The 13,500-ton Oumi is scheduled to leave the MSDF Sasebo
base next Friday, the day after the departure of the destroyer Murasame from Yokosuka port in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo.
In the drill, the participants evacuated on the supposition that radiation of 50 times the normal level was detected while a nuclear-powered submarine was making a port call at Sasebo
, local officials said.
, Japan - A family court in Nagasaki Prefecture decided Wednesday to institutionalize an 11-year-old girl for killing a classmate in June at their school.
Heavy said it will pay a dividend of 5 yen per share for the reporting year, up from 3 yen the year before.
On Friday, MSDF members started loading the 13,500-ton Oumi at the Sasebo
base, with the media allowed to cover the loading work.
The decision at the Sasebo
branch of the Nagasaki Family Court also provides for a compulsory measure where the girl's freedom of movement may be restricted by up to two years at an institution for the rehabilitation of delinquent children.
Arifumi Himeno, 64, who stepped down as president of the company on the day he was arrested last June, was sentenced to a three-year prison term, and Yukio Mizuhiro, 54, who was deputy director of the company's shipbuilding yard in Sasebo
, Nagasaki Prefecture, was given a two-year term, with both terms suspended for three years.
If the flattop visits Sasebo
port, it will be the first visit to the port by a U.S.
The port call information was withheld on 28 subs -- 10 each at Yokosuka and Sasebo
and eight in Okinawa Prefecture.
"I feel elated that the magnificent work that team Sasebo
' performs on a daily basis is being recognized worldwide even through this is an individually-labeled award."
The company, whose theme park opened in 1992 in Sasebo
, Nagasaki Prefecture, has so far not released detailed financial results.
While mission members have yet to be fully decided, among them will be Mikio Sasaki, vice chairman of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce, and Yozo Tsuji, chairman of the Sasebo
Chamber of Commerce and Industry.