A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)
training squadron, composed of two ships, will embark on a tour of several countries in the region —including Peru— starting May 21.
The squadron's ships include JS Kashima and JS Inazuma, which carry 600 crew members —200 of them are new officers commanded by Rear Admiral Daisuke Kajimoto— and whose visit is scheduled for July 5-9.
It must be noted Peru and Japan have been assessing cooperation options between their navy institutes.
In 2018, a Defense Attaché Office was opened at the Peruvian Embassy in Tokyo, and Japan is expected to do the same in the Inca nation in order to deepen bilateral relations
in the defense cooperation field.