Japanese Naval Training Vessel Visits Havana

Japanese Naval Training Vessel Visits HavanaHAVANA, Jul 6 (PL) Two training ships of Japan”s Maritime Forces of Self-Defense arrived Thursday in Cuba for an official visit, the second of its kind.

The squad is comprised by the school-ship JS Kashima and its escort ship JS Harusame. As they entered the Bay of Havana the leading vessel shot a 21-cannon salute, that was reciprocated by an artillery battery from the Fortress of San Carlos de La Cabaña that overlooks the bay.
Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two training ships of Japan”s Maritime Forces of Self-Defense arrived Thursday in Cuba for an official visit, the second of its kind.

The squad is comprised by the school-ship JS Kashima and its escort ship JS Harusame. As they entered the Bay of Havana the leading vessel shot a 21-cannon salute, that was reciprocated by an artillery battery from the Fortress of San Carlos de La Cabaña that overlooks the bay.

crew will also visit the Central Military Hospital Dr. Luis Diaz Soto and Granma Naval Academy where they will make a presentation of Japanese martial arts. They will also visit the Pantheon of the Veterans of the War of Independence at Havana Cristobal Colon Cemetery. Their musical band will play an open concert at St. Francis of Assisi Square.

This is the second time that Japanese training ships visit Cuba; the first was in 2014 to mark the 400 years of the first contact between Japan and the Caribbean island nation.
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