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Koku Jieitai, PACAF bands perform at MLB Opening Series

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

A Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) band member plays the french horn during rehearsal before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Hoerber, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia commander, simultaneously conducts Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force band members during a rehearsal before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Forces Band of the Pacifc-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tiffany Buford, 374th Airlift Wing Occupational Safety NCOIC, practices for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) Central Band conductor, Maj. Satoshi Kuchikata simultaneously conducts Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia band members during a rehearsal before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Forces Band of the Pacifc-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

The Oakland Athletics mascot, Stomper, dances on the field during a ceremony for Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Yusuf Neal, 374th Maintenance Squadron Vehicle Control non-commissioned officer in charge, practices for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands perform both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems during a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The bands were accompanied by volunteers from each nation's air force carrying their respective flags. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) members practice for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) members practice for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

(U.S. Air Force  photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)
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A Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) member plays the trombone during rehearsal before Major League Baseball's Japan Opening Series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dominick Marshall, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief practices for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) personnel practice for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dominick Marshall, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief practices for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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A Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) band member plays the flute during rehearsal before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members practice for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stratton, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead productions superintendent, takes a picture of a signed baseball during batting practice before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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A Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) band member plays the saxophone during rehearsal before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai and U.S. Air Forces Band of the Pacifc-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dominick Marshall, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief practices for a ceremony before Major League Baseball's opening series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

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