USS Gridley mooring at Tomakomai, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford.

TOMAKOMAI, Japan (Feb. 5, 2011) – With the assistance of a Japanese tug boat, USS Gridley (DDG 101) prepares to moor at the Tomakomai West Port for a port visit in the northern Japanese city. While in port, Gridley’s Sailors will take part in community relations events and attend the various winter festivals currently taking place. This is the first time in 16 years a U.S. naval ship has moored in Tomakomai. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford)

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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