Japan-U.S. Bilateral exercise

 On April 8, the JASDF F-15 from 5th Wing and F-2 from 8th Wing conducted defensive counter air training with the USAF F-15, E-3, KC-135 and the USMC F-35B above the East China Sea in the west of Kyushu.
 Aiming at improving interoperability between the JASDF and the USAF/USMC, and strengthening the readiness, the training demonstrated the high bilateral contingency capabilities. The MOD/JSDF will enhance Alliance deterrence and response capabilities through bilateral training.