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2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival

Japan National Defense Academy member pose for a photo during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival

Japan National Defense Academy members participate in a drill performance during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sep. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival

A visitor poses for a photo while getting his face painted during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Tens of thousands of people attend the festival every year to learn more about the US military and American culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival

U.S. Marines assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, jump from the back of an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Marines conducted the personnel airdrop demonstration during the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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Staff Sgt. Justin Bender, 374th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, is hoisted into a UH-1N Iroquois during a demonstration for the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival gives community members a chance to come onto Yokota to see static aircraft, witness military demonstrations, learn about the capabilities and training done at Yokota and to meet with the service members who work and live on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A U.S. Navy aircrew member conducts post flight procedures on a Navy P-8A Poseidon Sept. 15, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Navy P-8A Poseidon came to Yokota as a static display for the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Spectators wait in line to enter a C-17 Globemaster III during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 17, 2017. In addition to static displays and live music, the festival offered a variety of American and Japanese food items. The festival is designed to bolster the bi-lateral relationship shared by the United States and Japan. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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Marines with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, parachute from a C-130J Super Hercules as practice for a demonstration during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 14, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival gives community members a chance to come onto Yokota to see static aircraft, witness military demonstrations, learn about the capabilities and training done at Yokota and to meet with the US and Japan Self-Defense Force members who work and live on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival

Marines with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, parachute as practice for a demonstration during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 14, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival gives community members a chance to come onto Yokota to see static aircraft, witness military demonstrations, learn about the capabilities and training done at Yokota and to meet with the US and Japan Self-Defense Force members who work and live on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Japan Air Self-Defense members work with U.S. Air Force to load low-cost low altitude bundles for an airdrop demonstration during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 15, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival gives community members a chance to come onto Yokota to see static aircraft, witness military demonstrations, learn about the capabilities and training done at Yokota and to meet with the service members who work and live on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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U.S. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 aircrew pose for photo in front of Sikorsky CH-53 Super Stallion Sept. 15, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The HMH 462 Marine aircrew brought the CH-53 to Yokota as a static display for the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Spectators wait in line to enter a C-130J Super Hercules during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 17, 2017. This is the first time that Yokota's new C-130J was displayed during the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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An Airman with the 17th Special Operations Squadron poses for a photo during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 17, 2017. The festival was an opportunity for visitors to experience American culture, while strengthening the bonds between Yokota and the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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Ryosuke Sato and Capt. Brendan Kerr, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130H navigator, pose for a photo on a C-130 Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 17, 2017, during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival. Sato said that he truly enjoys seeing the inside of the aircraft. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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A young woman dances in the rain under the spotlight on the Yokota Air Base flightline, Sept 17 during the 2017 Friendship Festival. The festival is held every year in the spirit of fostering a stronger bond between the U.S. base and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

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Community members enjoy the festivities on the Yokota Air Base flightline in spite of Typhoon Talim's efforts to cancel the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 17. The festival is a long-standing tradition in the spirit of fostering a stronger bond between the U.S. base and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

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Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, participates in a Japan-U.S. Bon Dance, a traditional Japanese folk dance, during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival also included live performances from bands, aerial demonstrations, static displays and military working dog demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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A festivalgoer takes a picture of a C-130J Super Hercules during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival also included live performances from bands, dances, aerial and military working dog demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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A father and daughter dance in the rain during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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A dad walks his daughter around the Yokota Air Base flightline, Sept. 17 during the 2017 Friendship Festival. The daughter's face switched from uncomfortable to delighted and back again within the span of a few minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

