Mazatlan receives warships from Japan


After 19 years, the Kashima and Inazuma ships of the Maritime Force of Japan arrived in Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Sin. After 19 years, the ships Kashima and Inazuma, of the Maritime Force of Japan, arrived in Mazatlan, as part of the crossing in which the officers of the Imperial Navy will be formed.

Government authorities welcomed the Training Squadron of the Maritime Self-Defense Forces of Japan as part of their route through 11 countries and 13 ports, with the aim of visiting different countries and deepening a friendly relationship through the embassy of that country.

Fleet of ships from Japan

The Minister of the Japanese Embassy in Mexico, Ryosuke Kuwana, reiterated the gratitude to the government authorities for receiving them as strategic neighbors in different areas of growth, a unit that has lasted for 400 years as a long and historical trajectory.

During his speech, Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres said that from the land of the Rising Sun and the Land of the Once Rivers, we always welcome them without losing their identity, but also share with the culture that receives them and are incorporated into productive activities, in commerce, industry, services, medicine, education, and surnames.

One of the ships, docked at the dock one of the Integral Port Administration (API)

In addition, the authorities that were present were the Secretary of State Economy, Javier Lizárraga Mercado and the Vice-Admiral Commander of the Fourth Naval Zone, Rafael López Martínez, who welcomed and expressed the importance of relating to a country that has given economic growth and social as Sinaloa is.

Protocols before stepping on land

During their stay in the port, which will be until this Sunday, they will hold meetings with the Japanese community in Sinaloa, in addition to celebrating sports and cultural activities.

570 crew members and 190 Japanese officers were received from the Naval School of Cadets, as well as the Japanese community residing in Mazatlan for many years.

Source: sol de mazatlan

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