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A man gives a 'thumbs-up' to show his excitement during the 2014 Japanese American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. During the two-day festival, Yokota hosted more than 148,000 attendees. The festival featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and multicultural entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A man gives a 'thumbs-up' to show his excitement during the 2014 Japanese American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. During the two-day festival, Yokota hosted more than 148,000 attendees. The festival featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and multicultural entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A woman holds a sign while giving out hugs during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept 7, 2014. The festival provided the more than 148,000 attendees a chance to see a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and explore cultural ties such as food and live performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A woman holds a sign while giving out hugs during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept 7, 2014. The festival provided the more than 148,000 attendees a chance to see a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and explore cultural ties such as food and live performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A woman finds it hard to hide a smile while enjoying a turkey leg at the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. During the two-day festival, Yokota hosted more than 148,000 attendees. The festival featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and multicultural entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A woman finds it hard to hide a smile while enjoying a turkey leg at the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. During the two-day festival, Yokota hosted more than 148,000 attendees. The festival featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and multicultural entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A boy plays with his father during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. Yokota, with an average populace of 11,000 people, hosted more than 148,000 during the two-day festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A boy plays with his father during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. Yokota, with an average populace of 11,000 people, hosted more than 148,000 during the two-day festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

Friends pose for a photo together during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

Friends pose for a photo together during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A festival goer poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A festival goer poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A man poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival which allowed Japanese citizens and people from other nations to enjoy each other’s culture and learn about U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A man poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival which allowed Japanese citizens and people from other nations to enjoy each other’s culture and learn about U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

Festival goers poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

Festival goers poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A man poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival which allowed Japanese citizens and people from other nations to enjoy each other’s culture and learn about U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A man poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival which allowed Japanese citizens and people from other nations to enjoy each other’s culture and learn about U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A woman wearing a traditional Japanese kimono poses for a photo during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. During the two-day festival, Yokota hosted more than 148,000 attendees. The festival featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and multicultural entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)
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A woman wearing a traditional Japanese kimono poses for a photo during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. During the two-day festival, Yokota hosted more than 148,000 attendees. The festival featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and multicultural entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A man stands in a crowd during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival, which featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and live entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)
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A man stands in a crowd during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival, which featured a variety of U.S. and Japanese military aircraft and offered an array of food booths and live entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

A festival goer poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)
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A festival goer poses for a picture during the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7, 2014. More than 148,000 people attended this year’s festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival brought more than 148,000 people to the base Saturday and Sunday. People from Japan, America and throughout the world attended the airshow. The crowd varied in personality, age and background, but they all came to the festival to experience each other's cultures and to see U.S. and Japanese military capabilities.