Tag: Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force

  • Japanese Destroyer Begins Middle East Intel-Gathering Mission in Arabian Sea

    February 27: The Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) destroyer Takanami commenced its Middle Eastern intelligence gathering mission on Feb. 26 in the northern Arabian Sea. To ensure safe navigation of Japan-related […]

  • Japan plans bigger base

    Budgetary restraints mean no build just yet. The Expansion of the Japan Self-Defense Force Base in Djibouti Written by Michael Edward Walsh Last year, Japanese officials revealed that the Japanese Government would […]

  • Malabar 2017

    Indian, Japanese and U.S. maritime forces to participate in exercise Malabar 2017 Story by U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs  Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs Malabar 2017 is the latest […]

  • CTF-151 in joint naval drills

    Multinational exercise in Somali Basin. CTF 151 and the International Community Work Together for a Safer Sea Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 has conducted a joint operation with partners from […]

  • Japan takes command of CMF

    Historic move for Japan’s MSDF. Japan Makes History as it Takes the Lead of Combined Task Force 151 Japan made history yesterday, Sunday 31 May, as it took command of […]

  • India, Japan and US naval exercises

    Maritime security cooperation crucial in the region. India, Japan and US naval ships to start joint exercises Tokyo: The US, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games […]

  • Japan, Sri Lanka enhance cooperation

    Japan and Sri Lanka are looking to expand their cooperation on maritime security issues. Japan and Sri Lanka Enhance Maritime Cooperation In a little noticed diplomatic trip, the chief of […]

  • Heading Out

    Around 370 members of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force departed from the MSDF Yokosuka base Tuesday for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia from early November. The […]

  • Fuel Call

    Two ships of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) arrived briefly in India for a fuelling stopover on their way for anti-piracy deployment in the Gulf of Aden. “JDS Sazanami” […]