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  • 9 June 2016

    Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador to protest a Chinese warship entering disputed East China Sea waters near the Senkaku Islands. A Chinese Jiangkai I class frigate, as the ship was identified by the Japanese destroyer Setogiri, entered the waters June 8, Kyodo News quoted the Japanese Foreign Ministry as saying. “We are deeply concerned that […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Training & Education

    Each year since the Great East Japan earthquake of 2011, the government of Japan and the U.S. military have participated in disaster preparedness and emergency response drills to ensure a swifter and stronger response to future natural disasters. During the Big Kanagawa Rescue exercise, hosted by the Kanagawa Prefectural government and conducted around the Kanagawa […]

  • 28 May 2015

    Adm. Tomohisa Takei, chief of staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), May 22. Takei received an orientation on flight operations aboard George Washington while strengthening the joint interoperability between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF. Adm. Takei’s visit also allowed him to see the more than […]

  • 21 June 2017

    The Japan Coast Guard has awarded Airbus Helicopters a contract for the delivery of three additional H225 Super Puma helicopters. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed an order for a sixth H225 in 2016, which will be delivered in 2018. Under the agreement, […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Following a four-month patrol, the US amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) will now start maintenance works in Sasebo, Japan. The vessel returned to its forward-deployed home port on November 4. It will now begin a maintenance availability period to sustain the ship’s readiness posture as a forward-deployed Naval force asset before beginning operations again […]

  • 7 November 2011

    Japan’s coast guard has arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing boat after his vessel strayed into Japan’s waters… (bbc) [mappress] Source: bbc, November 07, 2011;

  • 19 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A formal ceremony welcomed HMAS Stuart alongside in Yokosuka, Japan, on 10 October when the ship arrived to participate in the country’s International Fleet Review. A Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force contingent, led by Captain Kazijoto greeted the ship on arrival. Marking the formal commencement of the Review Week from 11 October, a Colour Guard […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Propulsion systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce announced it has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine for the new class of Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) frigates. Rolls-Royce’s MT30 turbines will be powering the 30FFM class frigates which will begin construction next year. The first frigate in the class is expected to enter into service around […]

  • 20 March 2019

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose bid farewell to Japan after a two-week stay which included exercises and a port visit. Montrose spent six days in Tokyo, berthed just three miles from the city center alongside her host, Japanese destroyer Murasame, whose crew introduced the Brits to Japanese cooking and culture, and offered tips on the […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Japan’s defense minister visited together with the country’s navy chiefs the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) at the American Navy outpost in Yokosuka on August 23. Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada, Adm. Tomohisa Takei, Vice Adm. Yasuhiro Shigeoka and Vice Adm. Tetsuro Doshita were welcomed aboard by the Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, […]

  • 17 January 2017

    The U.S. Military Sealift Command’s ocean surveillance ship USNS Able (T-AGOS 20) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol. The January 16 port visit is aimed at strengthening the alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew’s interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. “The crew has worked tirelessly […]

  • 10 September 2015

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, Sept. 10. The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy’s Weapons division performed a live-fire test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, a 21-inch diameter Standard Missile variant cooperatively developed by the United States and Japan for use with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program, on December 8. This is the second such test of the SM-3 Block IIA on the Point […]

  • 22 May 2017

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) pulled into the port of Shimoda, Japan, May 18, to celebrate the 78th annual Black Ship Festival. The festival commemorates the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry and his ‘Black Ships’ in July 1853, and the signing of the Japan-American Treaty of Trade and Amity on […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion has wrapped up a five-day visit to Tokio, Japan, becoming the largest RN vessel to visit the country in a quarter of a century. The 20,000-ton ship pulled alongside on August 3 and hosted over 6000 members of the public during an open weekend. During the visit, sailors, Royal Marines […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has contracted Teledyne to deliver multibeam echosounder packages for its two new-build hydrographic survey vessels. Through its local representative Hydro Systems Development, Teledyne will supply its products for one 100-meter vessel and a smaller, 23-meter vessel. Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the 100 meter vessel will feature the HydroSweep DS full ocean depth […]

  • 7 February 2017

    Chinese Coast Guard vessels sailed near disputed islands in the East China Sea on Monday, two days after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Japan. According to AFP, Japanese Coast Guard said three ships sailed near the disputed island chain known as Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyus in China. The February 6 sail-by came […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Training & Education

    India and Japan are planning to hold a naval exercise near Japan’s coast later this year, according to the New Indian Express. Indian Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Monday welcomed a visit from his Japanese colleague, Minister Itsunori Onodera in New Delhi. The ministers discussed defence cooperation between their countries. They also shared views […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force and U.S. Air Force 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron visited the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) Nov. 9, for a tour of the ship and to conduct training. 28 JASDF staff members and 20 U.S. Air Force personnel arrived aboard to see what life is […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) tenth Sōryū-class submarine ‘Shōryū’ (SS-510) at its Kobe shipyard on November 6. The air-independent propulsion submarine was launched in a ceremony attended by senior defense ministry officials. In addition to being the tenth in its class, Shōryū is also the 28th submarine to be built […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US defense contractor Northrop Grumman Systems will build another nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft for the government of Japan. The company was awarded a $1.36 billion contract modification by the US Naval Air Systems Command for the work. This contract award follows the May 2019 delivery of the first […]

  • 8 March 2011

      Japan protested Tuesday after a Chinese helicopter the previous day staged a close fly-by of one of its destroyers near gas fields in the Ea… (mysinchew) [mappress] Source: mysinchew, March 8, 2011;    

  • 18 January 2017

    U.S. Marines’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on January 18 as the first F-35B squadron on an operational overseas deployment. With this deployment, the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 begins a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni from MCAS Yuma, Arizona, and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st […]

  • 10 June 2016

    Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Consulate representatives attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, to mark the 74th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul. The accommodation ferry was struck by a midget submarine torpedo. Past president of the Naval Historical Society of Australia, Captain Paul Martin (Rtd), said the 27 sailors who lost […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Philippine Navy (PN) officially received the final three of overall five Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft in a March 26 ceremony at Naval Air Group (NAG) headquarters in Cavite City. The aircraft, donated to the Philippines by the Japan ministry of defense (JMOD), will boost the country’s maritime patrol capabilities. Philippines National Defense Chief, Sec. Delfin N. […]

  • 5 January 2017

    U.S. Navy’s newest E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft will join the forward deployed naval forces in Japan, the service announced Thursday. The E-2Ds from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 will become part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni in February 2017. They are replacing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 April 2018

    The Japan Coast Guard has ordered another H225 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters, bringing its fleet of H225 aircraft to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the coast guard’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, according to […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) is expanding their unmanned ocean observation fleet of Wave Gliders to the Niigata-headquartered 9th Regional District, system manufacturer Liquid Robotics has announced. This growth is part of JCG’s multi-year, ocean monitoring program to provide enhanced, real-time situational awareness of ocean currents, wave activity, and weather along Japan’s coastlines. Prior to […]