Sailors of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) take down the Rising Sun
during a ceremony at sunset on September 6 at the stern of the JMSDF Yugiri, a 3,500
ton vessel that arrived at Kampong Som with two other ships-the training ship JMSDF
Kashima and the destroyer JMSDF Murasame-- as part of a worldwide training program.
The three ships and 700 seamen spent the last four and a half months circumnavigating
the globe before docking in Cambodian waters. From here they return to Tokyo on Sept
(Photo: Michael Hayes)