The 19th edition of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Surface Warrior Spotlight shines brightly on the land of the rising sun and Osamu Ogawa, a Japanese local national serving as a marine terminal superintendent with the 599th Transportation Brigade's 836th Transportation Battalion in Yokohama, Japan.
The Kanazawa district of Yokohama City, 10 miles north of Yokosuka Naval Base, was once known as a popular sightseeing attraction made up scenic shorelines and mountains, along with majestic Buddhist temples and library of samurai lord.
After surviving the Bataan Death March during World War II, 2nd Lt. Darwin C. Becker spent more than two years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines before Japanese forces decided to ship him to Japan.
Whether you live near Atsugi or Yokosuka, Yokohama Station is a fairly quick train ride and from there, Minato Mirai Station is only two stops away. It is an excellent place to step out into Japan to explore without having the worrying burden of traveling for hours.
A foreign businessman opened the first brewery to serve Japanese beers in 1869 in Yokohama. With the changes of the ownership of the brewery, it started producing Kirin-branded beers in 1888. You can visit the modern day factories and taste the different types of Japanese beer that is available on tap
Locale, a 10-minutes walk from Sagamihara Housing Area, is popular among locals thanks to the highly-reputable chef Toshiharu Nakamura, who has used his training to create a unique take on Italian food.
It’s necessary to give yourself some alone time to unwind and go over the day and what better way than with a tasty meal. This is especially important in Tokyo, the best place for solo dining in the world.
A tasty and traditional dish of Japan awaits just a quick 10-minute bus ride from Hardy Barracks. If you find yourself in the area, or possibly staying overnight, Udon SAKAIDE is the perfect place to experience a great-tasting version of the Japanese udon noodles.