<p>U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tristen Albers with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, pushes through thick brush heading towards his objective during the land navigation portion of the Basic Jungle Skills Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, August 6, 2019.</p>
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sean Kientz, emergency management journeyman assigned to the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, tests a self-contained breathing apparatus during a hazardous material training exercise July 11, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Maura M. Hennigan speaks to guests during her change of command ceremony on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, July 30, 2019. During the ceremony, Hennigan passed on the command of Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, to Col.
Combat Logistics Battalion 31 is the Logistics Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. CLB-31 provides all elements of the MEU with combat service support and is comprised of various sections, to include motor transportation, engineers, explosive ordnance, maintenance, supply, landing support, and communications and health service...
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Support Battalion pose for a photo with the Commanding General’s Cup at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, July 23, 2019. Rock will be relinquishing command to Brig. Gen. William Bowers on July 26, 2019.
Ever since “washoku,” or traditional Japanese food, was designated an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2013, popular dishes and liquors like sushi, tempura, sukiyaki, sake, shochu and awamori— have been garnering a lot of international attention.
Finding establishments in Japan that serve traditional Japanese or Chinese tea is an easy task. However, trying to find a cup of traditional Okinawan tea, Bukubuku Cha, can be difficult, even on Okinawa. And if you saw a cup of Bukubuku Cha, you’d know it because it’s not a simple cup of colored liquid.
When the new year rolls around, many swear off junk food, resolve to lose weight or promise themselves, “I will eat healthier starting today!” This resolve might, or might not, survive the winter months.
If you want to taste what tsukemen is like, this is the place. Enjoy dipping fat noodles into a thick rich pork broth soup. You may have to wait in the line because it’s a popular. And get there early because the shop closes for the day when the tsukemen is sold out.