U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler buddy dragged, sprinted and crawled through the sands of Torii Beach as part of their annual 101 Critical Days of Summer training May 17 on United States Army Garrison Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.
Young Marines and soldiers based in the southeastern U.S. are most at risk for heat-related illnesses, military medical officials found after tracking a steady increase in diagnoses among the services over the past five years.
Building upon technology already at their fingertips, Marines gathered at Okinawa’s first-ever Marine Maker Innovation Boot Camp this month to learn how they can put robotics, 3D printing and other tools to work on the battlefield.
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.
The Wing King in Chatan is popular spot for anyone craving that classic taste of American-style chicken wing. This restaurant even specializes everyone’s favorite – buffalo wing – which can be ordered in or enjoyed as takeout.
It was by accident that we stumbled across Café & Bar HAPI TAPI. On our way back from a snorkeling tour at Blue Cave, we were headed to a sandwich joint in Onna Village, but their parking was full. Instead, we drove a block down to a different restaurant inside thatt could have easily been just another nice beach house on this stretch of road.
Sushi, tempura, savory ‘okonomiyaki’ pancakes – there are so many yummy edibles in Japan that you shouldn’t miss during your stay. Sample some of this lingo the next time you’re at a local restaurant to experience some of these specialties.
If you are “ramened” out and looking for a different style of noodle, you should try Marugame Udon. What is “udon” anyways? You might ask. Udon is one the Japanese traditional thick wheat noodles and Japanese people LOVE it.