George Washington on the Sagami

Author: CAPT Brent Sadler

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 19

In Issue No. 19 of the Sasakawa USA Forum, CAPT Brent Sadler looks at lessons learned from the process of bringing the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON to Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier was based there from 2008 until 2015.

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Sasakawa USA sponsors Congressional Study Group tour to Tokyo and Sapporo

Categories: Congressional Outreach

Seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives participated on a tour of Japan in late February through the Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ), sponsored by Sasakawa USA. The delegation arrived in Tokyo on February 18 to embark on a week-long trip to enhance their understanding of Japan. The trip included meetings with Japan’s

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True Stories from Japan: Life in Yokosuka punctuated by acts of kindness

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

We used our free time to drive ourselves around the country, driving north to the spectacular groves of sugi — Japanese cedar trees — in Nikko; west to the entrancing gardens and ancient temples in Nara and Kyoto; and to many other fascinating destinations all around the country. Each of the many times we were lost was an adventure that ended happily.

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U.S. Deploys Powerful Guided-Missile Cruiser To Japan, Vessel Equipped With Latest Aegis Combat System

Author: International Business Times

Categories: Daily Japan News

The USS Chancellorsville arrived at the American base in Yokosuka, Japan, on Thursday. The warship, described as one of the most capable guided-missile cruisers in the U.S. Navy, is armed with the latest Aegis combat system, and will be permanently deployed at the base, which is located at the entrance to Tokyo Bay.

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