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.


One response to “Japanese Ship Visit

  1. Walt, looks like a very decent ship. Back in the 80s, two Soviet destroyers visited Boston, IIRC. They were all sweetened up on the outside, but on a tour of the berthing spaces, there was some really poor welds visible and some running rust. Not surprised that they folded up soon after.
    YOur pics of the battleship were also nice. If you get the chance you should visit Big Mamie up in Fall River, Mass. Nothig compares to the huge bows on the Iowas, but the Massachusets is also great in a “short-hull” sort of way.
    So were you able to get a sing along going with the sailors? Not Kumbaya but maybe Kimigayo?