ice Adm. Koji Katoh, left, other leaders and local civic leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon to open Juliet Wharf.

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SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 19, 2010) Vice Adm. Koji Katoh, commander of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 3rd District, left, Rear Adm. Richard Landolt, commander of Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet; Rear Adm. Umio Otsuka, commander of JMSDF Flotilla Group 2; Rear Adm. Hidetoshi Fuchinoue; Capt. Francis Martin, commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, and local civic leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon, officially opening Juliet Wharf at Fleet Activities Sasebo. Juliet Wharf provides upgraded facilities for the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), JMSDF Ships and other visiting ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Colby Drake/Released)

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 SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 19, 2010) Vice Adm. Koji Katoh, commander of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 3rd District, left, Rear Adm. Richard Landolt, commander of Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet; Rear Adm. Umio Otsuka, commander of JMSDF Flotilla Group 2; Rear Adm. Hidetoshi Fuchinoue; Capt. Francis Martin, commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, and local civic leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon, officially opening Juliet Wharf at Fleet Activities Sasebo. Juliet Wharf provides upgraded facilities for the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), JMSDF Ships and other visiting ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Colby Drake/Released)