JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.65


FY2015 MSDF Overseas Training

The MSDF conducts the Overseas Training for junior officers to apply the knowledge and skills in the field that they acquired at school and to help them be accustomed to the sea, developing the qualities that are required to be SDF officers. In addition, the Overseas Training contributes to develop an international sense of the junior officers as well as promote friendship and goodwill. Since 1957, the MSDF conducts the Overseas Training every year, and it counts 59th this year.


May 21st — October 27th, 2015
(160 Days)

Ports of Call

  • The United States (Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Hilo)
  • Guatemala (Quetzal)
  • Columbia (Cartagena)
  • Honduras (Cortes)
  • Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
  • Brazil (Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Santos)
  • Uruguay (Montevideo)
  • Argentine (Buenos Aires)
  • Chile (Valparaiso)
  • Peru (Callao)
  • Nicaragua (Corinto)
  • Mexico (Manzanillo)
  • Total Distance of Navigation: 54,000 km
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