Seventeen Sailors from U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka visited the Japanese island of Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, to familiarize themselves with the historical and current significance of the island to Japan and the United States.
U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), and guided-missile destroyer, USS Preble (DDG 88), arrived in Langkawi, Malaysia, Mar. 25 ahead of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition.
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.