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Touch-and-go exercise to begin on Ioto Island on May 14

NHK reported on the announcement by the Defense Ministry that F18 fighters and other carrier-based aircraft on the USS Ronald Reagan will carry out touch-and-go exercises on Ioto Island starting on May 14. The network said the exercise will be shorter than usual, adding that the move is aimed at swiftly achieving operational readiness while the USS Theodore Roosevelt has virtually suspended its operations due to an outbreak of COVID-19 on board.

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