U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford.

SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 8, 2011) – Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Tywan Ballard hands out Manga comic books to children attending the 62nd Annual Sapporo Snow Festival. Ballard and other members of the Misawa Navy Snow Team are in Sapporo representing their commands at Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan. This is the 28th year the base sent a team to the northern Japanese city to create a snow sculpture and interact with the local populace. The Mangas commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford/Released)

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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