Japan's Wagyu beef a special treat


No matter where you are in Japan, there is one thing worth splurging on at least once before your tour is up – the taste of Wagyu...

Suisha-En: Tasty shabu-shabu near Camp Zama

If you are located on Camp Zama or the Sagami Housing Area and are looking to splurge on a high-end restaurant with gorgeous...

Tips to refresh yourself in the New Year

Planning some New Year’s resolutions? Instead of simply resolving to lose weight or drop a clothing size, consider placing a more...

Traditional sweets highlight food cultures of Japan


If you have sampled the traditional sweets of Japan, you might have been surprised how different the tastes – and ingredients that...

Did you know?: Olympics in Japan

Japan, which hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, will once again host the summer games next year. The country has also...
Senior Airman Joshua Mims, 736th Security Forces Squadron, plays the role of a village elder during a key leader engagement as Staff Sgt. Seth Gordon, 374th Security Forces Squadron patrolman from Yokota Air Base, Japan, questioned him during Commando Warrior training Dec. 11, 2018. The training took place at North West Field near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Sixty-eight active duty and Air National Guard members completed the 14-day course Dec. 14, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

The 736th SFS Live, Eat and Breath “Defensor Fortis" (Defenders of the Force)


ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The dictionary defines the word Defender as a person who defends someone or something. No...

Speakin’ Japanese: Winter travel


As you travel this winter season, here are some useful Japanese phrases to help you along the way.  


Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) enjoy the Shimoda Black Ship Festival. The Navy’s participation in the festival celebrates the heritage of U.S.-Japanese naval partnership first established by Commodore Matthew Perry’s 1853 port visit. (Photo by Daniel A. Taylor)

Anchored in Japan


Sharon Canales, chief logistics specialist on USS Benfold (DDG 65), remembers feeling scared when she first moved to Yokosuka from...


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