U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan returns to Yokosuka base

Aug 9, 2017

U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan returns to Yokosuka base

The U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan returned Wednesday to its home port of Yokosuka Naval Base following a nearly three-month mission that included patrols and drills in the Sea of Japan. The Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered carrier left the port on May 16 with about 5,000 sailors ...

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 liters ...

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 Carter ...