JASDF general tours F-35A at Kadena

Bilateral Integration: JASDF General tours F-35A at Kadena

Japan Air Self-Defense Force members and U.S. Air Force Airmen pose for a photo in front of a U.S. F-35A Lightning II during a tour Jan. 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

Bilateral Integration: JASDF General tours F-35A at Kadena

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Koji Imaki, Air Defense Command, Defense and Operations Division chief, sits in a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II during a tour Jan. 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

Bilateral Integration: JASDF General tours F-35A at Kadena

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Koji Imaki, Air Defense Command, Defense and Operations Division chief, asks questions to F-35A Lightning II air crew flight equipment experts during a tour Jan. 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

Bilateral Integration: JASDF General tours F-35A at Kadena

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Koji Imaki (left), Air Defense Command, Defense and Operations Division chief, and U.S. Air Force Col. Juris Jansons, 5th Air Force director of operations, discuss the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during a tour Jan. 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Koji Imaki, Air Defense Command, Defense and Operations Division chief, and other members of the JASDF received a up-close-look at a U.S. Air Force F-35-A Lightning II during a tour Jan. 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

During the visit, senior officers, warfighters and F-35A experts discussed a range of topics related to integrating the new capabilities of the U.S. Air Force’s 5th generation aircraft into multilateral air operations.

Airmen and F-35s from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are deployed to Kadena AB as part of a routine theater security package.