US Navy, JMSDF Complete Exercise 2JA

July 29, 2020 – Mine warfare forces from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) completed Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2020 in Mutsu Bay, Japan, July 23. “This year’s MIWEX 2JA was another rewarding exercise with our Japanese partners,” said Capt. Derek Brady, Commodore of Mine Countermeasures Squadron Seven. “The dedication of all who were involved was…

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Japan International Cooperation Agency Financing Six Coast Guard Ships for Vietnam

July 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Japanese ODA loan agreement with the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi on July 28, targeting the “Marine Security Capacity Building Project” with a limit of ¥36,626 million. We signed (Loan Agreement: L/A). The South China Sea has a high risk of marine accidents…

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Summary of Japan-US-Korea Defense Practitioners Consultation (DTT) Results

May 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – The “Japan-US-Korea Defense Practitioners Consultation (DTT)” was held on May 13 (Wednesday) in a video conference format by the defense authorities of the three countries. At this meeting, the Director of the Department of Defense Policy in Japan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense of the Ministry of Defense of Helby from the US, and…

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Communist Chinese Carrier Returns to Qingdao

May 1, 2020 – China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier formation Thursday returned to a military port in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, after nearly one month of trans-theater training in the far seas. The training was a routine arrangement in the annual plan, featuring a long duration, many subjects, high intensity and complicated air and sea situations, said a military statement,…

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Japan Announces DPRK Ballistic Missile Launch

A suspected ballistic missile was fired from North Korea. It is estimated that they will not fly into Japan’s territory and will not fall into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The recent repeated launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea are serious issues for the entire international community, including Japan. In order to protect the lives and property of the…

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US & Japan Participate in Resilient Shield 2020

February 21, 2020 – U.S. and Japan Armed Forces will be participating in Resilient Shield 2020 starting Feb. 24, at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, and other command centers throughout the region. Resilient Shield is an annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise focused on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), designed to test U.S. Naval tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)…

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