Anti-Submarine Exercise with U.S. Navy in the eastern sea
On Mar 16, Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi, Minister of Defense Kishi, Secretary of State Antony Blinken SecBlinken, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin SecDef, held the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (SCC) in Tokyo.
The Ministers affirmed that Japan and the U.S. will work to maintain and reinforce a free and open Indo-Pacific with the Japan-U.S. Alliance being the cornerstone.
Japan & the United States held bilateral security discussions by video teleconference
The JASDF joined the Cope North 21 exercise.
From Feb 12 to 13, MOD/JSDF conducted Tomodachi Rescue Exercise 21 (TREX) with U.S.
From Jan 14 to 28, JMSDF joined the Multilateral Anti-Submarine Exercise (SEA DRAGON 2021) in sea and airspace around Guam.