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The JMSDF Staff College hosted the 3rd Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations (WPNS STEP) from 23 October to 3 November 2013.

The WPNS STEP aims to provide the participants with the opportunity to understand Japan’s security environment, defense policy and build up of defense forces as well as Japanese history and culture and to deepen mutual understanding among the participants so that they will be able to promote multilateral cooperation in the near future as leading Naval officers of the next generations. The program also expects the Command and Staff Course students to be internationally-minded through experience of planning the seminar and to deepen exchanges with overseas participants.

In the 3rd WPNS STEP, 23 Naval officers from 22 countries participated and promoted friendship with the Command and Staff Course students.

The contents included lectures, seminar and tours. In the tours, participants visited several places in Tokyo, Yokosuka, Kamakura.



  WPNS STEP 2011

  WPNS STEP 2012