Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Enjoy okonomiyaki in Hiroshima

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Hiroshima is famous for its “okonomiyaki,” a popular pan-fried food that consists of batter, cabbage, noodles and select...

Speakin' Japanese: Winter words

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Here are some useful Japanese phrases for the winter season.  

“Samui...

Aoyagi, Nishiazabu (Tokyo) Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi

Popular wagashi shops in mainland Japan

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Kyoufune – Misawa
(Aomori Prefecture)

Kyoufune is widely known for its chestnuts sweets. Taste the...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas

Chief of Naval Operations visits MCAS Iwakuni

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U.S. Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, boards an MV-22B Osprey during his visit to Marine Corps Air Station...

Children from Yahata Gakuen Orphanage climb into a heavy equipment vehicle during a Christmas party at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 17, 2017. U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 welcomed the children to open gifts, play sports, eat lunch and explore U.S. military vehicles such as a Humvee, a heavy equipment vehicle and a tractor, rubber-tired, articulated steering and multi-purpose vehicle. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Muriah King)

MWSS-171 sponsors Yahata Gakuen Orphanage Christmas party

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Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 hosted a Christmas party for a local orphanage at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan,...

Fine tuna joint: Maguro Hompo "Naka" (near Iwakuni)

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Maguro Hompo Naka is a popular kaiten zushi (conveyor belt sushi) bar located near Iwakuni Marine Base.  They offer fresh tuna...

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

VMM-262 uses MCAS Iwakuni to help operational readiness

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma,...

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...

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...

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