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Festivalgoers take shelter from the rain under the Hanger15 during the 2017 Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept.17, 2017. The two-day event features bands, aircraft displays, food vendors and other performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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A festivalgoer takes a photo in the rain during the 2017 Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept.17, 2017. The festival had various vehicle and airplane static displays for attendees to explore. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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Airmen with the 374th Security Forces Squadron, pose for photo with event goers during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival gives community members a chance to come onto Yokota to see static aircraft, witness military demonstrations, learn about the capabilities and training done at Yokota and to meet with the service members who work and live on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A member of Team Yokota dances outside a booth in the rain during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival was an opportunity for visitors to experience American culture, while strengthening the bonds between Yokota and the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Young visitors pose for a photo with U.S. Marines during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival allowed visitors to interact with aircrew and receive a first-hand view of what it's like inside of Japan Air Self-Defense Force and American aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A member of the Yokota Nishitama Eisa Daiko group perform during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 17, 2017. The event also included live performances from bands, dances, aerial demonstrations, static displays and military working dog demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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Base visitors view the inside of a C-130J Super Hercules during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 17, 2017. The festival is held annually and offers the US military on base a chance to share their work and culture with their off-base neighbors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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U.S. Marines assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, jump from the back of an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, above Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Marines conducted the personnel airdrop demonstration during the festival. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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U.S. Marines assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, jump from the back of an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, above Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Marines conducted the personnel airdrop demonstration during the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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A Marine jumpmaster assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, looks out the back of an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules to ensure Marines paratroopers can safely exit the aircraft during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, above Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Marines conducted the personnel airdrop demonstration during the festival. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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Tech. Sgt. Dustin Sheffield, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N special mission aviator, performs a visual confirmation above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017, during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival. The 459th AS demonstrated their rescue capabilities to festival-goers. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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Japanese visitors fill the street in front of the entrance to the flightline during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival not only provided Yokota's neighbors a taste of American fun, but also served to strengthen ties between Yokota and the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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Visitors crow the flightline during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival not only provided Yokota's neighbors a taste of American fun, but also served to strengthen ties between Yokota and the local communities. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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Senior Airman Alexander Lauher, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 loadmaster, lifts a heavy chain during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival not only provided Yokota's neighbors a taste of American fun, but also served to strengthen ties between Yokota and the local communities. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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A child carries a 25-kilogram chain, used for tying down heavy equipment, during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival not only provided Yokota's neighbors a taste of American fun, but also served to strengthen ties between Yokota and the local communities. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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UH-1N crew members with the 459th Airlift Squadron talk the flightline during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The 459th AS demonstrated their rescue capabilities to festival-goers. Yokota welcomed approximately 75,000 visitors to the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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As the first day of the 2017 Friendship Festival winds down, visitors make their final trips to the food vendors scattered about the Yokota Air Base flightline, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival is held every year in the spirit of fostering a stronger bond between the U.S. base and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

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374th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department firefighters don their gear on community members for photos as part of the 2017 Freindship Festival, Sept 16 on the Yokota Air Base flightline. The festival is held every year in the spirit of fostering a stronger bond between the U.S. base and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

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A rock band performs on-stage during the first day of the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept 16. The festival is held every year in the spirit of fostering a stronger bond between the U.S. base and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

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Community members take pictures and watch the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific perform in a hangar on the Yokota Air Base flightline, as part of the Friendship Festival 2017, Sept 16. The festival is held every year in the spirit of fostering a stronger bond between the U.S. base and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

