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 ...

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 ...