The Japanese government has released a new video titled “ Friends of Japan: Long Lasting Friendship with U.S. Forces ” that features the Japan-U.S. Military Program and celebrates the bonds created between U.S. Forces Japan service members and Japanese communities. As the video highlights, service members often say the friendships they formed with Japanese residents are the highlight of their tour. “The best thing about Japan is the people, the respect they give, and their culture,” says YN2 Kevin Sharadin.