JMSDF warships leave Vladivostok (photo)
The group of Japan Maritime Self Defence Forces (JMSDF), comprised of the destroyer Hurasame and training ship Kashima, completed a five-day unofficial visit to the main Pacific Fleet base – the city of Vladivostok, says press center of RF Defence Ministry.
During the visit in Vladivostok, the official Japanese delegation paid a visit to the city administration and met with representatives of the Pacific Fleet Command.
Japanese seamen, led by the Commander of the ship group Rear Admiral Koji Manabe, laid wreaths and flowers at the Eternal Fire near the Battle Glory of the Pacific Fleet memorial complex.
An extensive entertainment program was scheduled for the foreign crews. The Japanese seamen visited the Military History Museum of the Pacific Fleet and its branches: the submarine S-56, the Voroshilov battery and the memorial ship Krasnyy Vympel.
In addition, Russian and Japanese seamen held a football, volleyball and table tennis competitions.
Residents and guests of Vladivostok were able to visits the foreign ships.
Representatives of the Pacific Fleet Command and diplomatic corps of Japan in Vladivostok took part in the solemn departure ceremony at the 33rd berth, the Korabelnaya Embankment of Vladivostok.
The last visit of the JMSDF warships to Vladivostok took place in 2014.