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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

MCAS Iwakuni is a mission-ready air station, capable of providing continuous base-operating support for tenant organizations and follow-on U.S. and allied forces during training, combat or contingency (HA/DR) operations throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
MCAS Iwakuni residents, Japanese locals bond through calligraphy event
180106-M-OQ666-0254.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Mason Roy

Jan 16, 2018
WAKI TOWN, Japan - A child selects her favorite drawing she made for the U.S.-Japan joint calligraphy event, “Kakizome,” at Waki Town, Japan, Jan. 6, 2018. During the writing portion of the event participants painted words like “friend” and “bond” as a way of bringing two cultures from around the world together. They also got to place their favorite calligraphy painting on a wall to be viewed by everyone in attendance. “Kakizome” is a tradition the Japanese people participate in at the beginning of each year, and it resembles what is known in the Western Hemisphere as a New Year’s resolution. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)


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