U.S. Forces Japan service members visit the Japanese Diet, prior to a session with that included Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera. The visit was part of an orientation for U.S. Forces Japan military officers to Japanese government, politics and culture by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The MOFA orientation program builds greater understanding of Japan by developing relationships between officials and service members, and by further strengthening the cooperative government and military aspects of the U.S.-Japan Alliance.