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U.S. Navy Assault Ship Arrives at Osaka Port

OSAKA, Feb 28 (News On Japan) –
The U.S. Navy’s assault ship “America” entered the port of Minato in Osaka on Tuesday, its second go to to Osaka following final 12 months for the aim of goodwill and relaxation.

Assault ships are thought-about important for touchdown operations. The “America” is 257 meters lengthy and might carry over 3,000 individuals.

The U.S. army opened the deck, the place helicopters transporting touchdown forces take off and land, to the press on February twenty seventh. It also can carry the state-of-the-art stealth fighter “F-35B,” able to brief take-offs and vertical landings.

Amid issues over China’s maritime advances and a possible Taiwan contingency, Japan’s Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. Navy are at present conducting the Japan-U.S. joint train “Iron Fist,” which assumes the recapture of distant islands. The assault ship “America” is scheduled to take part in March in Kagoshima and Okinawa.

Captain Manuel J. Pardo, Commander of the Assault Ship “America”: “My wife and daughter will come from Sasebo Base to visit Osaka. My daughter likes Harry Potter and Mario, so we plan to go to USJ (Universal Studios Japan) first.”

The assault ship “America” is predicted to remain in Osaka for 3 to 4 days.