Japan Coast Guard Cadets Visit USCG Base Honolulu

Japan Coast Guard Cadets Visit USCG Base Honolulu

Forty cadets from the Japan Coast Guard training vessel Kojima visited U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu May 17, 2013, as part of an ongoing partnership between the two services.

Kojima, a 377-foot training vessel, is homeported at the Japan Coast Guard Academy and serves to educate and train future officers of the Japan Coast Guard.

During their time on base, the cadets toured the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, a 378-foot high endurance cutter, and Coast Guard Cutter Kukui, a 225-foot multi-mission buoy tender. The tours were conducted by junior officers from each cutter focusing on operations, areas of responsibility and daily shipboard life.

Typically, Kojima conducts a trip around the world every year with a full complement of cadets. Currently, four U.S. Coast Guard cadets have embarked the Kojima to take part in a portion of their yearly voyage around the world in an effort to share training, knowledge and experience between the U.S. and Japan.

The Japan and U.S. Coast Guard work closely together to enforce fisheries laws in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Press Release, May 23, 2013; Image: USCG