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Army Japan community

February 4, 2010
VOL. 38, NO. 5

Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

Keeping an eye out

CAMP ZAMA Dylan Courtemanche, a sixth-grader at John O. Arnn Elementary School, controls a radar gun to check the speed of vehicles with assistance from Sgt. Nathan Dillon, assigned to the U.S. Army Japan Military Police Battalion, in front of the main gate of Camp Zama during Groundhog Job Shadow Day Tuesday. All sixth-graders at Arnn participated, with more than 50 volunteers from the community, including Soldiers and civilians. For more on this story, see Page 5.

Camp Zama Tax Center opens today

By Dustin Perry
Torii Editor

CAMP ZAMA The Camp Zama Tax Center opened today and will remain in service for the next four months to meet the tax needs of all eligible community members on or near the installation. The center will offer free tax-preparation services to all Department of Defense ID cardholders through June 15. All seven members of the staff are certified through Internal Revenue Servicesponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

and Tac Counseling for the Elderly courses, said Joe Acfalle, the centers tax adviser. Not only are we certified by the IRS, but we understand a lot of the newest tax rules, said Acfalle. More importantly, there are a lot of military-related tax rules that a commercial tax-preparation office would probably not understand. For example, only active-duty servicemembers are entitled to Earned Income Credit while overseas, added Acfalle. This credit is not available for civilians working overseas, unless they are married to a servicemember.

I am very confident because our team is very bright, and several have prior tax experience, concluded Acfalle. There are a lot of tax credits that are new this year, so I encourage all those eligible to utilize this free service. Other services provided by the tax center include the Camp Zama Post Exchange Tax Desk and scheduled visits to Arnn Elementary School and Sagami General Depot. Thats our goal, to make tax preparation as convenient as possible, said Acfalle. I am confident well be able to not only meet the tax needs of the community, but

exceed them. While walk-ins at the tax center are welcome, customers are encouraged to call or e-mail ahead of time and set up an appointment, said Acfalle. The tax center is located in room CS-109 of Bldg. 101 and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. five days a week, including training holidays and Sergeants Time Training. For more information, call 263-1040 or e-mail Please bring all applicable tax forms, such as W-2 Wage and Tax Statements, and 1099 forms that list miscellaneous income.


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Zama Briefs
Narita Bus Schedule to Undergo Changes
Effective Feb. 1, the schedule for the bus to Narita Airport will change as follows: A bus will leave Bldg. 780 (Army lodging) on Camp Zama at 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; the Camp Zama Community Club at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and the Sagamihara Housing Area bus stop at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A bus will leave Naritas Terminal 1 parking lot at 4 and 7 p.m., delaying departure until 8:30 p.m. for late-arriving manifested passengers.

USAG-J Public Affairs wins 9 awards in regional journalism competition

Torii News Report
USAG-J Public Affairs

DeCA Scholarships
Scholarship applications for the 2010 Scholarships for Military Children Program are available in commissaries worldwide and online through a link at and directly at Dependent, unmarried children, younger than age 21 (age 23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university) of active duty personnel, Reserve, Guard and retired military members, survivors of service members who died while on active duty, or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military may apply for a scholarship. Applicants should prepare to submit an essay. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 17. For more information, stop by the Commissary.

The print and broadcast divisions of the U.S. Army Garrison-Japan Public Affairs Office won a combined nine awards, including best newspaper and TV newscast, when the regional results of an annual Army journalism competition were announced Tuesday. Camp Zamas command publication and TV program, the Torii and USARJ This Week, won first place in the top overall categories Tabloid-Format Newspaper and Local Television Newscast of their respective divisions in the Installation Management-Pacific region of the 2009 Keith L. Ware Awards. The Torii staff also won seven additional awards in individual writing and photography categories. Dustin Perry, the editor, was named the Moss-Holland Civilian Journalist of the Year and won first place in the Sports Article category, second place in the Single or Stand-along Photograph category, and third place in the News Article category. Christopher Bush, the USAG-J deputy public affairs officer, won second place

