Daily Archives: September 5, 2011

Japanese Ship Visit

Last month, three Japanese naval ships, The JS Kashima, JS Asagiri, and JS Mineyuki visited Norfolk following a training exercise with the U.S. Navy.
The Japanese Navy pays Norfolk a visit


The ships are part of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Training Squadron bringing along 750 sailors and officers with 150 newly commissioned ensigns.

The Children give a traditional shout of Kempeiii!!! to our Japanese allies. They appreciated it.

The purpose of the visit was to provide an opportunity for sailors and officers to understand the important relationship between the JMSDF and U.S. Navy.