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170713-N-RX668-188

170713-N-RX668-188

NEWPORT, R.I.

(July 13, 2017)

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel, JS Harusame, arrives at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island as part of a community relations stop. The Newport Japan-American Council has invited the ship to participate in Newport’s annual Black Ships Festival commemorating the trade ties between Japan and the United States established by Commodore Matthew Perry and his “Black Ships” in 1854.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/released)

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Taken on July 13, 2017