in both the Feature and Sports article categories. Tetsuo Nakahara, a staff writer, won third place in the Single or Stand-alone Photograph category. I am extremely proud of the hard work that the staffs of both the Torii and USARJ This Week have produced over the last year, said Bush. Every week, both products continue to get better, and I think they will continue to do so. Every day the bar is raised a little more by the exceptional work these folks do here on the USAG-J command information team. There is still a lot of room for improvement, though, added Bush. As [USAG-J Commander] Colonel Perry Helton has continuously stressed, these are the communitys newspaper and TV program and as such, we should continue to provide quality products for our servicemembers, civilian employees, family members and Japanese master labor contractors. The USAG-J broadcast division is comprised of Jim McGee, the broadcast chief; and broadcasters Takashi Matsuda and Daisuke Sato. We felt very proud when we heard the results, and we are happy to be part of the

USARJ team, said McGee. We are happy to represent the command and give USARJ some honor and recognition. I feel that the three of us strive to do our best, and we work long hours to get the job done, added McGee. Since our names are on everything we do, it is important to do the best possible job on every show. The Torii most recently won top honors in the Tabloid-Format category in 2005, while USARJ This Week and its staff of broadcasters won numerous individual and group awards in 2008. The four first-place awards won by USAG-J PAO will move forward to be judged against winners from other regions in the Army-wide Keith L. Ware competition, the judging for which is scheduled to take place next month. Winners at that level are expected to be announced sometime in April. All first-place winners at the Army-wide level will then be forwarded for judging in the Thomas Jefferson Awards Program, which includes top winners from every branch of the U.S. military. TJAP winners are scheduled to be announced in May at an award ceremony held at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md.

DFAC Hours
The Camp Zama Dining Facility has implemented new operating hours. The new hours of operation are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: Breakfast: 7 to 9 a.m.; Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Dinner: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday: Breakfast: 5:30 to 8 a.m.; Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Dinner: 4:30 to 6 p.m. On weekends and holidays, the DFAC will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 5 p.m.

New Customs Forms

Effective Feb. 1, the Post Office will stop accepting PS Form 2976 (customs declaration) dated Jan. 2004, this is the Green Form. All customers will be required to use the new PS Form 2976 dated Sept. 2009. Customers may begin using the new form immediately which are available in the Post Office lobby and continue to use the old form until Jan. 30. Call 263-8587 for more information.

Housing Hours Change

Effective Feb. 1, the Camp Zama Housing Management Divisions new office hours will be as follows: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 4 p.m. Thurs., the hours will be 8 a.m. 12 p.m. Call 263-4503 for more information.

The world is theirs

Photo by Dustin Perry

SAGAMIHARA FAMILY HOUSING AREA The students in Tammy Williams first-grade class at Arnn Elementary School sing together during the finale of their Feast of Nations celebration, held Thursday at the campus. Via computer slideshows they created and edited themselves, the students gave cultural presentations on various countries and U.S. states. Following the presentations, students and their parents were treated to a variety of homemade international cuisine.

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Torii Station hosts cultural seminar

By Lauren Hall
Torii Station Public Affairs

TORII STATION, Okinawa Torii Gym was the site of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs cultural seminar Jan. 22. The seminar consisted of a session on the history of Okinawa and an ancient-style martial arts demonstration, called kobudo, in which Soldiers from Torii Station participated in a hands-on practical exercise. Thank you for having us here today. This is the first time a Ministry of Foreign Affairs cultural seminar has been held at Torii Station, said Kazuhiro Kuno, deputy chief of the Okinawa Liaison Office, MOFA. I think this is a good chance for you to hear something related to Okinawas culture. Ive been told that you have a very good newcomer orientation program. We are assisting your efforts in helping military members, families and civilians learn more about Okinawas history and culture, said Kuno. I want to extend the greatest thanks to Torii Station for allowing us this opportunity today because this is the first seminar conducted at Torii Station. The first part of the seminar was a briefing on Okinawas history and culture, presented by Kazuhiko Kaz Nakamoto, senior archivist for the Okinawa Prefectural Archives. The purpose of this lecture is to build

