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Noun (futsuumeishi)
self-defence force, self-defense forceF.A.D., Forces d'Auto-Défense (appellation de l'armée Japonaise)

Japan Self-Defence Force, JSDFсилы самообороны (также название японских вооружённых сил)Selbstverteidigungsstreitkräfte (SDF; engl. Self-Defense Forces)
ON: ジ, シKUN: みずか.ら, おの.ずから, おの.ずと

ON: エイ, エ
defense, protection

ON: タイ
regiment, party, company, squad

Example sentences
政府が自衛隊に沖縄への災害派遣を要請した。Parts: 政府 (せいふ), 自衛隊 (じえいたい), 沖縄 (おきなわ), 災害派遣 (さいがいはけん), 要請 (ようせい)The government asked the SDF for a disaster relief deployment to Okinawa.
Die Regierung bittete das Militär eine Katastrophen Delegation nach Okinawa zu schicken.

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