Typhoon Hagibis, downgraded from super typhoon but still described by Japanese forecasters as large and “extremely strong,” is charging toward eastern Japan, where U.S. military bases around Tokyo prepared for strong wind and heavy rains.
Citing concerns over players’ safety while traveling through possible stormy conditions caused by Super Typhoon Hagibis, DODEA-Japan officials announced Thursday that all sports games involving its teams were canceled.
The Fall Festival, an annual open-post event on Sagami General Depot, brought nearly 9,000 visitors to the installation Oct. 6 for a day of refreshments, live entertainment and a pair of long-distance running events.
To get senior leaders talking about how they would address specific domestic violence issues, Family Advocacy Program personnel put together a series of scenarios for the organization’s symposium here Oct. 4.
Just like in America, horse racing is one of Japan’s popular pastimes. Who dare can resist the excitement? Horses bolting from the starting gate amid a cloud of dust. Hooves clopping and whips cracking as tens of thousands cheer them on. In Japan, about 15.5 million fans attend about 21,000 races annually.
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.