US Uses Farmers’ Markets to Foster Bonds at Bases in Japan | Policy

TOKYO (AP) — As the United States and Japan strengthen their military alliance, they have turned to farmers’ markets to foster friendlier ties between U.S. military bases and their Japanese neighbors.

About 20 farmers and vendors from Okinawa came to Camp Hansen, a Marine Corps base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, on Sunday, bringing spinach, pineapples, large lemons and lemons. other locally grown fresh vegetables and fruits that the U.S. Embassy says have attracted hundreds of customers. .

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