mutual respect and understanding for each other. It is important for all of us to understand the background of the relationship between you and the local people, said Nakamoto, a post-World War II specialist, whose history lesson included information on the Battle of Okinawa, or the Typhoon of Steel, that began on April 1, 1945 and lasted 90 days during which more than 200,000 Okinawan, Japanese and American lives were lost. Following the history briefing, 72-yearold Masahiro Nakamoto, a 10th-degree black belt master of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Preservation Society, along with three other instructors, gave a demonstration of kobudo, which means the old martial way of Okinawa. Kobudo includes the use of weapons including the rokushakubo, or bo, a sixfoot staff that is the most popular weapon used in kobudo. Other weapons commonly used include nunchakus, or two sticks held together with a chain; a sai, or short dagger; a kama, or sickle; and a shield and spear. The art and beauty of kobudo is not just the practice of kobudo, it is the mind and heart of the person who practices, said Nakamoto, who began practicing kobudo more than 50 years ago. Following the demonstrations by Nakamoto and the other instructors, nearly 50 Soldiers from Torii Station took off their

Photo by Lauren Hall

Masahiro Nakamoto, right, a 72-year-old 10th-degree black belt master, works with another instructor to demonstrate the use of nunchakus and a sai, or short dagger, at a Military of Foreign Affairs cultural event at Torii Station Jan. 22.

shoes and practiced kobudo techniques. Ive practiced taekwondo before, but this is my first time to practice kobudo, said Spc. Jacob Wallace, assigned to the 10th Support Group. The Soldiers were taught defensive

moves, including how to use nunchakus and how to avoid a knife attack. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has planned to conduct several more cultural seminars for Army personnel on Okinawa, Kuno said.

T RII Newspaper
This Army-funded newspaper is an authorized publication for the members of the Army community on mainland Japan in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1. Contents of the TORII are not necessarily the official view of, or endorsement by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or the U.S. Army Garrison Japan command. It is published weekly by the TORII staff of the USAG-J HNR/Public Affairs office, APO, AP 963430054, phone 315-263-5978.

This publication, with a weekly circulation of 2,200, is printed by Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tokyo. All photos are U.S. Army photographs unless otherwise indicated. The newspaper uses military news services including American Forces Press Service and Army News Service. Story and photo submissions not pertaining to commercial advertising may be sent to the USAG-J HNR/PAO TORII Office at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. The TORII Newspaper is distributed every Thursday. Submissions may be e-mailed to the deputy PAO at mil. The Torii editor reserves the right not to publish submissions not in accordance with Army Public Affairs regulations and standard operating procedures. Editorial offices are located in room A-208, Bldg. 102, South Camp Zama, Japan.

Commanding General: Maj. Gen Francis J. Wiercinski USAG-J Commander: Col. Perry Helton USAG-J Public Affairs Officer: Edward H. Roper Deputy Public Affairs Officer: Christopher Bush Editor: Dustin Perry Staff Writer: Tetsuo Nakahara

Community Calender
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promote family time. Free bowling is also offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday with a lunch purchase of $4.50 or more. Pre-paid bowling cards are also available. For more information, call 263-4780.

UpcomingOngoing Events
Post-Combat Stress Support
A special support group to assist those experiencing symptoms of post-combat stress is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the community room at Army Community Services. For more information, call Gary Woods at 263-8091.

Beginners Japanese Class

Beginners Japanese class is available at Army Community Service every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call at 263-8091.

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New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program, a division of the Family Advocacy Program, specializes in assisting and offering services to new and expecting parents. Play Morning, an interactive playgroup for parents and children up to age 6 is held 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Zama Chapel and the same time every second, third and fourth Thursday at SHA CDC. Breast Feeding Support Groups are held on the first Thursday of the month, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at ACS and the third Monday of the month, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at SHA CDC. Baby Bundles is a program that provides information and supplies for new and expecting parents. They are available, along with electric breast pumps, for loan by contacting 263-2382.

