Japan-Canada Bilateral Exercise (KAEDEX22)

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO and JS TAKANAMI, conducted a bilateral exercise with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in order to strengthen cooperation and to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation between the JMSDF and the RCN 2. Period September 21-23 3. Exercise Area From the vicinity of Malaysia to the vicinity of Singapore 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI (IPD22 First Surface Unit) (2) RCN: HMCS WINNIPEG…

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JMSDF on RCN Surveillance of Ship-to-Ship Transfers

Canada’s surveillance activities against illegal maritime activities, including ship-to-ship transfers of North Korean vessels In response to illegal maritime activities, including ship-to-ship transfers of North Korean-flagged vessels, which are prohibited by United Nations Security Council resolutions, the Royal Canadian Navy’s frigate “Vancouver” has been operating in waters surrounding Japan, including the East China Sea, since mid-September. As a result, we have started warning and surveillance activities for the sixth time since fiscal 2018. For Japan, the international community will work together to realize the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of…

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