Lt. Col. Sarah Hall, I Corps, is handed a bowl of tea as part a traditional tea ceremony presented to the soldiers of I Corps and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Northern Army, The two groups had spent the morning helping clean up around the city of Chitose, Japan, Dec. 4 as part of the bilateral cooperative exercise, Yama Sukara 65. Following the clean up the group was treated to a tea ceremony and shown how rice cakes are made. I Corps and the JGSDF will conduct a 5-day bi-lateral military simulation exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose located on the northern island of Hokkaido. This is another significant step for U.S. military’s “Rebalance to the Pacific.” (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Chapman, 5th MPAD)
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