Christmas tree gift from the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Command

3 December, AOYAMA Yoshihiro Fleet Master Chief of the Self-Defense Fleet was presented with a Christmas tree by Jeffrey S. Hineman, Command Master Chief of the 7th Fleet.
The presentation of the Christmas tree is an annual event, and the Self-Defense Force also presents Kadomatsu, a traditional Japanese New Year's pine tree.
In this way, the Self-Defense Fleet and the U.S. 7th Fleet not only conduct bilateral exercise and activities, but also cherish each other's annual events.
We, the members of the Self-Defense Fleet wish you, dear 7th Fleet, a happy Christmas with your family, friends and other loved ones.