A formal ceremony welcomed HMAS Stuart alongside in Yokosuka, Japan, on 10 October when the ship arrived to participate in the country’s International Fleet Review.
A Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force contingent, led by Captain Kazijoto greeted the ship on arrival.
Marking the formal commencement of the Review Week from 11 October, a Colour Guard and platoon from Stuart marched through the streets of Yokosuka, along with Japanese , French and the United States Navies.
The ship was also in location to participate in Exercise NICHI GHOU TRIDENT.
Commanding Officer Stuart Commander Aaron Nye said that the visit from the Australian frigate was in part, reciprocal for the attendance of Japan’s JDS Makinami at the Royal Australian Navy’s own International Fleet Review in Sydney in 2013.
The formal Review took place on 18 October, and included over 46 warships from five nations. Stuart is conducting a North East Asian Deployment.
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