Full text of basic plan for SDF antiterrorism support.TOKYO, Nov. 16 Kyodo
Following is a provisional translation provided by the Foreign Ministry of the full text of the ''Basic Plan Regarding Response Measures Based on the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Special measures is a status applied by Ofsted, the schools inspection agency, to schools in England when it considers that they fail to supply an acceptable level of education and appear to lack the leadership capacity necessary to secure improvements. Law.'' The plan for the Self-Defense Forces to provide noncombat support to the U.S.-led military campaign against terrorism was decided by the cabinet Friday.
1. Basic Policy
The attacks by the terrorists which occurred on 11 September 2001 in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. (hereinafter here·in·af·ter
In a following part of this document, statement, or book.
Formal or law from this point on in this document, matter, or case
Adv. 1. referred to as ''the terrorist attacks'') are extremely vicious and unforgivable acts of violence not only to the United States but also to all humankind. In response to this, all nations in the world are now overcoming their differences to condemn the inhuman in·hu·man
a. Lacking kindness, pity, or compassion; cruel. See Synonyms at cruel.
b. Deficient in emotional warmth; cold.
2. acts of terrorism and are joining their hands to tackle the issue together.
It is important also for Japan to recognize the fight against international terrorism Noun 1. international terrorism - terrorism practiced in a foreign country by terrorists who are not native to that country
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain as a challenge to itself, and to extend as much support and cooperation as possible within the scope of the Constitution, based upon the standpoint that Japan should contribute to the efforts to prevent and eradicate Eradicate
To completely do away with something, eliminate it, end its existence.
Mentioned in: Smallpox international terrorism actively and on its own initiative.
For the above purpose, cooperation and support activities, search and rescue activities and assistance to affected people will be conducted, in accordance with the Special Measures Law Concerning Measures Taken by Japan in Support of the Activities of Foreign Countries Aiming to Achieve the Purposes of the Charter of the United Nations in Response to the Terrorist Attacks Which Took Place on 11 September 2001 in the United States of America UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The name of this country. The United States, now thirty-one in number, are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, as well as Concerning Humanitarian Measures Based on Relevant Resolutions of the United Nations (Law No. 113, 2001, hereinafter referred to as ''The Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law'').
2. Details regarding Implementation of Cooperation and Support
(1) Basic points regarding implementation of cooperation and
In response to the terrorist attacks, the United States and other countries began military operation against the Taliban and others on 8 October 2001. Under the circumstances, Japan will conduct the following cooperation and support activities in support of the activities of the armed forces of the United States and other countries which aim to eradicate the threat of the terrorist attacks, thereby contributing to the achievement of the purposes of the Charter of the United Nations.
(2) Categories and contents of cooperation and support
The following are the categories and contents of the cooperation and support activities, which will be implemented in the form of provision of goods belonging to the Self-Defense Forces and provision of services by the Self-Defense Forces to the armed forces of the United States and other countries.
Supply of fuel for ships and others which will be conducted by ships
(i) Transportation of fuel for ships and others which will be conducted by ships
(ii) Transportation of personnel and goods which will be conducted by aircraft
(d) Repair and Maintenance
Repair and maintenance, provision of repair and maintenance equipment as well as parts and components, and provision of similar goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax.
(ii) Medical activities
Provision of medical services for the sick and wounded, sanitary equipment as well as provision of similar goods and services
(iii) Sea port services
Support for ships in entering and leaving ports in Japan, in loading and unloading, as well as provision of similar goods and services
(3) Details regarding the range of areas in which cooperation and support activities will be conducted as well as the determination of such areas
(a) The areas in which supply and transportation activities as stipulated in (a) and (b) of (2) are conducted area as follows:
(i) The territory of Japan
(ii) For the supply and transportation conducted by ships, the Indian Ocean (including the Gulf. ''The Indian Ocean'' hereafter In the future.
The term hereafter is always used to indicate a future time—to the exclusion of both the past and present—in legal documents, statutes, and other similar papers. means the same.), the airspace over the Indian Ocean, as well as the following areas (excluding the areas which belong to the Indian Ocean and the airspace above.)
(A) Diego Garcia Diego Garcia, coral island, 11 sq mi (28 sq km). Indian Ocean, largest island of the Chagos Archipelago, SW of Sri Lanka. Part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the island was leased (1970) to the United States and later developed as a joint U.S. Island of the United Kingdom, its adjacent territorial waters territorial waters: see waters, territorial.
Waters under the sovereign jurisdiction of a nation or state, including both marginal sea and inland waters. , and the airspace above
(B) The territory of Australia
(C) The territories of countries located on the coast of the Indian Ocean as well as the territories of countries along the routes from the territory of Japan to the coast of the Indian Ocean which contain points of passage or points where fuel and others will be loaded and/or unloaded.
(iii) For the transportation by aircraft, Guam Island of the United States, the airspace above, and the airspace above the territorial waters of the United States adjacent to Guam Island; Diego Garcia Island of the United Kingdom, the airspace above, and the airspace above the territorial waters of the United Kingdom adjacent to Diego Garcia Island; as well as territories of countries located on the coast of the Indian Ocean as well as the territories of countries along the routes from the territory of Japan to the coast of Indian Ocean, which contain points of passage or points where personnel or goods will be loaded and/or unloaded.
(iv) The sea areas or airspace in which the ships or aircraft will pass when navigating between two points belonging to the areas stipulated in (i), (ii) and (iii) (excluding the areas which belong to the areas stipulated in (i), (ii) and (iii))
(b) Repair and maintenance activities stipulated in (2)(c)(i) will be conducted within the areas stipulated in (i) and (ii) of (a), the sea areas where ships will pass when navigating between two points which belong to such areas (excluding the areas which belong to the areas stipulated in (i) or (ii) of (a)), as well as territories of the foreign countries stipulated in (a) (iii).
(c) Medical activities as stipulated in 2(c)(iii) will be conducted within the areas stipulated in (i) or (ii) of (a), as well as the sea areas where ships will pass when navigating between two points which belong to such areas (excluding areas which belong to the areas stipulated in (i) and (ii) of (a)).
(d) Sea port services as stipulated in (2)(c)(iii) will be conducted within the areas stipulated in (i) of (a).
(e) The director general of the Defense Agency, when designating high seas high seas
In maritime law, the waters lying outside the territorial waters of any and all states. In the Middle Ages, a number of maritime states asserted sovereignty over large portions of the high seas. , the airspace above high seas and the territories of foreign countries as areas in which the cooperation and support activities will be conducted, shall give full consideration to such elements as overall situation regarding the activities of foreign countries as well as security conditions in the areas where the activities will be conducted so that the activities be conducted, in areas where combat is not taking place, nor expected to take place throughout the period during which the activities are conducted, and that security be ensured while the activities are conducted.