From May 22 to June 28, the JGSDF conducted the Japan-US bilateral exercise "Arctic Aurora" in Alaska, the U.S.
The Multilateral Exercise "Khaan Quest 19"
From June 14 to June 28, the JMOD/JSDF conducted the multilateral exercise "Khaan Quest 19" co-hosted by the U.S. and Mongolia.
Japan-Brunei Goodwill Exercise
On June 26, the JMSDF's JS IZUMO, JS MURASAME and JS AKEBONO conducted the Japan-Brunei goodwill exercise off Brunei.
Overseas Training Cruise in San Diego
From June 13 until June 16, approx. 580 personnel of the JMSDF including approx.190 personnel who completed the general officer candidate course visited San Diego in the U.S.
C-2 Transport Aircraft and P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft on display at Paris Airshow
From June 17 to June 23, the JMOD/JSDF participated in the Paris International Airshow with C-2 Transport Aircraft and P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (until June 18 for P-1). The C-2 crew conducted unit-to-unit exchange with the French Air Force.
Japan-Vietnam Goodwill Training (IPD)
On June 17, the JMSDF's JS IZUMO and JS MURASAME conducted the Japan-Vietnam goodwill training off Cam Rahn Bay in Vietnam.
Japan- Russia Bilateral Exercise
From June 10 to 15, the JMSDF's JS SUZUNAMI conducted the search and rescue exercise (SAREX) with the Russian Navy in Vladivostok. It was the 19th SAREX with the Russian Navy.
From June 10 to 12, the JMSDF's JS IZUMO, JS MURASAME and JS AKEBONO conducted a bilateral exercise with USS RONALD REAGAN and other US vessels in the South China Sea.
Japan-US-Australia-ROK Multilateral Exercise
From May 23 to 28, the JMSDF's JS ARIAKE and JS ASAHI conducted the first Japan-U.S.-Australia-ROK multilateral exercise called "Pacific Vanguard".
Japan-France-Australia-U.S. Multilateral Exercise (La Perouse)
From May 19 to 22, the JMSDF's DDH IZUMO and DD MURASAME (Indo-Pacific Deployment 2019) participated in the first Japan-France-Australia-U.S. multilateral exercise called "La Perouse" in the Indian Ocean.
The Royal Australian Navy Ship's Visit to Japan
From May 14 to 18, the JMSDF's DD TAKANAMI had a goodwill event in accordance with the visit of the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS MELBOURNE to Japan.
The 3rd Expert Working Groups for the Revision of UN Peacekeeping Missions Military Engineer Unit Manual
The JGSDF's personnel participated in the 3rd Expert Working Groups for the revision of UN Peacekeeping Missions Military Engineer Unit Manual held in Canada.
Goodwill events and goodwill exercise with the Indonesian Navy
From May 8 to 10, the JMSDF held goodwill events and goodwill exercise with the Indonesian Navy.
The Royal Malaysian Navy vessel's visit to Japan
On April 15, the Royal Malaysian Navy's FF LEKIU visited Kure district, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan. The JMSDF dispatched ATS KUROBE as a host ship and had a sports event.
Bilateral Exercise with the French Navy
On April 14, the JMSDF's DD KIRISAME and the French Navy's FF VENDEMIAIRE conducted the bilateral exercise such as takeoff and landing of aircraft on the KIRISAME off the west of Kyushu.
Icebreaker SHIRASE, 60th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, comes back to Japan
On April 9, Icebreaker SHIRASE concluded its support for 60th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition and came back to Japan. SHIRASE departed port of Tokyo on November 10, 2018 and came alongside the pier of Showa Station in Antarctica and conducted transport mission from December 25, 2018 to February 3, 2019.
Port Call of Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement at Sri Lanka
From April 4 to 6, the JMSDF's DD ASAGIRI belonging to Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DSPE) called at the Port of Sri Lanka (Colombo) and conducted a joint training with Sri Lanka Navy.
