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

From October 1 to 10, Escort Division 1 and JS ASAHI conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy RONALD REAGAN Carrier Strike Group in the vicinity of Japan including the Sea of Japan to improve its tactical capabilities and interoperability with the U.S. Navy.
The JMSDF dispatched liaison, including the commander Escort Division 1, to the USS RONALD REAGAN, and conducted a high-level tactical exercise by closely coordinating exercise with the carrier strike group. In addition, the JGSDF also participated in some of the exercise, aiming to integrate between the JMSDF, the JGSDF and the U.S. Navy and improve joint operational capabilities.
In addition, amid an increasingly severe security environment surrounding Japan, including North Korea's repeated missile launches, the JMSDF and the U.S. Navy confirmed cooperation, demonstrated the strong will as well as close and seamless cooperation between Japan and the United States in responding to any situation, and further strengthened the deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S. Alliance.
The Self-Defense Fleet maintains a readiness and contributes to the defense of Japan and to the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region with the allied navy.