Ship Rider Program for NATO Young Officers

Young officers from NATO Navies (German Navy: 2 Officers / Royal Canadian Navy: 1 Officer) boarded JS KASHIMA in the Overseas Training Cruise by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces’ Training Squadron from June 28 to July 14, between Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala) and Guayaquil (Ecuador). Through various trainings with newly commissioned officers of the Squadron, mutual understanding on the security environment surrounding Japan/Europe and the activities of JMSDF were promoted, and friendship between JMSDF and NATO Navies was further deepened.


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(Courtesy of JMSDF)