Community News Briefs

By U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public AffairsMay 23, 2023

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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 


‘Teens Take Over’ Book Trivia

The teens are taking over the Zama Library May 25 at 3:30 pm! Get in on the action as Camp Zama youth compete for prizes in book trivia and other activities.

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Internship Program for Host-Nation College Students

U.S. Army Garrison Japan is offering a four-week-long internship program for host-nation college students at Camp Zama and Kure Pier 6 from Aug. 7 to Sept. 1.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning more about what it’s like to work in an international workplace, while also developing beneficial career skills.

Students will have the unique opportunity to work alongside Soldiers, civilians and Japanese personnel, while experiencing native English conversation and American culture.

The program offers a wide variety of positions, that will allow participants to deepen their understanding of "work" through on-the-job experiences, field trips, group work, presentations and more.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this program, please check out the QR code for full details and available positions or visit

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Opening Day for SHA Outdoor Pool

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Free Rice-Planting Event With Zama International Association

The Zama International Association and Kizuna International are hosting a free rice-planting event May 28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Iriya Pool, a short drive from Camp Zama.

The capacity for this event is 50 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This event is intended for non-Japanese nationals living or working in Zama City.

Recommended attire is shorts and T-shirts, and it is recommended to bring towels, hats, face masks, flip flops, rain coats (for rainy weather), and something to drink.

**How to Apply**

- Visit the Office of Zama International Association (Address: 2-2887-2 Zama, Zama City) Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

- Or call the office at 046-251-9000

- Or email them at

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Memorial Day Observance

U.S. Army Garrison Japan will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 29, in Camp Zama’s Bldg. 505, near the chapel.

Please join us as we remember and honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country throughout our nation’s history. This is our chance to honor the memory and sacrifices of the fallen.

Parking at Bldg. 505 is limited, so attendees are requested to park in the chapel parking lot, or across the street in the Community Recreation Center parking lot.

DoDEA Pacific Conditional Enrollment

Starting June 1, DoDEA Pacific high schools will begin offering conditional enrollment to military-connected students entering grades 9 through 12 who will be moving to Japan, Okinawa, Korea or Guam due to Permanent Change of Station orders. Conditional enrollment allows students to select courses and build a class schedule prior to arrival in the Pacific!

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Summer Bowling Pass at Zama Bowling Center

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Zama Libraries Summer Reading Program

“Find Your Voice!” is this year’s theme for the 2023 Zama Libraries Summer Reading Program. Open to all ages! Online registration starts June 10. Call 263-3517 or 046-407-3517 for more information.

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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.

New Parent Support Program

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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