (Inc. 4 Minesweeper) 511 Personnel Disposed 34 mines in 99 days Iran Iraq Kuwait Saudi UAE
  16. 16. Between Israel and Syria (UNDOF) Since 1995 ~ Now UN Disengagement Observer Force Transport Unit and HQ Staff Officers
  17. 17. The Long War ; Support of OEF-MIO Replenishment Activities in the Indian Ocean Since 2001 ~ Now Mainly Fuel supply to US, European, Pakistan…… Pakistan Almost 100% DependencyFuel Supply to moving Pakistan Ship atSea
  18. 18. Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq by Ground SDF Since 2004 Jan.~ 2006 Sep. Around Samawah , Southern Iraq Medical Training, Water Supply, Public Facility Reconstruct and Local Employment Dual Track with ODA “ Create friendly sea around us.”
  19. 19. Lesson sharing (US Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual) “Zen-like Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency” Sometimes…… - the more you protect your force, the less secure you may be - the more force is used, the less effective it is - doing nothing is the best way - some of the best weapons for counterinsurgents do not shoot
  20. 20. Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq by Ground SDF Since 2004 Jan.~ 2006 Sep. Around Samawah , Southern Iraq Medical Training, Water Supply, Public Facility Reconstruct and Local Employment Dual Track with ODA “ Create friendly sea around us.”
  21. 21. Lesson learned to others in Africa Lecture for African people at Cairo At Egyptian Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping Joint project : Egypt, Japan and UNDP Experiences of International Peace Cooperation Activiti
  22. 22. C-130 Airlift from Kuwait to Iraq Since 2003 Dec. ~ 2008 Dec. From Kuwait to Iraq (Bagdad, Erbil….) by 3 C-130s Goods, Materials and Personnel for humanitarian assistance and reconstruction 821 days mission, 673 tons
  23. 23. Confidence Building Measures !? “Operation clean up Kuwait” ? - in the base - on the beach with local Japanese
  24. 24. Contents General relations ; Japan and GCC countries JSDF major activities in the Middle East so far Regional security challenges and efforts addressed Future defense exchange
  25. 25. Agendas ahead Gen. Petraeus pointed out to GCC Officials IISS Manama Dialogue at Bahrain Missile Defense December 14th 2008 Maritime Security Operation Intelligence Cooperation Critical Infra. Protection Training and Exercise
  26. 26. NATO Initiatives (ICI) Launched in June 2004 Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE joined Menu 1 Border security 7 Small arms proliferation 2 Terrorism 8 Crisis management 3 Defense reform 9 Military-military contact 4 WMD proliferation 10 Peace support operations 5 Civil emergency planning 11 Military exercise and training 6 Conceptual planning 12 Military education
  27. 27. Expert of GCC military balance says The GCC threat to the GCC - Poor mission focus - Lack of integration - Lack of balanced force development in manpower quality Anthony H. Cordesman CSIS - Problems in jointness and exercise Leaders must take defense seriously End Feuding (inside GCC) End prestige buy and Focus on mission needs
  28. 28. Basic Principles  Japan as a favorable image nation  Cooperate with US and NATO (keep a low profile)  Promote security “modernization” and “liberalization”  Contribute to the stability of the region  Cultivate mutual understanding with GCC countries  Strength the alliance with US and the relations with NATO
  29. 29. Initial step To know each other well Better to increase GCC countries side visit to Japan More purpose oriented briefing about JSDF for examples…. Missile Defense Exercise Measures against Piracy (Future Option)
  30. 30. Next step* In GCC countries * In Japan - Security related briefing - Observing JSDF exercise at GCC military school - Officers to JSDF school - Conference on security With pacific Partners GSDF ExerciseAt Cairo
  31. 31. Further step (1/2) for the coordination among GCC Aug. 2008 Youth who lost relatives in conflict Japanese Diplomatic Attempts in Middle East Peace Process - Invite both Israelis and Palestinians - Joint trip exploring different culture of Japan - Discuss issues with full peace of mind - Quarrels, disputes, sharing of feeling and some change….. - For civil servants, students, youth leaders, and journalists “Meeting in Japan, we would not be branded with any particular
  32. 32. Further step (2/2) for the coordination among GCC How about this ? First, for young officers of GCC countries Then, for senior officers of GCC countries
  33. 33. Basic Principles  Japan as a favorable image nation  Cooperate with US and NATO (keep a low profile)  Promote security “modernization” and “liberalization”  Contribute to the stability of the region  Cultivate mutual understanding with GCC countries  Strength the alliance with US and the relations with NATO
  34. 34.  For comprehensive peace in the Middle East, what is necessary is the mental "groundwork" that will make such peace possible ………… ………There is no doubt in my mind that there are certain types of diplomacy that Japan is uniquely able to undertake. Prime Minister Taro Aso (UN General Assembly) Sep. 25th 2008
  35. 35. The Views expressed here are those of Hitoshi ISHIKAWA. Nothing spoken here is to be reflecting the views ofThe Henry L. Stimson Center, Japan Ministry of Defense and Japan Self-Defense Force.
  36. 36. Question or Comment ?

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