June 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, in accordance with the agreements reached, a squadron destroyer of the Naval Self-Defense Forces (MSSO) of Japan “Suzunami” arrived in Vladivostok with an unofficial call.
In the main base of the Pacific Fleet, the ship was met by the Deputy Commander of the Primorsk Flotilla of diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet, Captain 1st Rank Vadim Filippov. He greeted the senior captain of rank 1 Hitoshi Shimizu, commander of the 7th escort division of Japan, and commander of the compound control officers on board the Japanese ship. The military band played the national anthems of the Russian Federation and Japan. By tradition, girls in Russian national costumes presented bread and salt to Japanese sailors.
Captain 1st Rank Hitoshi Shimizu held a briefing for the representatives of Russian and Japanese media, during which he voiced the goals and objectives of the visit of the Japanese ship to Vladivostok. After that, journalists were given the opportunity to inspect the destroyer “Sudzunami.”
During the stay of the Japanese ship in Vladivostok, it is planned to hold organizational meetings for the final coordination of episodes of the exercise, holding friendly meetings on ping-pong and dragging the rope between the sailors of the two countries.
The host ship of the visit is the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev.
It is planned that the visit of the ship MSSO of Japan to Vladivostok will last until June 15. On the same day, a Russian-Japanese search and rescue exercise at Sareks-2019 is scheduled to take place in the waters of Peter the Great Bay.