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Watch: Naval ships from Japan at the Port of Anchorage

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: September 28, 2017
  • Published September 27, 2017

Two naval ships from the Japan Training Squadron — the destroyer Harusame (DD102) and the training ship Kashima (TV3508) — moored at the Port of Anchorage on Wednesday morning, Sept. 27, 2017. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are on a 163-day overseas training cruise that began in May and will cover approximately 30,000 nautical miles with ports of call in eight countries. They'll return home on Nov. 1. Rear Adm. Koji Manabe said, "The purpose of our overseas training cruise is to develop seamanship of the newly commissioned officers, to cultivate their minds as the future leaders, and also promote mutual understanding and goodwill with the countries we visit."

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