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U.S. - Japan Alliance Manga Announcement

UNRELEASED | Aug. 2, 2010

YOKOTA, Japan – In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan has developed a Manga Comic entitled "Our Alliance; A Lasting Partnership" to highlight this historical landmark.

The Manga describes the U.S. Japan Alliance and how the U.S. military plays an important role in this relationship. Focusing around the two main characters Arai Anzu, a Japanese girl, and Usa-kun, a boy visiting Japan from the United States, the two explore and learn about the U.S. military in Japan and its role in the U.S. - Japan Alliance.

The Manga is written in the Japanese language only, and will be a four-issue series with the first issue to be available online to the public at noon Wednesday, August 4. The three follow-on issues will become available throughout the rest of the year.

To view or download the Manga online please visit: http://www.usfj.mil/Manga.

-30- RELEASE # 08-02-2010

USFJ Public Affairs Office (J021), Yokota Air Base, Japan

USFJ_Media@USFJ.mil; Phone: (042) 551-5924; Fax: (042) 552-2511, Extension 5-2312




このコミックは日米同盟、そしてこの関係において米軍がどのように重要な役割を担っているか描いています。二人の主要登場人物で日本人の女の子「新居 あんず」とアメリカから日本を訪ねて来た少年「うさクン」に焦点を置きながら、二人が探検し、日本における米軍について、そして日米同盟における役割について学びます。