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VIDEO: Exploring on Okinawa’s Nago-dake

Nago Castle Park is a hot spot for cherry blossom-viewing in the winter as thousands of visitors come to enjoy the pink blush flowers. Nago-dake, a mountain just at the back of the park, does not receive the same glory.

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Change of Command at Camp Hansen

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Matthew Danner, the outgoing commanding officer of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, left, and Col. Chris Niedziocha, the incoming commanding officer of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, pose for a photo after a change of command ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 20, 2024.

King Tacos in Kin Town: Simple and delicious taco rice in Okinawa

King Tacos is a legendary Japanese Mexican restaurant located in Kin Town on the main island of Okinawa. It is best known as the birthplace of taco rice. Taco rice is a fusion of Mexican and Japanese food created by Matsuzo Gibo, who came up with the original dish in 1984 at his restaurant Parlor Senri also in Kin Town.

12th MLR Marine, Alaska native, earns third meritorious promotion

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brenden B. Kuhlmann, an artillery electronics technician with 12th Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant on April 11. This achievement marks another milestone in his remarkable career characterized by dedication, commitment, and his third meritorious promotion.

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