JS AKIZUKI conducted joint training with USS Milius

October 19 to 23, JS AKIZUKI, which is on its way back to Japan after completing intelligence-gathering activities in the Middle East, conducted joint training with USS Milius in the South China Sea.
The Commanding Officer of JS AKIZUKI, CDR NAKAZAWA Noriya stated, “Through this joint training, we enhanced out tactical skills and interoperability between the JMSDF and the U.S. Navy. The JMSDF units are constantly working with the U.S. Navy in any sea area, to promote the maintenance and strengthening of a free and open maritime order based on the rule of law.”
The Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and integrates with the U.S. Navy in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, safeguards the peace and security of Japan, and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.