• Taiwan, Japan talks

    The two countries reached agreements on issues of illegal fishing, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and scientific research, with two MoUs signed in Tokyo Successful Taiwan-Japan maritime cooperation talks conclude in […]

  • NATO, Japan exercise

    No message for Russia there… NATO and Japan conduct joint exercise in the Baltic Sea BALTIC SEA – Yesterday, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in a Passing Exercise […]

  • Malabar wraps

    First year that Malabar has been conducted in the US Navy’s Guam operation area Trilateral Malabar maritime exercise concludes off Guam coast The maritime forces of India, the US and Japan participated in the trilateral […]

  • UUVs for MSDF

    Reduced manpower sees tech solutions. JMSDF seeks improved unmanned maritime capabilities Kelvin Wong The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) is developing a range of unmanned surface and underwater vehicles (USVs […]

  • 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 […]

  • Japan, India to combat piracy

    SAR and anti-piracy ops. India to work with Japan to combat piracy CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard is planning to expand its cooperation with the Japan Coast Guard and coast guards of other countries […]

  • Japan, UNODC join fight

    Threat of Abu Sayyaf terrorists in region. Japan and UNODC Join Asian Piracy Battle By Noel Tarrazona The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is joining several countries in […]

  • Malabar 2017 wraps

    This year’s exercise, involving the U.S., Japan, and India, was the most complex yet. Malabar 2017: Trilateral Naval Exercise Concludes Amid India-China Standoff By Pragya Pandey The 21st edition of the Malabar […]

  • Malabar 2017 nears

    Exercise widened to include Japan’s MSDF. India, Japan and USA to hold naval exercise next week With China expanding its presence in the Indian Ocean region, the navies of India, […]

  • Japan’s balancing act

    Tokyo knows that any acceleration of its moves in the South China Sea will likely be reciprocated by Beijing’s tightening of the screws in the East China Sea. Japan’s Delicate […]