The Maritime Self Defense Force (MSDF) celebrated its thirtieth birthday in the spring of 1982. Thanks to the efforts of our elders and seniors, and the many who have followed in their footsteps, the MSDF has developed steadily and soundly to reach the level it is today.
"The Dawn of the New Japanese Navy: The Story of a Japanese Officer's Attendance at the US Naval War College,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 37
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol37/iss5/11