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The 9th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term
Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations

   The JMSDF Command and Staff College (MCSC) held the 9th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations (WPNS STEP) from 9 October to 17 October, 2019.
   The WPNS STEP aims to deepen mutual understanding among the participants so that they can promote multilateral cooperation as leading naval officers-to-be in the near future.
   It also aims to provide the participants with an opportunity to understand Japan’s security environment, defense policy and the infrastructure of Self-Defense Force, as well as Japan’s history and culture. This annual program has started since 2011.

Participating Countries

In the 9th WPNS STEP, 30 Naval officers from 27 countries participated and promoted friendship with the Command and Staff Course students.


Australia Cambodia India New Zealand Saudi Arabia United States
Bahrain Canada Indonesia Oman Singapore Vietnam
Bangladesh Chile Italy Pakistan Thailand  
Brazil China Malaysia Philippines Turkey  
Brunei Darussalam Djibouti Myanmar Republic of Korea United Arab Emirates  

Photo & Presentation slides etc.(Participant Only)


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  WPNS STEP 2018

  WPNS STEP 2017

  WPNS STEP 2016

  WPNS STEP 2015

  WPNS STEP 2014

  WPNS STEP 2013

  WPNS STEP 2012

  WPNS STEP 2011