June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The escort ship Ise and the transport ship “Kunisaki” are carrying out on-the-job training (Talisman Saber 19) with the US military in Australia. They are together with the Ground Self-Defense Force Aquatic Mobile Task Force and the First Helicopter Group.
This training is intended not only to improve the Maritime Self Defense Force’s tactical skills but also to deepen the ability to conduct integrated operations with the Ground Self Defense Force and the joint coping ability with the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps regarding the amphibious operation. Crew members seek mutual understanding with the Ground Self Defense Force and the US Army through coordination and training for amphibious warfare.
In addition, crew members run together on a large deck together with self-members in order to maintain their strength even during long voyages, and sweat away.