Japan-Fiji Goodwill Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS KIRISAME, conducted a goodwill exercise with the Republic of Fiji Navy in order to strengthen cooperation and to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To promote mutual understanding with the Republic of Fiji Navy 2. Date August 15 3. Exercise Area…

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JS Kirisame Exercises With USNS Cesar Chavez

On July 30, JS Kirisame conducted a bilateral exercise in vicinity of the Federated States of Micronesia with USNS Cesar Chavez. This exercise was conducted to maintain the ability of the U.S. and Japanese naval supply forces to conduct replenishments at sea. The logistic divisions of Japanese and U.S. naval forces are operating more effectively and efficiently based on our…

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JS Kirisame Goodwill Exercise with FSM BCMS

From July 29 to 31, JS Kirisame conducted a good will exercise with the Federated States of Micronesia Border Control and Maritime Surveillance Operation Center in vicinity of Federated State of Micronesia to improve our tactical skills and promote mutual understanding with the FSM BCMS. This exercise is the first bilateral one with the Federated States of Micronesia. The Self-Defense…

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U.S., Japan, Australia Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises in South China Sea

October 19, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the South China Sea for multinational exercises, Oct. 19. Participants included John S. McCain, JS Kirisame (DD 104) of the JMSDF, and HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) of the RAN. These exercises marked the fifth time in…

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