A cold front made its way through mainland of Japan over the past 24 hours, leaving some snow on the Kanto Plain in such as Miura and Chiba Peninsulas. In Yokosuka City, there snow falling early Friday morning.
While most of mainland Japan is enjoying gorgeous autumn leaves, Misawa Air Base and the entire Aomori Prefecture has its first layer of winter white. Yoshihito Morita of Stars and Stripes' Misawa Office, sent us this photo taken Nov. 10 of the first snow in his hometown of Tohokucho, located near the air base.
Eleven Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa and its tenant commands will arrive in Sapporo, Japan, on Jan. 28 to begin work on a Navy-themed snow statue for the 71st annual Sapporo Snow Festival, marking the Navy's 37th year of participation.
Senior Airman Timon Richardson, 374th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, poses for a photo during his shift on guard mount during an unusual late season snow storm April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.