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LOOK: Japanese Navy flotilla visits Philippines

Sep 01, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The goodwill visit of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Escort Flotilla Four at Subic Bay will be until September 5

Photo from Naval Public Affairs Office, Philippine Navy

LOOK: Japanese destroyer ‘Setogiri’ arrives in Manila

May 25, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Asagiri-class destroyer of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, which has arrived with a helicopter and about 200 officers and crew, will be docked overnight at Pier 15 in South Harbor

Photo credit: Philippine Navy

Duterte pivots to China but his military turns to Australia, Japan

May 20, 2018 - 9:33 AM

'I think the Philippines has not entirely bowed down in the face of China. The political relationship clearly has been changed under President Duterte, but it’s more complicated than that,' says security analyst Euan Graham of the Australian think tank Lowy Institute

ENEMIES-TURNED-ALLIES. A P-1 patrol aircraft of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and a Beechcraft C-90 of the Philippine Navy fly over the West Philippine Sea for Exercise Balikatan 2018. Photo courtesy of JMSDF

Australia, Japan participate in Balikatan exercises

May 08, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Australia is the only other country aside from US that has a visiting forces agreement with the Philippines

MOA ON DEFENSE COOPERATION. Japan sent 20 soldiers to participate in the 2017 Balikatan Exercises. Rappler photo

Small planes for PH Navy signal Japan's growing security role

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s pronouncements of dislike for US makes the country s relations with Japan very crucial

SMALL PLANES, HUGE LEAP. The transfer of TC90 patrol planes from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to the Philippine Navy is a huge leap for Japan. PH Navy photo

Japan's largest warship to visit Subic in June

Mar 28, 2017 - 12:36 PM

There s a plan to invite President Rodrigo Duterte to visit JS Izumo when it makes a port call in Subic according to Japanese media

FORMAL TRANSFER OF TC90. Japan State Minister for Defense Kenji Wakamiya and Phlippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado at the formal transfer of TC90 patrol planes. Navy photo

VLOG: PH Navy welcomes 2 TC-90 trainer aircraft from Japan

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Japan s State Minister for Defense says the Philippines is a politically important nation because it is located in the sea line of communication to Japan

PH Navy awaits leased surveillance planes from Japan

Feb 26, 2017 - 9:54 AM

The first batch of 2 TC 90 maritime patrol aircraft is arriving on March 27

A file photo of a TC-90 plane of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Image courtesy JMSDF

Japanese minesweeper vessels arrive in Manila

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:31 PM

The visit aims to promote regional peace and stability and the enhancement of maritime cooperation between the neighboring navies

GREETINGS. Philippine and Japanese officers salute at a welcoming ceremony for the Japanese delegates. Photo by Naval Public Affairs Office.

Japan military chief in PH for Pacific Partnership 2015

Aug 12, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano is in the Philippines to observe the largest multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo Asia Pacific region

BAYANIHAN. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Hernando Iriberr presents Japan Self-Defense Forces chief of staff Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano with a token of golden men relocating a "kubo" (nipa hut) depicting the Filipino tradition of "Bayanihan" during his visit to Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo on August 12. Photo by Ssg Amable Milay Jr. PAF (PAO AFP)

Japan, PH navies fly together for the first time

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:52 PM

They say it is only a simulation of a search and rescue operation but this is also the first time that the Japanese navy is flying over the West Philippine Sea

SPY PLANES: Two P3-C Orion spy planes are in Palawan this week for maritime training exercises. Rappler photo

PH, Japan to hold joint naval exercise in South China Sea

May 10, 2015 - 7:36 PM

This is a port call of the Japanese navy and while they are here it would be good if we can practice this code of unplanned encounters at sea says the PH navy chief

JOINT EXERCISES. Philippine coastguard personnel board a ship during a simulation of a sea jacking scenario as part of the combined Philippine-Japan maritime exercise off Manila bay, in the mouth of South China sea on May 6, 2015. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP