On June 4, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) JS ATAGO conducted an exercise with electronic warfare aircraft EA-18Gs of the U.S. Navy in and above the Sea of Japan. During this exercise, JMSDF and the US Navy trained air defense procedures for ensuring superiority in electromagnetic domain. Both countries concurred on the importance of strengthening the readiness of SDF and U.S. Forces in Japan through various high-end trainings, which this exercise embodies. The MOD/SDF will conduct various trainings to bolster the capability to deter and respond of the Alliance.