Chinese New Year Celebration @ Yokohama China Town, Feb 14-28

Feb 13: Countdown ceremony @ Kaitei Mausoleum & Yokohama Maso Mausoleum in the China Town , Feb 14, 1600-2000: Lion dance performance parade @ the China Town, Feb 20 & 27: @ Yamashita Park, Yokohama 1300-: Dragon dance performance, lion dance performance 1500-: Chinese dance and music performance, Feb 21, 1100:Dragon dance performance, lion dance performance @ Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Feb 21, 1400-:Parade with people dressed in Chinese national costumes, and lion and dragon dance performances @ the China Town, Feb 28, 1730-: Memorial Service Dancing Performance/ Candle Lighting Service @ Kaitei Mausoleum in the China Town

Army Family Action Plan

AFAP is a year-round process. To submit and AFAP issue, log onto and click on Submit an AFAP Community Idea/Concern. Issues can be submitted anonymously and will be sent directly to the AFAP program manager.

USAGJ 2009 NSPA Employee Town Hall

When: Friday, 29 January, Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Place: Camp Zama Community Cultural Center

Cooperative Work Program

What: Co-Op Oral presentation: My sponsor unit When: March 9, Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Place: Camp Zama Community Cultural Center POC: G5 NCOIC Sfc. Eric Rodriguez, 263-2747

CLEP and DANTES Testing

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) testing sessions are held at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, call 263-5379 / 4691 or e-mail To study for the CLEP tests, visit www. To study for the DANTES exams, visit

Outdoor Ice-Skating Rink Art Rink @ Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Now-Feb 28 Traditional Japanese Horseback Archery Demonstration or Yabusame @ Soga Plum Grove, Odawara City, Feb 11 International Orchid Festival 2010 @ Tokyo Dome, Feb 13-21

Free Bowling Thursdays

Zama Bowling Center is open for free bowling from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays to

Zama Child Development Center:263-8081 SHA Child Development Center: 267-6153
Feb. 10: Red and Pink Day Feb. 12: Closed for CYSS In-service Training SHA CDC and SHA Library are starting a Story Time Partnership Program. The exact day of the week is to be determined for more information about the start time call the CDC at 267-6564. Sure Start:Sure Start applications for the 2009/10 school year are now available at Arnn Elementary School. Families whose children will be 4 years old by Sept. 1 and meet some of the eligibility criterion are encouraged to apply. These criterion include: children of low birth rates, child has a parent who was a teenager when the first child was born, child has a parent whose primary language is not English, child has a parent who has not graduated high school, child is in family headed by a single parent or dual military, child in a family with E-1 to E-4 or GS-1 to GS-4 or NSPS pay band 1 or NAF-1 or NAF-2 equivalents take first priority. (E-5 to E-6 or GS 5 to GS 6 or NAF 3-4 take second priority, E-7 to E-9 or GS-7 to GS-9 or NAF 3-4 rank equivalents take third priority). For more information, call the school at 267-6602.

School Age Services: 267-6013

School Age Services (SAS) supplements the school schedule with a wide variety of after school activities for youth from 1st grade through 6th grade.SAS offers care for Before/After school, Hourly care Open Recreation Program, School Day Out and Summer Camp Program. Before/After school with options for before school only or after school only. Each of these options entitles program participants to full day care services during out of school periods, excluding Federal Holidays, during the school year. Additionally, separate SAS Camps were operated during Winter and Spring breaks for those patrons who normally do not require daily before and after school care. During the Summer Month, SAS operated a full day camp option, in eleven, one-week sessions. SaS oPen reCreation ProGram: Parents! Are you looking for programs that your school-aged children can participate in? Children! Are you looking for things that will keep you active and busy outside of the house? If so, then the OPEN RECREATION PROGRAM events are for you! All events guarantee fun! School Age Services is offering open recreation opportunities in the weekday and Saturday afternoons for youth currently enrolled in grades one to six. registration: To register your child or for more information please stop by the CYS Central Enrollment Registry Office in Bldg 533 on Camp Zama, or call 263-4125 or SAS at 267-6013.

