Capt. Uyeda and Capt.Teraoka, Portland, 1920

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Capt. Yashitake Uyeda, at right, and Capt. H. Teraoka, Japanese naval officers of the ship Kasuga visited Portland during the Maine Centennial celebration June 26-July 5, 1920.

During the visit, the Maine Centennial organizers sponsored sporting competitions with the crews from the other visiting naval vessels, the USS Utah, the Portuguese vessel, San Gabriel, the British ship Calcutta and the USS Florida.

A cropped version of Captain Teraoka's photo was on the front cover of the Saturday, July 3, 1920 issue of the Portland Evening Express.

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