Posted on Sep 6, 2014
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Who has been stationed in Japan? What was the most challenging part of living there? Is it retirement friendly for Americans?
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I am currently in Okinawa....I would say the most challenging thing is the language. I would say at here on the island it seems pretty retirement friendly, there seems to be a lot of Americans who have stayed here. It is extremely humid in the summer, but this time of year is just great!
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Haven't been there yet, but just got back from mainland and it is getting colder there.
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SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
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,,,,,cause it's snowing in Hokkaido!
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SSG Maurice P.
SSG Maurice P.
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2 of my 3 sons were born on Okinawa...
Camp Lester Naval Hospital...
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PV2 Eric Szabo
PV2 Eric Szabo
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LOL we had a quick snow here in Rhode Island due to this Arctic Blast!! and it has smelled like snow for a few days now!!!
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PO1 Master-at-Arms
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Okinawa! 3 years there. Hot and humid. Great food, superb customer service. Just please, please, don't do anything stupid!
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PO1 Master-at-Arms
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Are you seriously planning to go there SFC Mark Merino ? Permanently move?
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SN Kevin Townsend
SN Kevin Townsend
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Was in Atsugi for 4 years
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SGT Steve Vincent
SGT Steve Vincent
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Japan is nice. I was only there for about a day and a half, so I can't really speak to anything other than I had fun while I was there. South Korea is pretty awesome, though, and it has quite a large retired military community. Pretty much all of them work for AAFES, and make a good living. Good luck!
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Sgt Packy Flickinger
Sgt Packy Flickinger
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Oh hell ya!!! The food. NEVER had a bad experience. Open the menu and point to something I can't read and be surprised. Althoug the bigger towns had mock food displays in the windows. Just walk the waitress out and point to what looks good.
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SFC Mark Merino
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Early-mid March! We are going to go AMC to Misawa! Can't wait! I'm not leaving till I hook up with my brother CPT (Join to see) and get some good RallyPoint worthy pictures. RallyPoint sake call TBD!
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PO2 Steven Erickson
PO2 Steven Erickson
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SFC Mark Merino
You'll never get me there. Not with the latest NSA intel having been released...
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SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
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I knew it!
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SFC Mark Merino just got back from Okinawa. The peace museum is definitely a must see.
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PO1 Glenn Boucher
PO1 Glenn Boucher
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I went TAD to Misawa and it was pretty decent, nice and quiet, most of the noise, like Atsugi is from the aircraft flying from the base.
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