U.S. deploys advanced missile defense ship to Japan

Oct 19, 2015

U.S. deploys advanced missile defense ship to Japan

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The United States deployed one of its most advanced ballistic missile defense warships to Japan on Monday as part of the Obama administration’s rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. The USS Benfold berthed at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, where it joins seven other destroyers. Its missions ...

U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan arrives in Yokosuka

Oct 1, 2015

U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan arrives in Yokosuka

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived at the port of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Thursday morning where it will be forward-deployed for seven years. Arriving a day earlier than scheduled, the Ronald Reagan replaces the George Washington, another carrier of the Nimitz class ...

U.S. carrier George Washington leaves Yokosuka after seven years

May 18, 2015

U.S. carrier George Washington leaves Yokosuka after seven years

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington left the U.S. Navy’s Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Monday, ending a seven-year deployment. The carrier, which was sent to Yokosuka Naval Base as the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be stationed overseas, is expected ...

Apr 18, 2014

MSDF armada masses; first order is curry contest

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One key mission of a group of 15 Maritime Self-Defense Force warships, including four of the nation’s six state-of-the-art Aegis destroyers, is generating a nationwide buzz on the Internet. The ships will gather Saturday at the MSDF base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. Why so ...

Sewer workers overcome by gas in manhole

Jan 10, 2014

Sewer workers overcome by gas in manhole

Two sewer maintenance workers fell unconscious and two others suffered minor injuries Friday at a work site in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in what police and firefighters suspect was a case of gas poisoning. Three of the four workers were briefly in a state of ...

'Curry town' to host a festival

May 10, 2013

'Curry town' to host a festival

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The city of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, is known by many as “curry town.” The port city claims that the curry rice dish that is commonly consumed in Japan spread from its kitchens, as it had a close connection to the Imperial Japanese Navy, which ...