Two Japanese destroyers set sail to join an anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia from Kure Base in Hiroshima Prefecture on Saturday afternoon.. The two ships are expected to reach the Gulf of Aden in about three weeks.
Amakashi-no-oka is a hill 148m ,situated at the center of the Asuka area. It lies several hundreds m from east to west and approx. one km from south to north. From the top of the hill is a panoramic view of Yamato-Sanzan or the three main mountains of the area, Mt. Miminashi, Mt. Unebi and Mt. Amanokaguyama.