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POLI | 2nd Trilateral Table Top Exercise (TTX) on Disaster Management was successfully held in Tokyo - 2014.03.06-07


Building on the outcome of the 1st Trilateral Table Top Exercise (TTX) held in Seoul in 2013, the 2nd TTX was successfully conducted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in Tokyo on 6-7 March, 2014. The exercise was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet Office of Japan and organized and facilitated by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS).


Players of the 2nd TTX were from disaster management related ministries and agencies of Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Cabinet Office of Japan; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) of the People’s Republic of China; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).


There were also observers from Japan’s Ministry of Defense, National Police Agency, Fire and Disaster Management Agency and Japanese Red Cross Society, and experts from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) who shared expertise and insight on disaster relief and management from international and local perspectives.


The participants of the three countries contributed in-depth discussion and shared the view that the TTX has laid a solid foundation for the enhancement of comprehensive and effective trilateral cooperation on disaster management. The Korean and Japanese delegates welcomed general proposal raised by the Chinese side to hold the 3rd Trilateral TTX in China in early 2015, with a view to continue strengthening trilateral cooperation in the field of disaster management.


The two-day exercise was composed of a table top exercise and site visit to Ariake no Oka disaster prevention base in Tokyo. 


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The 2nd TTX was conducted at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on March 6, 2014

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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio KISHIDA delivered a speech during the TTX session

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Participants from Japan in the TTX session

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Participants from China in the TTX session

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Participants from ROK in the TTX session

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TCS Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo in the TTX session

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A group photo