Admiral Hiroshi Yamamura, Chief of Staff, JMSDF

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Being the most modern naval force in the Asia-Pacific region, the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMDF) has all the capability to perform its missions, be it protecting Japan exclusive economic zone (EEZ), or participating in goodwill and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. ADJ speaks to the Chief of Staff, Admiral Hiroshi Yamamura who shares about the force modernisation programme, his views on Asia-Pacific maritime security, and collaboration between the JMSDF and its counterparts in the region. (ADJ July August 2020)