Participation of JGSDF's personnel in the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meet (AASAM)
JGSDF personnel participated in the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meet (AASAM 19) held by Australian Army from March 23 to April 2. The JGSDF achieved excellent records and also deepened ties with other participating countries.
Dispatch of medical officer to the UN Buddy First Aid Master Trainer Course
The JGSDF Medical School dispatched a medical officer as a trainer to the UN Buddy First Aid Master Trainer Course that took place in Ireland from March 9 to 18.
The multilateral maritime exercise hosted by the Royal Malaysian Navy
On March 31, JMSDF DD ASAGIRI took part in the multilateral maritime exercise.
The International Fleet Review held by the Royal Malaysian Navy
JMSDF DD ASAGIRI participated in the International Fleet Review as part of LIMA 19 held by Royal Malaysian Navy in Langkawi on March 27.
Joint Counter-Piracy Training with EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR)
JMSDF Samidare of DSPE and EUNAVFOR ESPS NAVARRA conducted anti-piracy joint training in the Gulf of Aden.
Overseas Flight Training of C-2
JASDF conducted overseas flight training of C-2. During the exercise, the C-2 performed the first-ever demo flight at Avalon 2019 and we conducted service-to-service exchanges with US, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Also in Fiji we conducted defense exchanges.
Capacity Building Assistance to Vietnam on the Maritime Security
JMOD/JMSDF together with Vietnam Navy organized a Seminar on Undersea Medicine at the Navy Hospital Naval Institute of Medicine in Vietnam. JMSDF Medical Officers specialized in undersea medicine collaborated with US Navy experts to build Vietnam Navy's undersea medicine capacity.
Port Call of Overseas Training Seas Cruise Group at Vietnam
From March 6 to 9, the JMSDF Overseas Training Seas Cruise group visited Vietnam following the last visit of Cambodia. The port call welcome event, the joint concert and others were conducted and the friendship with Vietnam People's Navy was deepened.
The 2nd Japan-ASEAN Invitation Program on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
Port Call of Overseas Training Seas Cruise Group at Cambodia
From February 25 to 28, the JMSDF Overseas Training Seas Cruise group visited Cambodia. The group deepened friendship with Royal Cambodian Navy through goodwill trainings, sports exchanges and others.
The Multilateral Exercise "Cobra Gold19"
The JSDF JMOD participated in the multilateral exercise CobraGold19 (CG19) in Thailand, along with Indonesia, Singapore, ROK, Malaysia, India, China and host countries US and Thailand.
Goodwill training and goodwill event with the Singapore Navy
From February 4 to 8, JMSDF and the Republic of Singapore Navy held a goodwill event and training to enhance mutual understanding and confidence.
Overseas Training Seas Cruise
From February 7, the JMSDF conducted Overseas Training Seas Cruise for the Junior Officers.
Joint Counter -Piracy Training with EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR)
On February 2, a joint counter piracy training was conducted between JMSDF's DD Samidare of DSPE and EU Naval Force ship ESPS Relampago in the Gulf of Aden.
Port Call of Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement at the Philippines/ Joint Training with the Philippine Navy
From January 27 to 31,the JMSDF's DD Ikazuchi belonging to Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DSPE) called at the Port of Manila in the Philippines on its way to Japan and conducted joint training with the Philippine Navy.
Port Call of Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement at Pakistan and Sri Lanka
The P-3C Patrol Aircraft belonging to DAPE for Counter Piracy Enforcement called at Karachi in Pakistan from January 24 to 26 and at Bandaranaike in SriLanka from January 26 to 28 respectively.
Seminars and a Table Top Exercise (TTX) on Multinational Cooperation in the Case of Large-scale Disasters
JMOD/JSDF held seminars and a TTX focusing on multinational cooperation in the case of large-scale disasters as part of the 2nd Japan-ASEAN Invitation Program. Indonesia Cambodia Singapore Thailand Philippines Brunei Darussalam Viet Nam Malaysia Myanmar Laos.