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JS HAMANA conducted a Japan-Australia bilateral exercise (Trident24-1).

JS HAMANA conducted a Japan-Australia bilateral exercise (Trident24-1) with the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS HOBART in the East China Sea.
The Commanding Officer of JS HAMANA, Commander HORIBE Nariyoshi said, " Australia is a ‘Special Strategic Partner’ in the Indo-Pacific region, sharing not only universal values but also strategic security interests with us. The JMSDF will further promote its tactical capabilities and interoperability between the JMSDF and the Royal Australian Navy to improve security environment in the Indo-Pacific region."
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.