U.S., Japan forces strengthen cultural ties through music
By Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson, 374th Airlift Wing
/ Published June 08, 2017
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan --
The Joint Big Band made up of 20 members of Japanese and U.S. forces, from across five different bands: the Tokyo Band Sea Legs, Japan Air Self Defense Force Central Band, U.S. Army Japan Band Camp Zama, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Band and the U.S. Air Force Band of the perform during the Joint Big Band concert at the Japanese Ministry of Defense, Tokyo, Japan, June 7, 2017.
The concert marked the first time five separate bands from Japan and U.S. forces have come together as one. By highlighting the strong alliance and friendship shared between the Japanese and U.S. forces, the concert demonstrated how music can help strengthen cultural ties.