ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Indo-Pacific

Japan's Self-Defense Forces hold 2 drills a week, with more partners

Tokyo steps up ties with foreign militaries as China keeps building muscle

A French soldier trains in a joint military exercise with Japan and the U.S. in Ebino, Japan, on May 15.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japan Self-Defense Forces have averaged two joint drills weekly since January, reaching beyond longtime ally the U.S. to include fellow Quad members Australia and India as well as European nations.

On the other hand, Tokyo has not conducted a drill with South Korea since 2018 as a chill has fallen on relations between the two neighbors.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more