Zama American Middle School: 263-4040 Zama American High School: 263-3181
Visit the Web at for information pertaining to Zama American High School.

School Transitions: What Every Parent Should Know

Camp Zama will host a Parent to Parent Workshop that will feature a seminar that focuses on the social and academic impact on school transitions for children of all ages. The workshop will also feature numerous break out sessions that will cover a wide variety of topics. The workshop will be held Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Camp Zama Community Club and then from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at John O. Arnn Elementary. For reservations, call 263-3241.

Child, Youth and School Services: 263-4500

u-turn Program: A new program starting today aims to help the Camp Zama communitys youth succeed academically. The U-turn program is designed for youths to get peer tutoring; get help with college preparation and career exploration; scholarships and financial aid application assistance; and staff and volunteer support. A bus back to SHA and Atsugi will be provided every night at 8 p.m. The U-turn program will be available at the Camp Zama Youth Center every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 8 p.m. For more information, call 263-4500.

John O. Arnn Elementary: 267-6602

Visit the Web at for information pertaining to John O. Arnn Elementary.

Community TORII
February 4, 2010

Arnn students shadow Zama professionals

By tetsuo nakahara
Torii Staff

Several dozen Camp Zama employees had some extra help on Tuesday, thanks to some sixth-grade students from John O. Arnn Elementary School. More than 40 students from Arnn spent the day working alongside employees during the 2010 Groundhog Job Shadow Day. Job Shadow is an academically motivating activity designed to give the students the unique opportunity of an up-close look at the world of work, according the coordinator of the event. What they are really learning is the diversity of work that takes place out there, said Jonathan Delong, the U.S. Army Garrison Japan school liaison officer. This is the perfect year for the students to start thinking about work. This is the sixth year Camp Zama has hosted the Shadow Day and the program is now part of the sixth grade annual curriculum at Arnn. This years Shadow Day kicked off at the Camp Zama Community Club where the anxious students met up with the professionals they would shadow for the day. More than 50 volunteers from 20 different units and directorates at Camp Zama signed up to host a student for the program this year. The Groundhogs were able to see a variety of jobs being performed at places such as the

Japan Engineer District, the Camp Zama veterinary clinic, and even the commander of USAG-J, Col. Perry Helton. It was lots of fun because we got to test out lots of stuff, said Ellie Hoyt, who spent the day shadowing Pfc. Nicole Crays at the Vet Clinic. I chose to shadow a veterinarian because my biggest interest is saving animals. I want to be a veterinarian. Hoyt worked alongside Crays as she inspected various blood, urine, and stool samples under a microscope at the clinic. Dylan Courtemanche spent his time keeping the streets of Camp Zama safe as he shadowed alongside Lt. Col. Richard Felices, commander of the USARJ Military Police Battalion. We used the radar gun to check vehicles speed and we went to see the military working dogs, the MP desk, and the fire department, Courtemanche said. Using the radar gun was the most fun part. I learned that when the fire alarm goes off, they go straight to the place where the emergency is. I chose to be with the MPs because my parents are MPs. I am interested in being an MP. The Groundhog Shadow Day is viewed as a great opportunity for both the teachers and the professionals they work alongside. We are always thankful that the Army community gives us tremendous support, said Arnn guidance counselor Nancy Mc-

Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

(Left), Ellie Hoyt, a sixth grader at John O. Arnn Elementary School studies a microscope test of various samples at the Camp Zama Veterinary Clinic during Groundhog Job Shadow Day Tuesday. Also pictured is Pfc. Nicole Crays who mentored Hoyt for the event.

Donough. We always can use more volunteers because we want to match children with a career they are most interested in. The more volunteers we have, the better we can match the kids. The event also offered a chance for the students to see what happens on an average

day at Camp Zama. This is an excellent program, said USAG-J commander Col. Perry Helton. It provides opportunities for us as adults to take time to be able to give back to our youth and provide a day we can teach, coach and mentor to prepare them to be adults.

