U.S. Navy Religous Programs Specialist 3rd Class Whitney Hooker, with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, performs a deadlift during a deadlift competition at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 9, 2019.
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You are stationed in Japan for the first time. You just got your government driver’s license, purchased a car at the lemon lot, filed all the proper paperwork and paid road taxes.
And now you’re revved up to drive off base and explore Japan.
When I was planning my visit to the Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu this year, I decided to do some research to see what else was in the area. This is how I found out about the Hiraodai Countryside Park! There was some information in English, but the photos are what made me want to check it out.
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.