JS HYUGA conducted a Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise Multi-Large Deck Event.

From November 4 to 7, JS HYUGA conducted a Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise Multi- Large Deck Event with aircraft carriers USS RONALD REAGAN, USS CARL VINSON, cruisers USS ANTIETAM, USS ROBERT SMALLS, USS PRINCETON, and guided missile destroyers USS SHOUP, USS HOPPER, USS KIDD, USS STERETT, and USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE in the sea and airspace east of Okinawa.
Commander, Escort Flotilla 3, Rear Admiral YOKOTA Kazushi said, “Through the exercise, we improved our tactical capabilities and interoperability with the U.S. Navy. The Japan-U.S. Alliance is essential not only for the defense of Japan, but also for peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region. We, Japan and U.S. naval forces, will continue to cooperate tightly in order to contribute to maintaining a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”
The Self Defense Fleet maintains readiness and contributes to peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region, not only for the defense of Japan but also for the realization of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific in cooperation with allied and like-minded navies.