Options available for Narita Airport travel

By tetsuo nakahara
Torii Staff

Traveling to and from Tokyos airports can be quite a beguiling experience for members of the Camp Zama community. Narita International Airport, Tokyos major international hub, is more than 90 kilometers away from Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area. For many people in the community, hitching a free ride on the large buses to and from Camp Zama or SHA is the preferred method of travel. As of Feb. 1, after several months of analysis, the U.S. Army Garrison Japan slightly modified the airport bus schedules. Now, the first bus for Narita will leave Building 780 at 8:45 a.m., and then stop at the Camp Zama Community Club at 9 a.m. before departing for SHA. The bus will depart SHA at 9:30 and head for Narita. The second bus for Narita will depart Building 780 at 12:45 p.m. and then head to the CZCC for a 1 p.m. departure for SHA. The afternoon bus will depart SHA at 1:30 p.m. for Narita. For travelers looking to catch the bus from Narita back to the Camp Zama area, a bus will leave Naritas Terminal 1 parking lot at 4 and 7 p.m., although it will delay departure until 8:30 for travelers arriving on delayed flights. For travelers who cannot make either of

the free daytime buses, there are a number of creative alternatives for getting to and from both Narita and Haneda Airports. The Camp Zama Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation Command offers a limousine bus service for community members. For a one-way trip, the cost is $115 to take passengers and their luggage straight to the airport. They also offer a round trip service that will drop passengers off and come up to the airport when they return to Japan. The round-trip service is $175. The FMWRC asks that passengers wanting to book this service give at least two weeks notice so a driver can be contracted. To inquire about the service, call the Outdoor Recreation Center at 263-4671. There are also local off-post shuttle services for Narita and Haneda that are relatively easy and inexpensive. The Kanachu and Keisei companies offer daily shuttles to and from Narita from Sagami Ono Station on the Odakyu Line. Sagami Ono is two stops away from Sobudai-Mae Station (the closest train station to Camp Zama). More than 30 buses a day leave from Sagami Ono for Narita Airport from the north exit of Sagami Ono Station. The buses are clean, safe and equipped with restrooms and plenty of room for luggage. The ride is approximately two hours from Sagami Ono to Narita depending on the traffic. The price for adults is 3,500 yen

Local Shuttle Bus Time Schedule from/to Sagamiono Station

From Sagamiono Sta. to Narita Airport 5:05, 5:35, 6:05, 6:35, 7:25, 8:15, 9:05, 10:05, 11:05, 12:05, 12:55, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25, 15:25, 16:25, 18:15, 19:05 From Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Sagamiono Sta. 7:05, 7:45, 8:25, 9:05, 9:55, 10:55, 11:55, 13:05, 14:15, 15:05, 15:45, 16:25, 17:05, 17:45, 18:25, 19:25, 20:25, 21:05 (From Terminal 1, the bus stops 5minuts after departing Terminal 2.) Ticket: 3,500 yen for adult 1,750 yen for children under the age of 12

and 1,750 yen for children under the age of 12. If you do not speak Japanese, you may want to have a Japanese coworker or friend help you with booking tickets in advance by phone. The number is 0463-21-1212. Travelers can also use Tokyos extensive network of trains to get to and from the airports. For Narita, take the Odakyu Line from Sobudai-Mae Station to Shinjuku Station. The Narita Express Train departs from Shinjuku Station and will take you directly to the terminals at Narita. Taking the train to Narita takes about three hours and costs 3,310 yen. For travelers who are

not encumbered by a lot of luggage, the train is a great option. Tickets may be purchased at Narita Airport or Japan Railway Ticket Offices. The Narita Express has an English website, which includes time tables and other useful information. Go to http:// for more information. Also, Naval Air Facility Atsugi offers one bus daily departing 10:00 a.m. to Narita and 6:30 p.m. from Narita. For more information, call 264-3563. https://www. index.htm.

