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  • 26 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Japanese Coast Guard patrol ship arrives at the port of Korsakov (Sakhalin Island, Russia) on Oct 25 to attend Russian-Japanese exercise of frontier services, reports RIA Novosti referring to a representative of Sakhalin Coast Guard Dept Natalia Yershova. “Japanese patrol ship Soya will stay at Sakhalin till Oct 28. Purpose of the visit is […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) conducted bilateral training exercises in the Philippine Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMDSF), Aug. 22-26. The Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) program is a series of events focused on anti-submarine warfare procedures and tactics designed to measure how effectively surface […]

  • 30 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Following the visit in early November by the Commander of the 6th Japanese Escort Division, Captain Tsutomu Okawa, to EU Naval Force warship, FGS Lübeck, the German frigate’s commanding officer, Commander Peter Christian Semrau was invited to make a return visit to Japanese destroyer, JS Onami, on 16 December 2014. After rendezvousing at sea 200 […]

  • 3 March 2015

    On Friday 27 February, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board the commander of the Japanese Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, along with representatives from Japanese Warship, JS Harusame. The Japanese delegation was given a brief on the warship’s systems and functions, followed by a tour […]

  • 24 January 2017

    Moraitime forces commanders of Australia and Japan met in the Australian city of Cowra in New South Wales to commemorate the lives lost in the ‘Cowra Breakout’ during the Second World War. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, was undertaking a counterpart visit to Australia, following on from Prime Minister Abe’s recent visit and traveled to […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Russian and Japanese frontier services on Oct 27 practiced anti-criminal drills during joint exercise, reported RIA Novosti on Oct 28 referring to a representative of Sakhalin Coast Guard Department. “The exercise scenario was based on real situations typical for Russian and Japanese border guards. Patrol ships of both countries practiced detention of a “violator” […]

  • 4 April 2014

    On Sunday 30 March, EU Naval Force French flagship, FS Siroco and the Japanese Navy destroyer, JDS Samidare met at sea in the Gulf of Aden.   The Japanese Commander of Escort Division 4, Captain Hiroaki Tajiri and members of his staff took the opportunity to visit the Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Hervé […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self – Defence Force Ships JDS (Japanese Defence Ship) Uraga- a minelayer and JDS Hachijyo -a mine hunter, departed Kochi after a two day stop over at Kochi. The ships which entered Kochi on the 20th have returned after participating in a major minesweeping exercise off the coast of Bahrain in which […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Friday 26 June 2015, Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, visited Japanese warship JDS Ikazuchi at sea. The EU Naval Force Commander was hosted by the Commander of the Japanese Escort Division 1, Captain Atsushi Nakasuji and the JDS Ikazuchi’s Commanding Officer, Commander Kazuharu Hokazono. The visit included a […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    On Thursday 24 July the EU Naval Force flagship, German frigate FGS Brandenburg and the Japanese destroyer, JS Inazuma, met at sea in the Gulf of Aden.   The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to welcome his counterpart, Japanese Commander of Escort Division 8, Captain Koji Tachikawa and some […]

  • 8 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri met the Commander of the Japanese Escort Division 3 on board JDS Suzunami on Wednesday, January 6, 2015.  Rear Admiral Barbieri and members of his force headquarters were warmly welcomed on board by the Commander of the Japanese Task Group, Captain Yoshioka, and by the Commanding Officer […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy mine disposal experts watched their Japanese counterparts work during the large-scale exercise 2JA 2016. Two British observers joined the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force at its major annual test of its minehunting forces in Mutsu Bay at the northern tip of main island of Honshu. Some 20 Japanese minehunters were involved in the exercise, […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Training & Education

    “Visiting a Japanese ship off the coast of the Philippines was an unexpected surprise.” An officer from HMS Illustrious has completed a short exchange visit with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. Acting Lieutenant Commander Joseph Currin , from Southampton, represented the Royal Navy on board the Japanese Ship Ise, a Hyuga-Class Helicopter Destroyer during […]

  • 6 June 2016

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy oldest aircraft carrier in service, the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), joined Naval Base Kitsap Sailors, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard workers and veterans for a Battle of Midway ceremony held on Pier Charlie on Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, June 3. The ceremony honored all the service members and shipyard workers who played […]

