Every winter, light displays, or “illuminations,” go up in many public parks and shopping centers around Japan. Thousands make the annual visit to many of these locations for nice holiday photos and a taste of the season.
Despite the oft-repeated myth, Coca-Cola did not in fact invent the modern image of a fat, jolly, red-and-white-clad Santa Claus. Kind of a moot point though, now that the soft drink has become virtually synonymous with Christmas.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Hanson Fupul, a maintenance management specialist with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Guam, reads a holiday note during a cookout at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 22, 2020.
Eisha Furuta, Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO)public affairs department community relations specialist, and Yeoman 2nd Class Jatika Holloway, assigned to CFAO administrative department, wrap gifts at CFAO, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan Dec. 21, 2020.