Tag: Japan 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 Considers Assigning Two SDF Vessels to New Middle East Mission

    October 20: Japan may assign two Self-Defense Force vessels to help protect Middle East waterways as part of a dispatch plan under consideration, according to a government source . Chief […]

  • More NK sanction busting?

    MPA spots suspicious tanker. Singaporean Tanker Suspected of Sanctions-Busting The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force says that it detected and photographed a “strongly suspected” high-seas petroleum transfer between a Singaporean-owned […]

  • China keeps an eye on things

    Hide and seek at sea. Chinese spy ship shadows Indian vessels during joint Indo-US-Japan wargames Two Indian warships and a US aircraft carrier were shadowed by a Chinese spy ship […]

  • Malabar kicks off

    Multi nation exercise begins. US, Indian, Japanese Maritime Forces to Participate in Malabar 2016 By Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70 Public Affairs SASEBO, Japan (NNS) — Naval ships, aircraft and […]

  • Japanese Ships mark 50th Call to Sri Lanka

    Ships taking part in anti-piracy duties. Japanese Naval Ships mark their 50th Port Call to Sri Lanka The visit of two Japanese naval ships ‘JS Makinami (DD-112)’ and ‘JS Suzunami […]

  • Japan escorts 13 ships off Somalia in March

    MSDF part of convoy escort programme. Japan escorts 13 ships off Somalia in March Hisane Masaki The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) vessels escorted 13 commercial ships in the Gulf of […]

  • U.S. Boosts Naval Presence in Japan

    Asia-Pacific region a strategic priority. U.S. Boosts Naval Presence in Japan BY Wendy Laursen The U.S. Navy announced last week that the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville will join the Japan Maritime Self-Defense […]