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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Command Sgt. Maj. Ryuichi Ueda introduces the basics of Japanese culture to attendees of the Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Professional Development Course at the Japanese base in Djibouti, Nov. 24, 2015. Military members from the U.S. and Djibouti learned about Japan’s location, climate, history, and unique cultural customs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Command Sgt. Maj. Ryuichi Ueda introduces the basics of Japanese culture to attendees of the Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Professional Development Course at the Japanese base in Djibouti, Nov. 24, 2015. Military members from the U.S. and Djibouti learned about Japan’s location, climate, history, and unique cultural customs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
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