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Japan Maritime Training Squadron visit - Open Day, Band

Photos: Attachement.pdf

22. August. 2014

Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland

Memorandum: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Training Squadron visit to Auckland

Outline

• The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Training Squadron will make port in Auckland from Wednesday 3 September to Saturday 6 September

• While in port the Training Squadron will host and participate in a range of activities including an open day, a joint performance with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and other free events for the public; a welcome ceremony with the Royal New Zealand Navy, laying a floral tribute at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and sports exchanges (friendly games with New Zealand Navy and the Auckland Kendo Club).

• There will be media opportunities during the port call in Auckland. Please contact the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland by email at pr@ac.mofa.go.jp or by phone (09) 306 4106

About the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Training Squadron

• The Training Squadron exists to develop the knowledge and skills of Junior Officers (in their early twenties who have completed the General Officer Midshipmen's Course at the JMSDF Officer Candidate School) through extended international voyages. The port call in Auckland is part of this ongoing training.

• Please refer to the attached page for information about this year’s voyage

Entry into Port: 9am Wednesday 3 September 2014

Port: Princes Wharf / Queens Wharf, Auckland Central Business District

Schedule (See below)

Schedule
DateTimeEventLocation
Wednesday 3

September

8:40amGun Salutes (for Kashima, Yuasa)Princes Wharf
9:00amEntry into BerthsPrinces Wharf/Queens Wharf
After Sunset Ship Lights OnKashima (docked at Princes Wharf)

Asagiri (docked at Queens Wharf)

Setoyuki (docked at Queens Wharf)

Thursday 4

September

9:00-11:00amOpen Day (First Session)Asagiri (docked at Queens Wharf)
10:00-11:15amWelcome Ceremony Royal New Zealand Navy Devonport Base (Te Taua Moana Marae)
1:00pmWreath LayingAuckland War Memorial Museum
1:20-2:15pmJoint Band ConcertAuckland War Memorial Museum
2:00-4:00pmOpen Day (Second Session)Asagiri (docked at Queens Wharf)
After sunset Ship Lights OnKashima (docked at Princes Wharf)

Asagiri (docked at Queens Wharf)

Setoyuki (docked at Queens Wharf)

Friday 5

September

12:00-

3:00pm

Bi Nations Olympiad Sports Exchange with RNZNRoyal New Zealand Navy Devonport Base
7:00-9:30pmKendo Sports ExchangeAuckland Kendo Club Dojo
Saturday 6

September

9:00amAll Vessels DepartPrinces Wharf/Queens Wharf

Open Day aboard the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Training Squadron Vessel Asagiri

Outline

• The training vessel the Asagiri will have an Open Day as part of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Training Squadron’s port call in Auckland.

• We unreservedly encourage you take this opportunity to come aboard and experience the ship (the vessel will remain stationary in port and sea rocking will be minimal. The vessel will not leave the wharf).

About the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Training Squadron

• The Training Squadron exists to develop the knowledge and skills of Junior Officers (in their early twenties who have completed the General Officer Midshipmen's Course at the JMSDF Officer Candidate School) through extended international voyages. The port call in Auckland is part of this ongoing training.

Time and Date: Thursday 4 September between 9am and 11am, second round 2pm to 4pm

Place: Queens Wharf (via the Northern end), Auckland Central Business District (Please see map)

For: All ages

Format: Unguided (visitors are free to come aboard and explore for themselves during the above visiting hours)

Notes:

• Access to the vessel will be unrestricted. Please come straight on up to the Asagiri on Queens Wharf

• Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to come with your friends and family.

• Vessel officers will supervise bag checks upon boarding. Please comply with all instructions given by vessel officers.

• Small children should be supervised at all times to avoid any possible accidents or injuries.

• There are areas of the ship which are uneven and difficult to walk on. High heeled shoes, sandals and jandals are not appropriate footwear. Please wear sensible shoes for easy walking.

• Refreshments will not be provided. Please bring your own.

• You may use cameras and mobile phones aboard the vessel.

• Bag checks will talk place upon boarding the vessel.

• There is no parking on site. We suggest those who wish to drive should make use of nearby pay parking buildings.

• Although safety is paramount on board the Asagiri, the Japanese Government does not take any responsibility should any injuries or accidents occur on board during the Open Day.

21. August. 2014

Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland

Joint performance by the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Training Squadron Bands (free admission)

Outline

• The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Training Squadron Band will perform a free concert with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band during the Squadrons’ upcoming port call in Auckland (details below).

• We encourage you to come and hear these two professional bands play.

About the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Training Squadron

• The Training Squadron exists to develop the knowledge and skills of Junior Officers (in their early twenties who have completed the General Officer Midshipmen's Course at the JMSDF Officer Candidate School) through extended international voyages. The port call in Auckland is part of this ongoing training.

• The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Training Squadron Band has performed during numerous port calls around the world. On these occasions the Band’s performances have attracted large local audiences and media coverage as is evident in the photos below.

Time and Date: Thursday 4 September 2014 at 1:20pm to 2:15pm.

Place: Auckland War Memorial Museum.

For: All ages

Format: Open air concert. No reservations required.

Charge: Free admission.

Notes:

• No reservations are required. Please assemble at the Auckland War Memorial Museum before the concert starts.

• Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to come with your friends and family.

• Small children should be supervised at all times.

• Refreshments will not be provided. Please bring your own.

• You may use cameras and mobile phones.

• Weather permitting, the concert will be open air. However, if it is wet the performance will take place inside the Auckland War Memorial Museum instead.


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