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The 7th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations

   The JMSDF Command and Staff College(MCSC) held the 7th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations (WPNS STEP) from 17 October to 27 October, 2017.
   The WPNS STEP aims to deepen mutual understanding among the participants so that they can promote multilateral cooperation as leading naval officers-to-be in the near future.
It also aims to provide the participants with an opportunity to understand Japan’s security environment, defense policy and the infrastructure of defense forces, as well as Japan’s history and culture. This annual program started on 2011.

Participating Countries

In the 7th WPNS STEP, 27 Naval officers from 25 countries participated and promoted friendship with the Command and Staff Course students.


Australia France Malaysia Philippines Tonga
Bangladesh Germany Mexico Republic of Korea Turkey
Cambodia India Myanmar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates
Canada Indonesia Oman Singapore United Kingdom
Chile Italy Peru Thailand United States


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