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Once bitter enemies….now respected friends….

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) guided-missile destroyer JS Inazuma (DD 105) trains with the United States Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during recent exercises in the Western Pacific.

Today, December 7, 2017, marks the 76th anniversary of the Imperial Japanese Navy sneak-attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii….December 7, 1941….and the beginning of four years of vicious fighting in the Pacific theatre of World War II.

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Time has healed those wounds….perhaps never better in human history.

What were once bitter enemies….are now the best of respected and reliable friends.

To see the battle flags of both the United States and Japan flying together in a naval formation….is a testament to the miracles of human forgiveness, healing, and friendship.

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>>Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell, USN

notkatieakhaleesi  asked:

Hey Sami! I've been interested in the Jet Program for a long time, but I'm nervous because I have a number of health problems that require regular visits to specialists, and lots of medications, etc. My Japanese is okay, but I don't know that I would be able to communicate medical information effectively in Japanese, or be able to navigate the health care system. How common are English speaking doctors, specifically specialists? Do you have any thoughts or experiences to share? Thanks so much!

Hi! First off, it will definitely vary by prefecture, so this is just my experience with Aomori. Second, I’ll try to be concise, and I don’t have experience with medications/specialists in Japan so I don’t know how much info I can give. I’m going to try though, and as always if anyone has more to offer please reblog and tell all the things.

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Time passages….

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 28, 2017) – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Ashigara (DDG 178), foreground, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) transit the Philippine Sea.

From once bitter enemies, bent on total destruction of the other 75 years ago….

                            ….to fast and respected friends and allies….

                                      The United States and Japan.

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>>Photo:  Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers, USN