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  • 11 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the US Navy kicked off their bilateral maritime field exercise, Annual Exercise ‘19, off Japan, November 10. The annual bilateral exercise provides the two allies the ability to practice and evaluate coordination procedures and interoperability elements while further building on bilateral relationships. “I have strong faith that this […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group trained with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Division 12 in the Philippine Sea between October 24 and November 2. “Conducting bilateral exercises with the JMSDF enables both navies to continue to strengthen the unique and seamless integration of our forces,” said Capt. […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Japan-based amphibious ships met up with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts for training off Australia. US Navy transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) trained with Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and JMSDF Ōsumi-class amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki […]

  • 25 June 2019

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in bilateral exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DDH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108) in the South China Sea earlier this month.  As informed, the ship quartet practiced communication methods, tactical maneuvering drills and liaison officer exchanges […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship, JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), for two days of exercises on January 11 and 12. During the cooperative deployment, ARG ships and JS Kunisaki conducted communication and maneuvering drills off the west coast of […]

  • 28 December 2018

    Japan’s defense ministry has released footage of an incident on December 20 in which a Republic of Korea Navy destroyer trained its fire-control radar on a Japanese maritime patrol aircraft off the Noto Peninsula in the Sea of Japan. Filmed from aboard the Kawasaki P-1 fixed-wing patrol aircraft of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (MSDF), the […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Japan-based carrier strike group centered around aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan teamed up with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) for joint operations in the Philippine Sea. The cooperative deployment started November 28 and concluded December 5. Hyuga is a helicopter destroyer assigned to […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved a possible sale of eight Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missiles and thirteen SM-3 Block 2A missiles to Japan for an estimated cost of $561 million. In an announcement on November 19, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the contract also included SM-3 1B and 2A missile canisters, […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Kaga and guided-missile destroyer JS Inazuma arrived at Visakhapatnam, India, on October 7 as part of the Indo-Southeast Asia Deployment 2018. The JMSDF task group, commanded by Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukada, Commander, Escort Flotilla-4 (CCF-4), will join their Indian counterparts for the third edition of Japan-India maritime exercise […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship JS Osumi (LST 4001) in the Philippine Sea for maneuvers on August 26. During a passing exercise, multiple ships sail in formation to practice communications and maneuvering procedures. Participating in this PASSEX with the Osumi […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) met up with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force training squadron in the Baltic Sea on August 21 for a passing exercise. The JMSDF task group is composed of cadet training vessel JS Kashima and the destroyer JS Makinami. Japan is one of a number of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed a series of evolutions with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Ise (DDH 182) in the South China Sea on March 23. The two ships were joined by US destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) training drills and sailor-to-sailor exchanges. The operations began March 11 and […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) sailors and personnel are all set for seven days of bilateral exercises as part of exercise MultiSail 2018 which starts March 8. MultiSail is an annual bilateral training exercise that improves interoperability between US and Japanese forces. In 2018 the focus of the exercise will be on improving […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) units got together on February 16 to start the exercise Resilient Shield 2018 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. The annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise will also be joined by US Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) assets for a week of training. Resilient Shield […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) joined ships and aircraft from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) for the mine countermeasure exercise 3JA. USS Chief got underway from its forward-deployed homeport of Sasebo on November 21. The 3JA drill is part of an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the US and […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy carrier strike group attached to the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (CVN 70) took part in an at-sea exercise with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in the East China Sea. The U.S. Navy and JMSDF operated together form March 7 to 10 to increase proficiency in basic maritime skills and […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships worked worked closely with Royal Navy’s HMS Middleton during last month’s mine countermeasures exercise in the Gulf, IMCMEX. Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) HMS Middleton trained with the JMSDF ships Uraga and Takashima for several weeks. Middleton hosted Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, Commander of the Japanese Mine Warfare […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Representatives from the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) have been given a tour of the facilities used to train Royal Navy submariners at HMS Raleigh, in Cornwall. The group of five visitors included Captain Toshiaki Hoshina the Director of the JMSDF Education Division and Captain Keizo Kitagawa, the Defence Attaché, from the Embassy of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 October 2015

    The commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, welcomed Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Chief of Staff Admiral Tomohisa Takei and his staff to MARCOM headquarters recently. The officials gathered for a briefing on NATO operations and discuss opportunities for further cooperation between NATO’s maritime forces and the JMSDF. The two partners […]

  • 9 September 2015

    The Minesweeper Division 51 of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) moored in Manila’s South Harbor, Philippines, on Monday, September 07. The division, headed by Captain Toshiro Takaiwa, is on a three-day visit to the country. It is composed of three vessels JS Bungo (MST 464), JS Aishima (MSC 688) and JS Shishijima (MSC […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Ikazuchi” and “Murasame” arrived at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on a goodwill visit on April 3. The Commander Escort Division I, Captain Atsushi Nakasuji and Ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Kazuharu Hokazono and Commander Kenji Fujii paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Staff of […]

  • 23 March 2015

    Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) leadership visited the Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) while it was in port Sasebo conducting routine maintenance, Mar. 20. While on board, JMSDF leadership toured Fort Worth’s bridge and mission control center as well as her airborne and waterborne mission zones. During the tour, the officers […]