“I reported in and as soon as I walked in, I saw her sitting on the left side of the office,” said then Lance Cpl. Craig Johnson. “I looked at her and said to myself ‘at some point, you have to get to know her.’”
U.S. Marines from the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 from Iwakuni, Japan, performs maintenance checks on a F-18D during COPE North 2019 on Feb. 25, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Tonye Peters, a hospital corpsman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, loads a magazine with blank ammunition aboard the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Philippine Sea.
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23 Marine Regiment train with mortars on Camp Fuji, Japan, on Nov. 29, 2018. This is the first time in 13 years that 2/23 is active and deployed to the Indo-Pacific region.
A lot of people arrive in Japan and are confronted with these seemingly unusual blobs of rice and wonder, “What on earth is that…?” With its sticky and stretchy texture, mochi is a real curiosity for those who have never tried it. But don’t be wary of mochi; find out all about it here in this ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mochi!
One of the things you will discover in Tokyo is Japanese people’s love of drinking. And this isn’t just a casual one-or-two bottles of beers over conversations kind of drinking, but the type with neverending free-flowing alcoholic drinks!
If you have sampled the traditional sweets of Japan, you might have been surprised how different the tastes – and ingredients that include sweet potatoes, sweet beans and rice - are from Western sweets.
The city of Matsue in Shimane Prefecture is famous for its tea culture. One of three major tea culture centers in Japan, rumour has it that consumption of matcha green tea in Matsue is five times that of the national average.