Meanwhile JS Asahi and JS Ariake participated in Exercise Pacific Vanguard in which the other participants were from the US, Australia, and the ROK.
From May 20th to May 22nd, the two Japanese warships conducted a joint-cruise with HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Parramatta from waters south of Honshu to the water area around Guam.
From May 23rd to May 28th the above 4 warships conducted various forms of joint-training with a RAN sub (HMAS Farncomb), USS Blue Ridge, USS Antietam, USS Curtis Wilbur, USNS Rappahannock, USNS Richard E. Byrd, a P-8A, EA-18Gs, and ROKS Wang Geon in waters around Guam.
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On May 29th, JS Asahi, JS Ariake, and USS Curtis Wilbur conducted joint-training in the water area around Guam. ANd later that day, the three warships conducted ASW joint-training with HMAS Farncomb.