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3 visiting Japanese naval ships bring hundreds of sailors to Oahu

By Associated Press


More than 700 sailors from a Japanese training squadron are making a port visit to Pearl Harbor.

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Training Squadron arrived Monday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a three-day visit.

Ships from the Japanese navy usually visit Pearl Harbor about six times a year. The Japanese naval liaison, Cmdr. Seishi Goto, said members of the training squadron will visit the memorial to the USS Arizona and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific today, as is customary for every visiting Japanese naval ship.

The Arizona was sunk during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The squadron includes about 170 newly commissioned officers who are completing a training cruise.

Its three ships are the JS Kashima, the JS Asagiri and the JS Mineyuki.

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kuokoahana wrote:
It's a joy to the heart and a tribute to our spirit of Aloha - for both us AND the Japanese! - that our two peoples can celebrate true friendship now!! - What a good example for all the world! - - ( - from an old bozo who went all the way thru WW-II from before Dec. 7th, 1941. ☺ )
on October 11,2011 | 06:47AM
sloturle wrote:
Our country will need as much Naval power as we can get. North Korea has signed an agreement to joint Russia's navy.
on October 11,2011 | 10:39AM
kennysmith wrote:
just try to keep a eye on them at all times, i don't like to see honolulu hi go thru from dec-7-41 we went thru no more.
on October 11,2011 | 11:10AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Why is this called a "scouting trip?"
on October 11,2011 | 12:56PM
BillD wrote:
Thank the good lord and the greatest generation for the fact that a Japanese ship arriving in Pearl Harbor is news and not an everyday occurance.
on October 11,2011 | 01:11PM
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