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Abigail Flores, a member of the Filipino-American Association (Fil-Am) of Iwakuni Kids, sings during the the 21st Annual Pistahan at Pasko sa Nayon at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 9, 2017. Over 200 people from different cultures gathered at the event, hosted by the Fil-Am of Iwakuni, to watch performances, eat dinner and welcome incoming officers to the association while preserving the traditions of Filipino Christmas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Muriah King)

Fil-Am Association of Iwakuni hosts 21st Annual Pistahan at Pasko sa Nayon

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The Filipino-American Association (Fil-Am) of Iwakuni, Japan, hosted the 21st Annual Pistahan at Pasko sa Nayon at Marine Corps Air...

Hey! Get off base and check out these events in Japan!

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Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Dec. 8...

Nagasaki: Sip with the locals

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Located in center of Nagasaki City, Tatanbar is a standing bar and popular hangout were locals, visitors and tourists kibitz over...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera

MCAS Iwakuni welcomes US Navy squadrons

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN -- U.S. Navy personnel with Carrier Air Wing 5 arrived at Marine Corps Air...

Guests participate in a game of musical chairs at the Japanese American Society (JAS) Iwakuni Holiday and 60th Anniversary Party at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan Dec. 2, 2017. The party was a way for Japanese locals and MCAS Iwakuni residents to spend some time getting to know one another by combining their cultures and sharing a night of celebrating the holidays and 60 years of JAS. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Jones)

Japanese American Society celebrates 60th anniversary in holiday party

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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents and Japanese locals gathered together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Japanese...

A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 flies past Hawaii on its way to Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif. for unit-level training, Nov. 30, 2017. The purpose of VMGR-152’s El Centro Horizon ULT detachment is to increase squadron combat readiness through the diverse training ranges available at the Yuma training complex. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)

VMGR-152 descends on California ready to conquer El Centro Horizon

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U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152, the “Sumos,” arrived at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif...

Champon noodle: A taste of Hirado

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Located near the Dutch Bridge, the 85-year-old Ichiraku Shokudo will serve you up original local Champon noodles. These thick and...

Photo by Lily Crossley-Baxter

Japan’s longest cave awaits your exploration

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Caves. Not everyone’s a fan. If you are though, Yamaguchi boasts the longest in Japan, and it’s quite spectacular. The cave scene...

Ambassador William Hagerty, left , U.S. ambassador to Japan, a Boy Scout from Troop 77 , a Boy Scout from Troop 1 and Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni City, Japan, symbolically plant a dogwood tree at Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 30, 2017. Ambassador Hagerty toured Kizuna Stadium during his first official Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni visit since arriving in Japan earlier this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin)

US Ambassador to Japan makes first visit to MCAS Iwakuni

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Ambassador William F. Hagerty, U.S. ambassador to Japan, visited Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Iwakuni City, Japan,...

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