Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo
Operations and Management
Fleet and Family Readiness
New COMUSJAPAN Liberty Policy
Sasebo Firefighters Celebrate the New Year with Dezome-shiki
Sasebo Community Honors Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy
Sasebo Families Prepare for the Worst in Evacuation Exercise
A Corsair Comes Home
The Newest Technology in the Oldest Building
No PowerPoint Necessary
Remembrance Ceremony for 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake Victims
CFAS and Local Community Remember Soto Dam POWs
Sasebo USO Completes Home Away from Home Renovation
USFJ Liberty Policy
U.S. Military Vessel Embarks JGSDF Vehicles for First Point-to-Point Shipment
Pure Training
U.S. Military Vessel Embarks JGSDF Vehicles for First Point-to-Point Shipment
CFAS Celebrates Fire Prevention Week
Wrapped Angels
CFAS Security Honors Late Four-Legged Partners
Guard & Protect 2016 Commences at CFAS
Army Inspects Naval Nutrition
Plunging for a Purpose
New Memorandum Allows JMSDF Transit through NMC Maebata
CFAS Remembers Great Tohoku Earthquake Victims
Celebrating Certification
CNIC Vice Admiral Jackson Visits CFAS
Sasebo Community Honors Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Soto Dam POWs Remembered by CFAS and Sasebo
CFAS Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway
CFAS Holds Change of Command Ceremony
Sasebo Sailors Share the Language of the Seas
Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Need
Sasebo Sailor Saves Shock Victim
Sasebo's CDC Santa
Red Cross Opens First CFAS Branch Office
African-American Service and Struggles Remembered at CFAS Black History Month Celebration
Sharing Support across Services
CFAS Turns Over Recently Discovered Navy Artifacts to Sasebo Board of Education
USS Chief First US Ship to Participate in Sasebo Seaside Festival
CFAS Sailors Anchor Up!
Waterfront Women's Symposium
Sasebo Elementary School Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for First Elementary DODEA 21st Century School Building in Japan East District




Sasebo (佐世保市, Sasebo-shi) is located in Nagasaki Prefecture, at the northwestern tip of Kyushu, in southern Japan. As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 258,324. The total area of the city is 363.88 km². The city was founded in April 1, 1902. It is the second largest city in Nagasaki Prefecture.

The area is famed for its scenic beauty, including mountains, beaches, coastal islands and rolling hills. Sasebo is quite mountainous, with two main mountains, Mt. Eboshi (568 meters) and Mt. Shokan (443 meters). 208 islands of various sizes span across approximately 25 kilometers from Sasebo Port to Hirado make up Kujukushima -- "The 99 Islands". The outstanding beauty of the complex landscape created by the intricately laid out peninsulas and islands attracts many tourists.

The greatest feature of Sasebo City is its port. Sasebo Port opened in 1889 and was designated as the first post-war trading port in Western Japan, and the city’s main industry of shipbuilding flourished as a result. In 1952, the American Naval Base was established in Sasebo, and the city subsequently developed as the “Naval Base City”. Even today there are many places that have an American feel to them such as the hamburger shops, which are the relics of the post-war days, bars frequented by Americans and the streets with rows of red brick buildings.

The area around Sasebo is well known for fine porcelain, and is considered the porcelain capital of Japan. The Sasebo area has been a major producer of porcelain since the Edo period. The famous Mikawachi porcelain comes from the area east of Sasebo, and the Noritake factory is located nearby. Sasebo offers many other fine local products, including oysters, pearls, loquats and many kinds of fish.

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