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.
You can’t even talk about – much less taste – Okinawan food without letting soybeans, or a soy-based delicacy, cross your lips. Soybeans really are “the magical fruit” here where traditional wisdom transforms them into a myriad of foods with a variety of colors, shapes and smells.
Weeks after finding out our next assignment would be Camp Zama, Japan, and shortly before our arrival in the Land of the Rising Sun, I happened upon a cookbook co-authored by Naoko Takei Moore and Kyle Connaughton.
Japan, aka the nation of noodles, offers more than just ramen. In The Land of the Rising Sun you can taste virtually any type of noodle – hot or cold, white or grey, flour or rice, and with or without broth.