ASEAN-Japan Coast Guard Cooperation in the Spotlight With Philippines Exercise


Prashanth Parameswaran


The Diplomat


November 25, 2017


Earlier this month, Japan held an expanded version of a maritime exercise with the Philippines that also included other Southeast Asian states and the United States. Though Tokyo’s role in capacity-building in the maritime security realm in Southeast Asia is far from new, the development was nonetheless significant as part of a broader trend of Japan’s deepening focus on this area bilaterally and multilaterally amid a range of challenges.