Yokota hosts U.S., Japanese students for education exchange Published March 9, 2023 By 1st Lt. Danny Rangel 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 374th Airlift Wing partnered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific East to host a Youth Exchange Program workshop at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 4-5. U.S. and Japanese students gathered at Yokota High School to work on collaborative projects meant to promote mutual understanding and build problem-solving skills. Over 30 students participated in the event, which culminated in developing designs for a local community mascot demonstrating the friendship between the U.S. and Japan. Distinguished visitors from Yokota AB, MOFA and DoDEA Pacific evaluated the student projects and presented certificates of appreciation during a closing ceremony. Military installations across Japan have hosted seven Youth Exchange Program events since September 2022, bringing U.S. and Japanese students together for interactive exchanges since its inception in 2020.