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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Following the participation in the Japanese International Fleet Review and port visit to Yokosuka, Japan, Australian HMAS Stuart took part in the bilateral Exercise Nichi Gou Trident with Japanese naval ships. Stuart, along with five ships of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, JS Kirisame, JS Shimakaze, JS Kirishima, JS Chokai and JS Samidare conducted joint maritime warfare drills over four […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 July 2019

    The Japanese government intends to acquire around 20 unmanned helicopters for its Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF), local media reports have said citing unnamed officials. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the acquisition of a yet unspecified large, unmanned helicopter fleet would be in response to China’s growing maritime assertiveness in the region. The ship-based helicopters […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the U.S. Navy’s Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are participating in the annual bilateral training exercise Multi Sail 2016, which is taking place from March 6-11. Participants include six U.S. surface units, four Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships, and a number of subsurface and other special units. […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Training & Education

    The US Ronald Reagan Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Escort Flotilla 4 Battle Group, participated in bilateral training on August 31 while underway in the South China Sea. During the training, units from the two maritime forces sailed in formation, participated in replenishment-at-sea training, exchanged Naval Liaison Officers and practiced maneuvering procedures. Additionally, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) submarine, JS Mochishio (SS 600) arrived at Naval Station Pearl Harbor to begin their annual training exercises with the U.S. Navy submarine forces Oct. 31. Mochishio is here as part of an ongoing strategy of theater engagement, training and building partnerships. USS La Jolla (SSN 701) of Commander Submarine […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States are participating in exercise Malabar 2015, in Chennai, India, Oct. 14-19, 2015. Malabar 2015 is a complex, high-end warfighting exercise that has grown in scope and complexity over the years and is the latest in a continuing series conducted to advance multi-national maritime relationships […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) kicked off the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2017 on March 6, with ships getting underway from the Apra Harbor in Guam. Six U.S. Navy ships, two JMSDF ships and a number of subsurface and other special units will spend the next four days training together. MultiSail […]

  • 3 August 2011
    Training & Education

    Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 is leading a contingent of U.S. Navy ships, that are participating in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) off the United State’s East Coast, from Virginia to Florida, July 31 – August 2. PASSEX is designed to provide realistic training environments for U.S. Navy and […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Japanese sailors took part in a modified version of the training U.S. Navy Sailors receive to learn the skills needed to perform safe and effective boarding operations at sea. The training took place at Pearl Harbor from September 24 to 26. Sailors from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Hyuga (DDH 181) and […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) guided missile destroyer JS Atago (DDG-177) has successfully intercepted and destroyed a US ballistic missile in a test conducted off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii.  The test was supported by JMSDF and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the US Navy. As explained, the […]

  • 3 September 2018

    On August 29, 2018, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s JS Akebono and the Spanish Navy’s ESPS Castilla conducted a passage exercise (PASSEX) in the Gulf of Aden. JS Akebono (DD-108) and ESPS Castilla (L52) are flagships under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF151) and the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, respectively. […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Training Squadron is scheduled to conduct a friendly port visit to Klaipėda on August 8 as Lithuania and Japan mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Commanded by Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Iwasaki, the training squadron includes three ships and a crew of roughly 750 members of the Japan Maritime Self […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors has been awarded a $357 million contract for in-service work on the Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System (AEGIS) for Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force and the Norwegian Navy. Under the U.S. Navy-awarded contract, Lockheed will carry out combat systems engineering and computer program maintenance which includes annual inspection and regular overhaul execution support. […]

  • 25 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Task unit of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force comprising destroyer Ariake and frigate Oyodo on Sept 23 called at Vladivostok… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 25, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 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 […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), foreground, participates in a photo exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Ashigara (DDG 178), the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), an unidentified naval vessel and the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during Malabar 2014.   Malabar is a U.S. Navy, Indian navy […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 conducted landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) interoperability drills with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Sasebo, Japan on November 8. US Navy sailors departed the Yokose LCAC facility in LCAC 09, transited the Sasebo Outer Harbor, and then entered and exited the well deck of the Japan […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the Japan Self Defense Force and the U.S. military comprising 34 different commands across ground, maritime, and air services met for bilateral amphibious and mine warfare discussions, May 22-24. The staff talks were hosted by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s Mine Warfare Command, Japan’s counterpart to the U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Force 7th Fleet. […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. The vessel, named Izumo, represents the latest move in Japan’s expansion of naval capabilities. Reuters quoted Gen Nakatani, Japan’s Minister of Defense, as saying that “the vessel can serve in a wide range of roles including peace keeping operations, international disaster relief and […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy have kicked off a trilateral link exercise (LINKEX) in seas east of the Korean peninsula and waters near Japan. Taking place between October 24 and 25, Linkex is aimed at promoting communications, interoperability and partnership in the region. This exercise, like a number […]

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

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) is underway in formation with ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force at the conclusion of Keen Sword 15. Keen Sword, a joint-bilateral training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self Defense Force, is designed to increase combat readiness […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday, 10th of July, Ambassador of Japan H.E. Makoto Yamanaka will pay a visit in the Polish Navy, Gdynia. During the visit he will meet with Commander in Chief of the Polish Navy – Vice Admiral Tomasz Mathea. One of the most important topic of the Polish-Japanese talks will be the visit in Poland […]

  • 27 August 2013

    The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) met with several key leaders within the government of Japan and its Ministry of Defense Aug. 26. Adm. Mark Ferguson is at the beginning of a series of engagements in Tokyo, at several U.S. Navy installations in Region Japan, and with neighboring local government officials this week. During […]

  • 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 […]