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A young festivalgoer plays with a toy plane during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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Staff Sgt. Joanne Griffin, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific vocalist, performs during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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A C-130J Super Hercules takes off to demonstrate a personnel drop, during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. This is the first time that Yokota has been able to display the airlift capabilities of their C-130J aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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The audience sings along as a band play’s a cover of “You Gave Love A Bad Name,” by Bon Jovi, during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival included more than 30 performances across two stages and included musical styles ranging from Rock and Jazz, to traditional Japanese music and dance performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A guitarist plays the solo of “You Gave Love A Bad Name,” by Bon Jovi, during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival included more than 30 performances across two stages and included musical styles ranging from Rock and Jazz, to traditional Japanese music and dance performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line while visitors take shelter from the rain under its wings during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival allowed visitors to interact with aircrew and receive a first-hand view of what it's like inside of Japan Air Self-Defense Force and American aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A young visitor takes his ice cream cone during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival hosted food vendors, static aircraft displays, live entertainment, and military and government demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A couple walks arm-in-arm through the rain on the flight line during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival hosted food vendors, static aircraft displays, live entertainment and military and government demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Staff Sgt. Justin Bender, 374th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, prepares a simulated victim for helicopter transport during a demonstration for the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival gives community members a chance to come onto Yokota to see static aircraft, witness military demonstrations, learn about the capabilities and training done at Yokota and to meet with the service members who work and live on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A crowd of visitors walk on the flight line during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Tens of thousands of people attend the festival every year to learn more about the US military and American culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquois pilot performs pre-flight checks before an emergency evacuation demonstration during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS demonstrated their airlift capabilities to a crowd of tens of thousands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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The Japan Air Self-Defense Force aerobatic demonstration team Blue Impulse performs a fly-over during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival gives community members a chance to come onto Yokota to see static aircraft, witness military demonstrations, learn about the capabilities and training done at Yokota and to meet with the US and Japan Self-Defense Force members who work and live on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Lieutenant General Jerry P. Martinez, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, greets visitors to the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival before the gates open, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Tens of thousands of people attend the festival every year to learn more about the US military and American culture is a chance to increase the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130H Hercules drops a low-cost, low-altitude bundle during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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Staff Sgt. Preston Castillo, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron crew chief, right, Senior Airman Trevor Knoroski, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter and Sparky the fire dog pose for a picture with visitors during the 2017 Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sep. 16, 2017. The festival was an opportunity for visitors to experience American culture, while strengthening the bonds between Yokota and the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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Festivalgoers watch a personnel airdrop demonstration during the 2017 Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sep. 16, 2017. The demonstration was one of many events during the weekend that showcased U.S. military capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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Staff Sgt. Terrell Beasley, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires simulated rounds during the 2017 Friendship Festival K-9 demonstration at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sep. 16, 2017. The K-9 demonstration was one of many events during the day that showcased Air Force capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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A Military working dogs show their take-down technique to a crowd during the 2017 Friendship Festival K-9 demonstration at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sep. 16, 2017. The K-9 demonstration was one of many events during the day that showcased Air Force capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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Japan National Defense Academy members participate in a drill performance during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival was an opportunity for visitors to experience American culture, while strengthening the bonds between Yokota and the local communities.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

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Tech. Sgt. David Jacobs, 459th Airlift Squadron special missions aviator, informs a festival attendee about the training purpose of the manikin prior to a hoist training scenario taking place during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival was an opportunity for visitors to experience American culture, while strengthening the bonds between Yokota and the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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A child tosses a bean bag towards a corn hole board during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival also hosted food vendors, static aircraft displays, aerial demonstrations, and live entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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Staff Sgt. Justin Bender, 374th Operations Support Group survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, waits for a personnel basket to place a manikin into during a hoist training scenario at the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The festival was an opportunity for Yokota to showcase some of its aerial capabilities while allowing visitors to enjoy live entertainment and view static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, talks to local people who attended the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

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Staff Sgt. Duane Mitchell, 374th Maintenance Squadron transient alert maintenance craftsman, gives thumbs up to pilots to signal that the aircraft is in the right parking spot Sept. 15, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival allowed visitors to interact with aircrew and receive a first-hand view of what it's like inside of Japan Air Self-Defense Force and American aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Members of the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron carry an electrical cable onto the flight line for the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 13, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival hosted food vendors, static aircraft displays, live entertainment, and military and government demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Members of the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron prepare a grounding cable for a temporary electrical grid for the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 14, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Tens of thousands of people attend the festival every year to learn more about the US military and American culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Members of Team Yokota set up a tent for the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 14, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival hosted food vendors, static aircraft displays, live entertainment, and military and government demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Senior Airman Steven Bragmann, 374th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, watches an entry control point during the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Bragmann worked as a security forces augmentee during the event. (Airman 1st Class Kevin West)

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Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, greets visitors of the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Friendship Festival is a two-day event where Yokota opens its gates to the local Japanese community. (Airman 1st Class Kevin West)

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An Airman from the 374th Security Forces Squadron poses with a visitor of the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival is designed to bolster the bilateral relationship shared between the United States and Japan. (Airman 1st Class Kevin West)

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Visitors of the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival look on during a low-cost, low-altitude bundle drop Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival hosted food vendors, static aircraft displays, live entertainment and military and government demonstrations. (Airman 1st Class Kevin West)

2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival
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Visitors of the 2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival tour a C-130J Super Hercules Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The festival allowed visitors to interact with aircrew and receive a first-hand view of what it's like inside of Japan Air Self-Defense Force and American aircraft. (Airman 1st Class Kevin West)

2017 Japanese-American Friendship Festival
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Japan National Defense Academy members participate in a drill performance during the 2017 Friendship Festival, Sept. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Friendship Festival is a two-day bilateral event aimed at enhancing the United States and Japanese relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

Yokota Air Base, Japan --