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 ...