  • 27 May 2013

    The Chinese State Oceans Administration said that three of their navy ships ordered Japanese vessels to leave the area near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, according to Latin American Herald Tribune. The Japanese ships entered into the waters of the disputed islands and committed infractions. Last year in September, three of the tiny islands were bought […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Three warships from the Japanese Training Squadron (JTS) arrived in Manila, Philippines, on Monday to promote camaraderie and strengthen bilateral relations with Philippine Navy (PN) counterparts. PN representatives headed by Commodore Primitivo O Gopo, commander of Naval Reserve Command, welcomed the vessels JS KASHIMA (TV3508), JS SETOYUKI (TV3518) and JS ASAGIRI (DD151). The vessels, which […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Chinese spy vessel entered Japanese waters as it shadowed the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis which is taking part in the U.S., Japanese, Indian naval exercise Malabar 2016 in the Western Pacific. The Dongdiao-class intelligence vessel was spotted by patrol aircraft as it sailed in Japanese territorial waters west of Kuchinoerabu Island, […]

  • 29 January 2014
    Industry news

    The Japanese Navy lost a USD 5.7 million worth unmanned submarine last year, according to AFP.   The submarine was being used in the Tsugaru Strait, a channel located between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, in November last year, for collecting data from the underwater terrain in the area. The Navy conducted a […]

  • 15 January 2018

    Japan’s defense minister Itsunori Onodera has condemned China’s deployment of a PLA Navy submarine to the disputed Senkaku Islands. Onodera’s reaction came after a submarine of the Chinese Navy was detected by Japanese warships and aircraft as it sailed near the disputed islands on January 11. According to media reports, the submarine in question was […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce new Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs). BAE Systems will provide 30 new AAV7A1 Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard (RAM/RS) vehicles, plus supply tools and test equipment to support maintenance. The company will also provide training aids for the vehicles to the Japanese military. Work on […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Training & Education

    On 25 July 2015, staff from Operation Atalanta Force Headquarters visited the Japanese Detachment of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 in Djibouti. Led by the Force HQ Chief of Staff, Captain Jens Nykvist, the meeting was hosted by Captain Masahisa Motomura, Commanding Officer of the Deployment Air-Force for counter-piracy Enforcement of the Japanese Self-Defence Force. […]

  • 3 September 2014

    On Tuesday 2 September the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, welcomed the Commander of the Japanese Escort Task Group, Captain Tsutomu Okawa, on board the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria. Both ships are conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.   The Japanese Escort Task Group is composed of the […]

  • 3 June 2015

    Japan made history on Sunday 31 May as it took command of a multi-national task force for the first time since the Second World War. The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force will lead Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) in its mission to continue the deterrence and suppression of piracy off the Horn of Africa. The Japanese-led […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two ships of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), JS Uraga and Takashima are on a visit to Kochi, India from March 22 – 24. During their stay in Kochi, the two minesweepers will have professional and informal interactions with the Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command. On March 22, the commanding officers of the JMSDF ships called on […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Three of the Royal Navy’s minehunting quartet in the Gulf joined their American and Japanese counterparts for the first combined exercise together in two decades. HMS Pembroke was the UK’s initial contributor to Unified Shield, a large exercise involving two US minesweepers, Gladiator and Dextrous, Japan’s Tsushima, and the 8,000-tonne support ship Uraga. It fell […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. held a ceremony marking the launch of the submarine Kokuryu, which was built for the Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD) at its Kobe Works’ first dock. The ceremony was attended by a delegation of top JDA officials. The submarine is the 6th Soryu class submarine built by Kawasaki, and the 26th […]

  • 20 October 2015

    The tri-lateral exercise Malabar came to a close as Indian, Japanese and U.S. naval forces completed training, Oct. 19. The annual high-end war fighting exercise, which began in 1992, featured maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations, surface and anti-submarine warfare, air defense exercises (ADEX) and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations. Indian Navy Rear Adm. […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat has set sail for the Pacific Ocean to take part in an anti-submarine warfare exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, after a busy and culturally enriching port visit to the city of Kure, near Hiroshima. The Anzac Class Frigate has spent the last four days in Kure, hosted by the JMSDF […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Despite of the fact that Australia did not choose Japan to build its submarines, the two countries are deepening their defense relationship, this time with a Royal Australian Navy submarine visiting Japan. Less than a month ago a visit of a Japanese Soryu-class submarine marked the first time a Japanese submarine entered Australia since World War II. Returning […]