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The following news briefs are provided to help keep our community informed about what’s happening on our U.S. Army Garrison Japan installations.

To submit your information for publication, email full details (who, what, when, where, why and how, along with contact information) to usag.japan@gmail.com.


Zama Shrine Walking Tour

Army Community Service will be offering a walking tour of the nearby Zama shrine March 3. It will begin at 10 a.m., with the starting point being the Community Recreation Center.

The Zama shrine is just a short 10-minute walk from the Camp Zama main gate, and to enter the shrine, visitors must walk up a set of 77 steps. In observance of what’s known as “Girl’s Day” in Japan, the shrine decorates those steps with hundreds of traditional Japanese Hina dolls.

The walking tour is free and open to everyone in the community. Call ACS at 263-5127 or 046-407-4357 from your cellphone for more information.

Zama International Association Multicultural Festival
The Zama International Association will host its annual Multicultural Festival March 5 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Sunny Place Zama, located next to Zama City Hall.

Runaway June Concert

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Cherry Blossom Festival

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Rokin ATM Near Gate 1 to Be Removed

The Rokin ATM located next to the JED parking lot near Gate 1 is scheduled to be removed.

Service at the ATM will end March 31, and the machine will be removed

between April and June.

Hawaiian Festival

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No-Drone Zone

All U.S. Army in Japan installations are “no-drone zones,” meaning all drone usage is prohibited. That includes the very popular toy drones.

Also be advised that Japan has strict drone usage laws and if you intend to fly one off post, you should ensure you understand those laws.

Time Change for Booking Space-Available Appointments

The BG Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic recently changed the time for space-available patients to call for scheduling a same-day appointment. The time has changed from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m., and calls can be made to DSN 262-4175 or 046-407-4175.

Additional information on space-available care can be found at https://bg-crawford.tricare.mil/Getting-Care/Space-Available-Care.

Pfizer Vaccine Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

MEDDAC-J now offers the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Appointments are available on Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. To schedule an appointment, please use this website: https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/.