Japan: Joint Exercises

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123796, how many personnel from the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are planned to participate in joint exercises with Japan over the next two years.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Personnel from HMS SUTHERLAND and HMS ARGYLL will also take part in joint exercises with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force during their respective deployments to East Asia in 2018.

Around 45 Army personnel will take part in a land-based exercise in Japan in October 2018 with elements of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force

These exercises deliver on a 2017 commitment made by the UK and Japanese Prime Ministers to conduct joint training and exercises.

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