Sasebo Naval Base

The Ghost of a Castle

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It’s less a castle ruin and more the ghost of a castle ruin.

On the Shimabara peninsula, there is a series of inclines...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released

USS Bonhomme Richard underway

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SASEBO, Japan (June 1, 2017) - Gunner’s Mate Seaman Jordan Thompson, from Durango, Colorado, heaves a line during sea and anchor...

Satoko Moriwaka

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Soto Dam POWs remembered by CFAS and Sasebo

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SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Soto Dam, a vital source of water for Sasebo, cost more than money to build. On May 30, members of the U.S....

A recruit tries on the Navy's new fitness suit at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., April 24, 2017. (SUSAN KRAWCZYK/U.S. NAVY)

Navy’s new ‘fitness suit’ to launch in July

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The Navy’s unveiling of a mandatory new “fitness suit” met with a tepid response from sailors based in Japan on Friday.

The...

Photos by David Krigbaum

History on display at Sasebo Peace Museum

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Editor’s Note: This series is about the Japanese home front in and around Sasebo, Japan during World War II. It is not a...
U.S. Navy photo by Mineman 3rd Class Zachary Horvath/Released

U.S. Navy and JMSDF Sailors compete in the 2017 Sasebo Cup

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SASEBO, Japan -- U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Sailors compete in the 2017 Sasebo Cup at Nimitz Park onboard...

U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released

Morning colors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

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SASEBO, Japan (May 18, 2017) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Jacob Gonzales (right), from Austin, Texas and Aviation...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel tour USS Green Bay

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SASEBO, Japan (May 18, 2017) - Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel take a tour of the amphibious transport dock USS...

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