Jap destroyer, submarine units in PHL for goodwill visit

MANILA, Philippines — The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) will send its Destroyer Escort Division 15 and Training Submarine Division 1 to the Philippines for three-day port visit starting from April 3 to 6.

Destroyer Escort Division 15 is commanded by Capt. Haruhiko Morisita while Training Submarine Division 1 is headed by Capt. Hiroaki Yoshino.

The former is composed of two vessels, namely JS ARIAKE (DD-109) and JS SETOGIRI (DD-156).

While the latter is composed of the submarine JS Oyashio (SS-511). Priam Nepomuceno/PNA/northboundasia.com