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  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from U.S. and Japan concluded the joint amphibious  field training exercise Keen Sword 17. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps units joined forces with Japanese Self Defense Force units to conduct a range of amphibious missions between November 1-11. Surface ships took part in live-fire exercises and other maritime missions to simulate protecting the amphibious task force […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) hosted an Air Defense Syndicate along with U.S. Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel, Feb. 19. Held quarterly, these ongoing interactions between Antietam and the JMSDF are designed to help maintain interoperability and air defense capabilities between the two nation’s fleets as well as […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Formidable-class frigate RSS Steadfast made a port call at the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s Yokosuka Naval Base from August 22 to September 5, 2016. During the port call, RSN Fleet Commander Colonel Cheong Kwok Chien called on Commander-in-Chief of the JMSDF Fleet Vice-Admiral (VADM) Yasuhiro Shigeoka and Commandant of […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) completed Guam Exercise 2016 (Guamex) with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) January 23. This annual training exercise allows JMSDF and U.S. Navy to work alongside each other in the international waters near Guam. The helicopter destroyer JS […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships completed their participation in this year’s bilateral training exercise MultiSail 17 on March 10. The six-day exercise consisted of surface action group maneuvers, anti-submarine training, and various other events that tested warfighting capabilities of each participant. The exercise participants included the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Barry, […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A task group of three Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships (JMSDF) arrived in Brunei on February 11 for a regularly scheduled port call. Asagiri-class destroyers JS Sawagiri and JS Yamagiri and Hatsuyuki-class destroyer JS Yamayuki were welcomed by the Royal Brunei Navy to the Muara Port. The head of delegation, Captain Isamu Kaji, Commander, Escort Division 11 and […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from the navies of Australia, Japan and the US completed the annual Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018, off the coast of Japan on November 27. US Navy’s USS Chief and Australia’s HMAS Huon and HMAS Gascoyne were joined by a number of JMSDF ships for several days of at sea exercises. 3JA […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US and Royal Australian Navy sent their submarines to waters south of Japan where the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) hosted a trilateral submarine competition (SUBCOMP) exercise from September 12 to 19. Japan deployed four submarines to the exercise while the US Navy participated with Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) and Royal Australian […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) participated in the 2015 Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise (ASWEX) with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as part of their Western Pacific deployment Feb. 8-16. ASWEX is an annual event hosted by the JMSDF that included four JMSDF submarines, one U.S. submarine, three surface vessels and multiple aircraft […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Training & Education

     Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMDSF) ships, landing ship tank JS Shimokita (LST 4002); destroyer JS Atago (DDG 177) and helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) departed Pearl Harbor May 20 following a five-day port visit.  During the visit JMSDF sailors conducted wreath-laying ceremonies at the USS Arizona Memorial, National Cemetery of the Pacific, Makiki Cemetery […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    A Royal Canadian Navy submarine recently became the first non-US/Japanese naval vessel to join the ‘Annual Exercise’ – a premier bilateral exercise carried out between the navies of Japan and the US. This year, for the first time since its inception, the exercise saw the participation of a country other than US and Japan. The crew […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), called on Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy at Naval Headquarters on 25 Feb 13. During the meeting, a wide range of subjects of mutual interest in the Maritime Domain were discussed. The Indian Navy and the JMSDF have […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy will join allied and partner navies from Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Singapore in the multi-national Pacific Reach 2013 exercise from Sept. 20-27, 2013. Pacific Reach (PACREACH) 2013 is a multi-national exercise for submarine rescue training that involves bottoming a submarine and conducting closed-hatch rescue with multiple […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessel JS Osumi (LST-4001) carrying some 150 officers and crew has arrived in Manila for a three-day goodwill visit. The Osumi-class tank landing ship docked at South Harbor’s Pier 15 on April 26, the Philippine Navy said. As informed, this is the third visit of a JMSDF ship in the […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Approximately 20 midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps participated in a cultural exchange at the Japan Maritime Officer Candidate School June 23. The midshipmen were each paired with their Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) counterpart from the Japan Maritime Officer Candidate School and bonded through a series of cultural events, further […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) mine countermeasure (MCM) units were joined by their Indian Navy counterparts for the start of the 2JA mine countermeasure exercise 2018 near Ominato, Japan, on July 18. 2JA is an annual exercise that, in addition to the US Navy and JMSDF, this year includes explosive ordinance disposal […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and units with the U.S. Navy’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (RRCSG) along with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) began their Annual Exercise (AE) 16, November 16. AE16 is a bilateral field-training exercise to increase interoperability between the United States Navy (USN) and JMSDF. The exercise is designed to allow the U.S. Navy and […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The 2015 edition of Annual Exercise, a bilateral maritime field training exercise involving the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy (USN), will be conducted Nov. 16-25. The training will take place in the waters south of Japan. Annual Exercise, the premier training event between USN and JMSDF, is designed to increase the defensive […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Forward-deployed ships from the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan carrier strike group (CSG) started bilateral training with Japan Maritime Self Defense destroyer JS Kirishima on August 14. The exercise is also joined by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel from the Commander, Escort Division (CCD) 6 embarked aboard Ronald Reagan started bilateral training. CSG units and […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force has commissioned its ninth Sōryū-class submarine during a March 12 ceremony in the Hyōgo Prefecture. JS Seiryū (SS-509), as the ninth boat in the class is named, was built and delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and will be homeported in Yokosuka. Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the country’s tenth Sōryū submarine on November 6, 2017, […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate, RSS Formidable, is making a port call at the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Yokosuka Naval Base from 22 to 27 Aug 2012. The port call saw an exchange of ship visits between the personnel of the two navies. Prior to the port call, RSS Formidable conducted […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSF) commissioned its new submarine rescue ship JS Chiyoda in a ceremony held in the Okayama Prefecture on March 20. JS Chiyoda replaced its identically-named predecessor which was decommissioned on the same day. The new JS Chiyoda in JMSDF service bears pennant number 404 and measures 128.0 meters in length. […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An unidentified US Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine is set to take part in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Submarine Competition (SUBCOMP) exercise in waters south of Japan. The seven-day drill starts February 13. SUBCOMP is designed to evaluate and test Japanese crews across multiple platforms on their ability to conduct various aspects of […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-Japanese exercise Keen Sword is joined by the staff of Commander, Submarine Group 7 (CSG7) and crew of a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine are participating in Exercise Keen Sword 2019. Keen Sword, which began October 29, is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises that for more than 30 years […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Takanami DD-110” and “Ohnami DD-111”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on 22nd February 2012 with the Commanding Officer, Escort Division Six, Captain Takaki Mizuma onboard. The ships are returning from a counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Arden. […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) and members of mine countermeasures squadron (MCMRON) 7 staff joined Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) MCM units for combined operations in the final phases of the bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA. MCMEX 3JA is part of an annual series of bilateral […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the navies of the US and Japan will be joined by their Australian counterparts for a mine warfare exercise off the coast of southern Japan which kicks off November 17. The drill is called Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018 and is part of an annual exercise series organized by the US […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy mine warfare specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) EOD counterparts recently completed mine warfare exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2019. MIWEX 2JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the US and Japan to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations. “The experience of working […]

  • 15 April 2014

    In response to the invitation of Admiral Katsotoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), the Philippine Navy sent a delegation to Tokyo, Japan for the 3rd PN–JMSDF Staff to Staff Talks from 8th to 11th of April 2014.   During the talks, topics on Security Environment, Defense Policy and Build-Up […]