Feb 3, 2017

U.S. Aegis destroyer runs aground, causing oil spill off Kanagawa

A U.S. Navy Aegis destroyer ran aground near Yokosuka naval base, causing an oil spill off Kanagawa Prefecture, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The incident involving the USS Antietam, forward deployed with the 7th Fleet, took place Tuesday and resulted in an estimated 4,160 ...

Outgoing U.S. defense chief tours Japan's largest naval vessel

Dec 6, 2016

Outgoing U.S. defense chief tours Japan's largest naval vessel

Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday inspected Japan’s largest naval vessel since World War II, the Izumo helicopter carrier, at a Maritime Self-Defense Force base in Kanagawa Prefecture. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told a news conference in Tokyo that she will meet ...