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The 6th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations

   The JMSDF Command and Staff College(MCSC) held the 6th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations (WPNS STEP) from 18 October to 28 October, 2016.
    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 6th WPNS STEP, 26 Naval officers from 24 countries participated and promoted friendship with the Command and Staff Course students.


Australia People’s Republic of China New Zealand Democratic Socialist
Republic of Sri Lanka
Kingdom of Bahrain Republic of Djibouti Sultanate of Oman Kingdom of Thailand
Brunei Darussalam Federal Republic of Germany Independent State of
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Turkey
Kingdom of Cambodia India Republic of Korea United Kingdom
Canada Republic of Indonesia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia United States of America
Republic of Chile Malaysia Republic of Singapore Socialist Republic of
Viet Nam


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  WPNS STEP 2015