JS KUNISAKI conducted a Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise

From 16 to 19 September, the Landing Ship Division 1 and JS KUNISAKI conducted a Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise with USS RUSHMORE and others at Numazu Marine exercise area in Shizuoka Prefecture and the vicinity of Japan.
The Commanding Officer of Landing Ship Division 1, CAPT OYAMA Masahiro, who served as the Japanese Commander for this exercise, said, “Through this exercise, we were able to improve tactical capabilities such as landing, including response in the event of a large-scale disaster, as well as interoperability with the U.S. Navy, and contribute to the strengthening of bilateral operational capabilities between Japan and the U.S..”
As seen in this exercise, the Japan and U.S. naval forces have been working together in close coordination from day to day to maintain and strengthen their bilateral response capabilities for various unforeseen situations.
The Self-Defense Forces Fleet maintains a readiness and contributes to the defense of Japan based on the deterrence and response capabilities of Japan-U.S. Alliance and to the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.