Today, bottled green tea is readily available in convenience stores and supermarkets all around the world. Starbucks and coffee chains even include matcha frozen drinks, hot and iced green teas as part of their permanent menus.
Service-members often have difficulty overcoming language barriers, but that didn't stop these Sailors and their families from experiencing Japanese culture firsthand with a traditional Kimono fitting and tea ceremony.
Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why the subtropical island didn’t offer many spicy foods in the past.