Commander of the Australian Defence College visit.

Commander of the Australian Defence College, RADM James Lybrand visited Chief of Staff, Self Defense Fleet, RADM KAWAMURA in the Maritime Operation Center.
RADM Lybrand and RADM KAWAMURA confirmed that the relations between JMSDF and Royal Australian Navy has become stronger and more important than ever in recent years, and agreed to continue to work closely together, especially with the U.S. Navy, the allied navy of both countries, to create a more desirable 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.