Valentine’s Day is considered to be a great chance for women to confess their love in Japan. They give chocolates (often homemade) to men on the day to express their love. But don’t for a second think that all the women who are presenting you a chocolate are in love with you!
Love is in the air! The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping Airmen and their families at Yokota shower their loved ones with fresh flowers, gifts and candy for less this Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts can find everything they need in Exchange concessionaire locations as well as online at ShopMyExchange.com.
Even in Japan, Chinese food is a popular choice for eating out. And for those stationed at Camp Zama, Shinryu Hanten, a 10-minute drive away, has been satisfying those Chinese food cravings for 22 years.
Look down the main alleyways of most major Japanese towns and you will probably find one or two small shops with red lanterns, or “akachochin,” at their entrances. The scene is likely to be accompanied by the aroma of skewered “yakitori” chicken over hot coals and the sounds of merrymaking.