JS OSUMI arrived in Tongatapu Island during international disaster relief activities in the Kingdom of Tonga

On February 7, JS OSUMI of the Japan Disaster Relief Team in Tonga arrived in the Tongatapu Island, Kingdom of Tonga, and are preparing to unload support goods. Antigen test results were negative for all members supporting these activities.
The Self-Defense Fleet has been making efforts to deepen friendly relations and mutual understanding with the Pacific Island nations by conducting goodwill visits and routine exercises, with the aim of realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.” In this next round of activities, we will continue to do our utmost to support the reconstruction of our friend the Kingdom of Tonga, and hope for its swift recovery and sustainable development.