JS ARIAKE conducted a Japan-U.S.-Korea trilateral exercise.

JS ARIAKE conducted a Japan-U.S.-Republic of Korea trilateral exercise in the East China Sea. USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, USS DANIEL INOUE, USS HOWARD, USS RUSSELL, U.S. patrol aircraft P-8A, and ROKS SEOAE RYU SEONG RYONG participated the exercise.
The Commander of Escort Division 5, Captain GOTO Masahiro, who led the Japanese unit, said, "Through the exercise, we improved our tactical capability and strengthened our cooperation with the U.S. Navy and the ROK Navy. The exercise has promoted the cooperation among the three countries to address security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and demonstrated the three countries' commitment to safeguarding common security and maintaining a rule-based international order."
The Self Defense Fleet maintains readiness and contributes to the 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.