A week ago it was the People’s Liberation Army Navy. This time it’s the U.S. Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, in a passing exercise off the coast of Okinawa. Apparently both navies were holding the bilateral exercise Multi-Sail which concluded April 16th. The Chinese were in the neighborhood, as far as I can tell, April 7-9.

JDS Suzunami, DD114 (pictured far left) was one of the ships that shadowed the Chinese fleet.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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