Fast Attack Submarine, USS Jefferson City, Departs for the Western Pacific

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Fast attack submarine, USS Jefferson City, departed Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month Western Pacific deployment to support the Chief of Naval Operations' Maritime Strategy, U.S. Navy said.

The Los Angeles-class deployment is assigned with missions that will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability.

The deployment is part of an on-going rotation of deployed f...

USS Green Bay to be Sent to Sasebo, Japan

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) The U.S. Navy announced today plans to send one of its newest amphibious transport dock ships to Sasebo, Japan, demonstrating the United States' commitment to the defense of Japan and the security and stability of the vital Asia-Pacific.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) will join U.S. 7th Fleet in February 2015. She will replace the Austin-class USS Denver (LPD 9), which is the Navy's oldest ship on active duty next the USS C...

A Japanese ``War Tourist`` Documents Syria

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mr Toshifumi Fujimoto, reportedly a Japanese photographer who has converted to Islam, is showing a Victory sign with an unknown member of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant", a rebel organization active in the violence going on in Syria.

Mr. Fujimoto, a 45 year-old former truck driver, reportedly came to Syria as a "war tourist" before joining this organization and the Free Syrian Army fighters against the Assad regime forces. He was previously seen taking photos of demonstrations...