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 Western Pacific Naval Symposium Seminar for Officers of the Next Generation

Overview
The JMSDF Staff College hosts the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Seminar for Officers of the Next Generation (WPNS SONG) every year, inviting one young Naval officer with the rank of Lieutenant Commander or Lieutenant each from the WPNS member and observer countries to discuss leadership and maritime security issues in their Navy. The participants promote mutual understanding and gain a better understanding of the JMSDF and of Japanese history and culture.

Participating Countries
The JMSDF Staff College started to host the WPNS SONG with eight countries including Japan in 2001. As the WPNS has accepted more countries as its members and observers, the JMSDF Staff College has added these countries to the list of the invitees. At present, 24 countries listed below are eligible to participate in the Seminar.

Japan
Australia
People's Republic of Bangladesh
Brunei Darussalam
Kingdom of Cambodia
Canada
Republic of Chile
People's Republic of China
French Republic
India
Republic of Indonesia
Malaysia
United Mexican States
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Peru
Republic of the Philippines
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Republic of Singapore
Kingdom of Thailand
Kingdom of Tonga
United States of America
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

 

 

WPNS SONG 2010
WPNS SONG 2009