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  • 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 […]

  • 4 March 2015

    Arleigh-burke class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) visited Kure to strengthen their close ties with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and collaborate on tactical doctrine and warfighting concepts, Feb. 26-28. During the visit, Lassen and JMSDF JS Ise (DDH 182) hosted warfighter exchange discussions and Lassen hosted a reception on board which […]

  • 20 November 2014

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Akira Saito, commander, Escort Flotilla (CCF) One, along with his staff and other JMSDF sailors embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other ships in the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) as part of Keen Sword (KS) 15, Nov. 10-19. The visitors received […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) will be operating alongside their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts during a bilateral field training exercise, Keen Sword 15, November 11. Keen Sword is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises since 1986 involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) designed to increase […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “JS BUNGO” and “JS YAEYAMA” arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and supply visit on 13th October 2014. They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. The head of the mission, Commander Minesweeper Division 51, Captain Keiji […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Three Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force Ships, JDS Kashima, JDS Setoyuki and JDS Asagiri have arrived at Garden Island, Sydney, for a three-day port visit.   The ships are part of the JMSDF Training Squadron. Since 1956, the Squadron has been conducting annual overseas training cruises to develop the knowledge and skills of Junior Officers, who […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was the stage for a compliant boarding exercise involving visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), July 27, as part of exercise Malabar 2014.   “Every boarding event comes with risk,” said John S. McCain’s […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF), July 9.   Pinckney operated off the coast of Guam with eight JMSDF ships practicing naval gunnery, anti-submarine warfare, tactical maneuvering, communications drills, and personnel exchanges. “The purpose of this exercise is aimed at […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) received hands-on training at the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Detachment Pearl Harbor July 2, on how U.S. Navy Sailors conduct boarding operations at sea.   U.S. Navy Non-Compliant Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (NCB-VBSS) teams are comprised of an all-volunteer force. Those who volunteer undergo specialized […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft landed on Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter destroyer Hyuga (DDH 181) for the first time June 14. The landing aboard Hyuga was the culmination of extensive planning by Sailors and Marines from Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Two Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Suzunami” and “Kirisame” arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on 20th May 2013 on a goodwill and supply visit. The ships were ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy on their arrival. Commander 03rd Escort Division, Captain Junichi Shimo and ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Toshikuni Miyata and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 August 2012

    Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), visited national capital region naval activities to strengthen maritime partnerships and international relationships Aug. 27-29. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert comments following a successful visit: “Yesterday, Darleen and I welcomed our Japanese friends, the new Chief of Staff of the Japan […]

  • 17 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus awarded medals to two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) leaders, July 16, during a ceremony aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Mabus awarded JMSDF Vice Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, commander in chief of the Self Defense Fleet, with the Legion of Merit. The […]

  • 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. […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Samidare DD-106” and “Umigiri DD-158”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on 12th November 2011 with the Commander, Escort Division Four, Captain Hideyuki Ooban onboard. The ships are returning from a counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Arden. ” Samidare […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144) will join U.S. Navy ships in exercise Koa Kai 12-1 beginning Nov. 10, marking the first time a JMSDF surface ship will participate in the semi-annual exercise in and around Hawaiian waters. Koa Kai 12-1 is an integrated maritime exercise to prepare independent […]

  • 9 February 2021

    A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSF) Soryu-class submarine collided with a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier in the Pacific Ocean.

  • 20 October 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Vessels belonging to the US, Japanese and Australian navies gathered in the South China Sea for trilateral naval exercises.

  • 15 October 2020
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Taigei, a first unit in the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) new class of attack submarines, has been launched and named in Japan.

  • 22 July 2020

    Rear Admiral Ishimaki of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) handed over Command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) to Rear Admiral Inanir of the Turkish Navy in a virtual ceremony on July 21.

  • 21 July 2020

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Australian Defense Force (ADF), and the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group began a trilateral exercise in the Philippine Sea on July 19.

  • 9 July 2020

    Last week, the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departed Yokosuka, Japan, for Portland, Oregon, to complete a scheduled a 17-month Depot Modernization Period (DMP).

  • 31 March 2020

    A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Shimakaze (DDG-172) and a Chinese fishing boat collided in the high seas of the East China Sea in the evening hours of March 30. The incident took place about 650 kilometers west of the Japanese island Yakushima, Joint Staff Japan said in a statement. The crash opened a […]

  • 27 March 2020

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of the first of two Maya-class ballistic missile defense destroyers. The 172-meter-long Maya (DDG-179) was handed over to JMSDF by shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) at Yokohama Shipyard Isogo Works on March 19. The Aegis-equipped ship – named after a mountain in Kobe and a […]

  • 10 January 2020

    Japan revealed plans to send a warship and patrol planes to the Middle East in order to ensure the safety of Japan-affiliated vessels in the region.  The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Takanami-class destroyer Takanami (DD-110) and two Japanese Deployment Air-Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement Forces (DAPE) P-3C maritime patrol aircraft will be deployed in the […]