Ambassador Maeda welcomes a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force naval ship

  JS KIRISAME, a naval ship of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, made a port call at Muara Port on 9 April 2023 where it was welcomed by the Royal Brunei Navy on arrival.

  The Japanese naval ship visited the country for three days, carrying 200 Japanese naval personnel including 40 aviation cadets, and 25 commissioned officers for the cruise, under the command of Captain MAKI Takayuki, Commander of Escort Division 4.

  On Sunday 9 April 2023, the ambassador of Japan in Brunei Darussalam, Mr MAEDA Toru welcomed them at the Muara port and joined the ship tour with RBN and the Japanese Association.

  The Royal Brunei Armed Force Cadet Officers visited the Japanese naval ship, JS KIRISAME while the Japanese cadet officers visited the Royal Brunei Navy Base and Royal Brunei Air Force Base on the exchange program, which was held on Monday 10 April 2023.

  In the night time, JS KIRISAME hosted the on board reception on her deck. Many diplomatic corps participated in this event.

  After leaving for Muara port, JS KIRISAME will conduct a joint exercise with KDB DARUTTAQWA.

  The visit by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force aims to develop and foster basic knowledge and skills as well as international perspectives and promote friendly relations with port call countries.