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The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force is the Naval force of Japan. The JMSDF is part of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and operates in 5 districts surrounding Japan and its territories.

History[edit | edit source]

Origins[edit | edit source]

In the early history of Japan before Japan was unified, the nation made interactions with the Asian continent, it included transporting troops, in the beginning of the Kofun Period in the 3rd century.

Imperial Japanese Navy[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Imperial Japanese Navy[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force[edit | edit source]

Post Cold War[edit | edit source]

Today[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Organization, formation, and structure[edit | edit source]

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