Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Mittelstedt, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) port operations department, left, conducts a spot check with Capt. Patrick Dziekan, right, CFAO commanding officer, at CFAO White Beach Naval Facility, Dec. 29, 2022.
U.S. Navy Sailors interact with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors during a naval service language exchange held onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa White Beach Naval Facility Dec. 8, 2022
Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services personnel, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) White Beach Naval Facility, participate in a fire truck parade on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 7, 2022.
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Rodel Antolin, from Fresno, Calif. and assigned to Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Site Okinawa, sits at a forklift for an environmental portrait taken onboard Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 12, 2022.
In Japan, everybody loves noodles, and Okinawans are no different. In fact, they’ve got their own regional strand of the classic Asian cuisine – Okinawa soba. It’s not only a local favorite, but the dish of choice for many visitors who come in search of a true taste of Okinawa.
Japan is a country which has many unique cultures within it, and slurping is one of the most unusual characteristics! This can be a huge surprise when you come across it for the first time as it often is considered as a bad behavior at meal in many other countries