Kosovo was an autonomous state in the Republic of Serbia that had been part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In 1998, a major armed conflict broke out between the Kosovo Liberation Army ( KLM ), which sought the separation and independence of Kosovo, and Serbian security forces. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia accepted a peace plan in June 1999 and the conflict ended. The United Nations established the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo ( UNMIK ) to lead administrative operations and authorized the Kosovo Force ( KFOR ) to take charge of security. An assembly election for establishing the provisional self-government was held peacefully in November 1999. Japan recognized the Republic of Kosovo as an independent state on March 18, 2008.
|Apr. 1999 Contribution in kind to UNHCR for the Relief of Kosovar Refugees|
|Nov. 2001 International Peace Cooperation Assignment in Kosovo|