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US and Japan Hold Naval Drill Off Guam
March 08, 2017

US and Japan Hold Naval Drill Off Guam

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are holding an bilateral training exercise this week.
The New ‘Normal’ in the East China Sea
February 24, 2017

The New ‘Normal’ in the East China Sea

By Lyle J. Morris
China and Japan are engaged in a long-term test of wills over disputed waters and territory in the East China Sea.

Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill
January 24, 2017

Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The naval exercise staged to counter North Korean missile threats concluded on Sunday.

US, UK, and Japan Navies Sign First-Ever Trilateral Cooperation Agreement
November 01, 2016

US, UK, and Japan Navies Sign First-Ever Trilateral Cooperation Agreement

By Steven Stashwick
Agreement paves way for greater cooperation to achieve "mutually desired strategic effects."

US to Upgrade Japanese and South Korean Destroyers With Latest Combat System
August 17, 2016

US to Upgrade Japanese and South Korean Destroyers With Latest Combat System

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese and South Korean destroyers are to receive the latest variant of the Aegis Combat System.
Japan Extends Anti-Piracy Mission off Somalia For Another Year
June 22, 2016

Japan Extends Anti-Piracy Mission off Somalia For Another Year

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two Japanese destroyers and two maritime patrol aircraft will continue their anti-piracy mission into 2017.

Japan Sends Helicopter Destroyer to South China Sea
April 12, 2016

Japan Sends Helicopter Destroyer to South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force warship will join a naval exercise held off Indonesia this week.
Japan Commissions New Stealth Attack Submarine
March 16, 2016

Japan Commissions New Stealth Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new diesel-electric attack submarine was handed over to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force last week.

US and Japan Hold Naval Drills off Guam
January 22, 2016

US and Japan Hold Naval Drills off Guam

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The annual bilateral naval exercise began on January 20 off the coast of Guam.

Japan's MSDF Will Help Guard Disputed Islands From Chinese Warships
January 14, 2016

Japan's MSDF Will Help Guard Disputed Islands From Chinese Warships

By Mina Pollmann
Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force will now respond when Chinese vessels enter the Senkakus' territorial waters.

Japan Launches New Warship
October 31, 2015

Japan Launches New Warship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A Japanese shipyard has launched a new minesweeper for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Japan’s Fleet Review: Abe Boards US Warship for First Time Ever
October 20, 2015

Japan’s Fleet Review: Abe Boards US Warship for First Time Ever

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan's navy uses review to display its military might.

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