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Visit by Japanese training ships

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1977. NO. 165/77


Two training ships of the Japanese Maritime Self

Defence Force, carrying a total of 150 newly commissioned

naval officers (Ensigns), will visit Jervis Bay, Sydney,

Melbourne and Fremantle during August and September.

The Commander of the training squadron, Vice

Admiral Fumio Sato, ships' officers and 117 of the

Ensigns will visit Canberra while the ships are in


The ships, the training ship Katori and the

destroyer Takatsuki, will call at Jervis Bay on August

15, Sydney,August 16-20, Melbourne, August 23-26, and

Fremantle, September 2-5.

Vice Admiral Sato, his official party and

Ensigns, will fly to Canberra by chartered aircraft on

August 17 for a one-day visit.

While in Canberra the Admiral will pay official .

calls on the Minister for Defence, Mr D.J. Killen, and

senior Service officers. He will also lay a wreath at the

Australian War Memorial.

On the same day a second chartered aircraft

will carry 40 officers and Ensigns to Cowra to visit the

Japanese War Cemetary.


Further Enquiries: Mr Reg MacDonald 65 2999 (office hours) 31 8192.(after hours)