Bilateral war games boost ties

Ships from the Canadian and Japanese navies engaged in manoeuvres together off the coast of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, from June 13 to 15, the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt’s Lookout newspaper reported on July 4. The exercise was in support of Operation Projection — a global maritime operation established to enhance relationships with Canada’s allies and partners, and increase operational presence and ca­pa­bil­ities in the Asia–Pacific region. Sailors from both navies gave tours of their respective ships during the joint effort. The exchange allowed them to share and strengthen military and cultural ties between Canada and Japan.

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