8 months Japan self-defense force vessel in Manila for goodwill visit MB
  By Francis Wakefield The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessel, JS IKAZUCHI (DD-107) with two SH-60K patrol helicopters and 220 crew onboard berthed at South Harbor, Manila on Tuesday for a goodwill visit to the Philippines. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Vessel Murasame-ClassDestroyer, JS IKAZUCHI arrives for three days goodwill visit at Pier 9 in Manila, January 29, 2019. (Czar Dancel/ MANILA BULLETIN) It will be in Manila until Thursday, January 31. The Japan Navy contingent is led by the Commander of Escort Division One, Captain Ryoko Azuma. In her speech, she stated that the purpose of their visit ... more