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Sasebo (佐世保市 Sasebo-shi) is a Japanese city in Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.


In 1866, Sasebo was established as a major port for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).

Sasebo became an American Naval base in 1945.

Today it is the center of a military district of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (海上自衛隊 Kaijō Jieitai) or JMSDF.

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