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Japanese training ships arrive in Baltimore

Two massive gray Japanese training ships lined much of the Inner Harbor's West Wall Wednesday morning and, along with a third, will be on display to the public through this week.

The ships are part of a rotating schedule of vessels hosted by the non-profit Sail Baltimore, which began bringing ships from all over the world to Baltimore 40 years ago.

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The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships Kashima and Asagiri will be docked at the Inner Harbor while Setoyuki will remain in Fells Point at the Broadway Pier.

The Japanese ships are on a 168-day world tour and will bring more than 750 Japanese Sailors and 200 recently commissioned ensigns to Baltimore, according to Sail Baltimore officials.

The schedule for the visiting ships:

Thursday:

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Setoyuki open for public tours

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free concert by Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Training

Squadron Band at the Harborplace Amphitheater

Friday:

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Asagiri open for public tours

Saturday

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Setoyuki open for public tours

9:30 a.m. Asagiri departs

3 p.m. Kashima departs

Sunday

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9 a.m. Setoyuki departs

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