Japan-Canada Joint Training KAEDEX

From November 24th to 27th, the JMSDF conducted joint training exercises KAEDEX 2018 with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at Sasebo Port and waters west of Kyushu. Destroyer Kirisame from the JMSDF, the frigate HMCS Calgary and the supply ship MV Asterix from the RCN joined the trainings such as anti-submarine to increase the JMSDF’s tactical skill and strengthen relations with the RCN. The MOD has been strengthening its relation with Canada, which is a Pacific nation sharing fundamental values with Japan, through such training to maintain peace and stability…

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JMSDF Acknowledges RCN Assistance With North Korea Monitoring

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense and the SDF are monitoring waters suspected of violating UN Security Council resolutions in order to prevent “settlements”, and since January this year, since 10 cases that are strongly suspected of implementing ” I have made public. About one month from the end of April this year and about one month from mid September against the United States against illegal marine activities including North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution Half, based on the US Army…

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Japan Announces Canadian Assistance in North Korea Monitoring

Google Translation Ministry of Defense April 28, 2018 1. With regard to illegal maritime activities including North Korea-registered vessels prohibited by the UN Security Council resolution, in addition to the United States, related countries, based on the US Army Kadena Air Base in Japan, We decided to conduct watch surveillance activities by aircraft. At the moment, Australia and Canada will dispatch patrol aircraft and are planning to engage in that activity based on the UN military status agreement. 2. Also, on April 10 this year, the British frigate ship “Sutherland”…

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What an Honor – HMCS Chicoutimi first non-US/Japanese participant in Annual Readiness activities

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has operated with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) throughout 2017 in support of Canada’s new Defence Policy, Strong Secure, Engaged. Earlier in the year, the frigates HMCS Ottawa and HMCS Winnipeg deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region ‎to further advance interoperability with the JMSDF and other regional defence partners. The highlight of these activities was the inaugural bi-lateral initiative KAEDEX, which included events at sea and ashore. KAEDEX is an appropriate title as it translates to maple, a meaningful tree in both of our…

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