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    GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

    The Ground Self-Defense Force's nation-building activity as part of a U.N. peacekeeping operation in South Sudan is likely to take a long time and face various challenges.
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    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120110006215.htm

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    Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

    Japan UN envoy: S.Sudan safe for peacekeepers

    Japan's ambassador to the United Nations says localized outbreaks of violence will not affect Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.
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    Friday, January 13, 2012 11:33 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120113_12.html

    Long journey ahead

    A Ground Self-Defense Force water tank truck that will be used in peacekeeping operations in South Sudan is placed aboard an Antonov transport aircraft at Narita Airport on Friday before its scheduled departure that night. The plane, carrying three vehicles along with containers holding food, tents and other goods for a special GSDF unit, will arrive in Uganda as early as Sunday. The cargo will then be carried to South Sudan via land and air routes.
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      Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

      PKO troops leave for South Sudan

      A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force team has left for South Sudan to take part in a United Nations' peace-keeping mission.
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      Saturday, January 14, 2012 19:24 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120114_19.html

      34 GSDF members leave for U.N. mission in S. Sudan

      CHIBA (Kyodo) -- A 34-member group of Ground Self-Defense Force personnel left Narita airport Saturday evening for South Sudan to prepare for Japan's full-fledged participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations there.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm019000c.html

      GSDF Group Leaves for Peacekeeping Mission in S. Sudan

      Tokyo, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)--A group of 34 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel left for South Sudan on Saturday to lay the groundwork for GSDF engineers' participation in U.N. peacekeeping mission in the newly independent African nation.

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011400307

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        Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

        PKO troops arrive in South Sudan

        The first Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops have arrived in South Sudan to take part in a United Nations' peacekeeping mission.

        Monday, January 16, 2012 06:06 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120116_03.html

        Japanese peacekeeping personnel arrive at S. Sudan

        JUBA (Kyodo) -- An advance group of Ground Self-Defense Force personnel flew into the South Sudanese capital of Juba on Sunday to prepare for the arrival of more GSDF members for U.N. peacekeeping operations in the fledgling African nation.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

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          Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

          U.N. Envoy Hails Japanese Contribution in South Sudan

          New York, Jan. 23 (Jiji Press)--The U.N. envoy in South Sudan on Monday expressed gratitude for Japan's dispatch of its Ground Self-Defense Force engineering unit to the African country.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012012400116

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            Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

            Ethnic conflict escalating in South Sudan's Jonglei state

            JUBA, South Sudan--Ethnic strife is escalating in Jonglei state of South Sudan, a newly independent country, where Japanís Self-Defense Forces are deployed to assist in U.N. peacekeeping operations.
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            Clait cries on the lap of her grandmother Kegenk in Juba, South Sudan, on Jan. 20. (Tadashi Sugiyama)
            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201202030001

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              Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

              SDF core unit leaves for S.Sudan

              A core team of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force has left for South Sudan to join the UN peace-keeping mission there.

              Sunday, February 19, 2012 23:17 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120219_20.html

              Japanese peacekeepers eye start of S. Sudan road building in April

              JUBA (Kyodo) -- A representative of Japanese peacekeepers dispatched to South Sudan last month to join a U.N. mission said Saturday they aim to start constructing roads in the capital Juba in early April.

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...in059000c.html

              120 GSDF engineers leave for S. Sudan for peacekeeping mission

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Around 120 Ground Self-Defense Force engineers left Tokyo's Haneda airport on a chartered plane Sunday for South Sudan, the first significant batch of Japanese personnel to engage in U.N. peacekeeping operations in the fledgling African nation.

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm023000c.html

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                Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

                GSDF headquarters in Juba unveiled to media

                In South Sudan, camping grounds that will serve as the base of operations for Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force's UN peacekeeping mission have been unveiled to the media.
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                Monday, February 20, 2012 07:59 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120220_07.html

                SDF core unit arrives in South Sudan

                Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force's main contingent is in South Sudan to join a UN peacekeeping mission.
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                Tuesday, February 21, 2012 07:13 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120221_06.html

                GSDF camp under construction

                Ground Self-Defense Force personnel assemble cots at their camp in Juba, South Sudan. A 50-member advance unit, sent to prepare for the GSDF to participate in U.N. peacekeeping operations in South Sudan, has been living in tents while helping cover the ground in gravel and build ditches for prefabricated accommodation and command posts for the Japanese base. The GSDF camp was open to the media on Sunday.
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                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20120221dy01.htm

                120 GSDF engineers arrive in S. Sudan to join peacekeeping mission

                JUBA (Kyodo) -- Around 120 Ground Self-Defense Force engineers arrived in the South Sudan capital of Juba on Monday to join a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the African nation that gained independence last July after more than 20 years of civil war.

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm013000c.html

                120 Japan GSDF Engineers Arrive in South Sudan

                Juba, Feb. 20 (Jiji Press)--An engineering unit of some 120 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops arrived in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on Monday to rebuild infrastructure in the war-stricken African country as part of U.N. peacekeeping operations.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012022001141

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                  Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

                  Defense Minister encourages GSDF troops in S.Sudan

                  Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka on Tuesday offered words of encouragement to Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force troops taking part in a UN peace-keeping mission in South Sudan.

                  Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:14 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120222_16.html

                  Defense Minister encourages GSDF engineers in S. Sudan

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka encouraged Ground Self-Defense Force personnel in South Sudan on Tuesday via videophone after they had arrived in the African nation the previous day to join a U.N. peacekeeping mission.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

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                    Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

                    Japan's peacekeepers check local needs in S.Sudan

                    A team of Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan has begun consulting with aid workers and regional officials to get a better understanding of local needs when building roads and other infrastructure.

                    Thursday, February 23, 2012 04:15 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120223_06.html

                    SDF battle heat, water shortage in Juba

                    JUBA--A Ground Self-Defense Force unit dispatched to South Sudan to assist U.N. peacekeeping operations is living under severe conditions, including extreme heat, a shortage of water and malaria fears.

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120223006020.htm

                    SDF begins nation-building in S. Sudan

                    JUBA--The main Ground Self-Defense Force unit that will assist U.N. peacekeeping operations in South Sudan arrived Monday to help build the new nation, a new type of support for the SDF to extend to U.N. activities.
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                    Japanese Researcher Studies Tribal Clashes in South Sudan

                    Bor, South Sudan, Feb. 23 (Jiji Press)--A young female researcher from Japan is staying in Bor, the capital of the South Sudanese state of Jonglei, to study long tribal conflicts resulting from cattle raids.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012022300437

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                      Re: Japan - GSDF faces challenges in S. Sudan mission

                      Japan NGO Digs Wells for Peace in South Sudan

                      Bor, South Sudan, Feb. 24 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese nongovernmental organization is digging wells in South Sudan on the front line of longstanding tribal conflict and cattle raids, raising hopes among villagers with no choice but to stay and wait for peace.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012022400670

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