Japan, Philippines Deepen Ties through Relations Exercise (RELEX)


On May 8, members of the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and Philippine Navy (PN) engaged in the Relations Exercise (RELEX) that focused on ‘Search and Rescue’ operations.

JMSDF’s Japan-made P-1 aircraft led by Air Development Squadron 51 Commander Masahide Ito arrived for the RELEX in Palawan on May 7. They were joined by PN personnel, who have utilized a C-90 aircraft transferred from Japan.
JMSDF departed for Japan on May 9.