The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force should take the initiative in promoting the concept of the Noncombat Military Operation (NCMO), especially humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, in the Asia-Pacific region. It should begin by forming a new mind-set—“Yes, it is possible.”
"The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Age of Multilateral Cooperation: Nontraditional Security,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 67
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol67/iss2/6