Japan-U.S. Bilateral exercise

On March 29,JS Kongo from the JMSDF conducted tactical movement training with USS Blue Ridge in the East China Sea to improve tactical skills and strengthen Japan-U.S. cooperation, in light of enhancing the Alliance’s deterrence/response capabilities. Through this exercise, the MOD/JSDF improved tactical skills and interoperability with U.S. Navy.
At the Ministerial Meeting on March 16, Minister Kishi and Secretary Austin concurred on the importance of enhancing readiness through high-end bilateral training. The MOD/JSDF & USF will continue such training to bolster the deterrence/response capabilities of the Alliance.