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Practice Relating to Rule 4. Definition of Armed Forces
Section A. General definition
The Report on the Practice of Japan states that the Japanese Government understands that Japanese Self-Defence Forces (Jieitai) are categorized as armed forces as referred to in Article 4 of the 1949 Geneva Convention III. 
Report on the Practice of Japan, 1998, Chapter 1.1, referring to Statement by a member of the Japanese Government in the House of Representatives Cabinet Committee, 30 October 1986.