Classifieds & Movies

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Classified ads not pertaining to commercial profit are free to military personnel, DA Civilians, Family members and MLC/IHA employees. Ads should be 20 words or less with nonworkplace E-mail or phone numbers listed. To submit a classified ad, E-mail tetsuo. However, the Torii Newspaper reserves the right not to publish inappropriate advertisements. Deadline is no later than noon Mondays. Military community classified ads can also be placed for free on a commercial Web site at www. Zama_ARMY_/. authority on force protection policies, plans and operations. Required skills: Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications In-depth knowledge of DoD security policiesSecret Security ClearanceAbility to live/work in Japan (relocation not available, How to apply: Submit resume to and post to requisition 112836 OR contact Linda Avers at anti-Terrorism/force Protection instructors wanted. Positions are available with Firearms Academy of Hawaii, Inc. Duties include instruction of marksmanship, watch standing and tactical team movements. Position location is Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. Marksmanship instructor experience is a must. Tactical team movement experience is desired. Qualified candidates may call Christopher at 243-6171 or send resume to substitute teachers: Zama American High/ Middle School are currently accepting applications for substitute teachers. U.S. citizenship and a high school diploma or GED are required. For more information or any questions, please call 263-4005. Certifies Professional authority in the Women, infants, and Children overseas Program at Camp Zama: Choctaw Archiving Management Services Enterprise has a fulltime job opening for a Certifies Professional Authority in the Women, Infants, and Children Overseas Program at Camp Zama. Position requires a BS in Nutrition, Nursing, or Home Economics. Experience in prenatal, maternal, or infant nutrition is requires. A Registered Dietician or experience in WIC is preferred. Must have a drivers license and be a U.S. citizen. Please email or fax your resume to: Virginia Johnson (fax: 226-9585, email:, phone#: 226-5592. Physical Therapist, intermittent (240 hours): Provides physical therapy service in the areas of physical disabilities, neuromuscular and psychosocial dysfunctions in patients ranging from adolescence to the very elderly. Must have license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. This is a contract positions open to SOFA status applicants. Resumes may be sent to Yoshiyasu. ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at Physical Therapist, intermittent (240 hours): Provides physical therapy service in the areas of physical disabilities, neuromuscular and psychosocial dysfunctions in patients ranging from adolescence to the very elderly. Must have license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. This is a contract positions open to SOFA status applicants. Resumes may be sent to Yoshiyasu. ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at instructor/facilitator: Camp Zama Education Center is looking for a Instructor/Facilitator to conduct daytime Online Academic Skills Course formerly called FAST. Bachelors Degree and Teaching License/Certificate preferred.Will be paid for 240 classroom hours per year. Call 2635055 for more information. instructor/facilitator: Torii Station Education Center is looking for a Instructor/Facilitator to conduct daytime Online Academic Skills Course formerly called FAST. Bachelors Degree and Teaching License/Certificate preferred.Will be paid for classroom hours taught per year.Call 263-5055 for more information.
Part-time english teacher: Pay is 16,000 to work four times per month. Two Mondays from 4 6:10 p.m., one Tuesday from 9 10 p.m. and one Friday from 7 8 p.m. Located 15 minutes driving distance from SHA in Minami-Rinkan area. For more information, E-mail Kaz at Officials: Officials for all intramural sports (flag-football, softball, basketball, & volleyball), aerobic & yoga instructors, fitness trainers and massage therapists. For more information, call 263-4664 / 7980. sports photos: The Torii Newspaper wants to publish your action sports photos for sports of all ages, all seasons. To showcase your team or your childs team, e-mail your digital action sports photos less than two weeks old (with captions) in .jpg format of 3mb or more to tetsuo. esl teacher: Seeking ESL teachers for two conversational group classes. One requires travel to Tama and is very accessible by car. Meeting times are the 1st and 3rd Sat. from 10:30 a.m. noon for one class and Sat. from 3 to 4 p.m. for the second. Pay is 7,500 and 3,000 per hour respectively. Call 090-549-6725 or e-mail

Appropriated Fund (APF) and Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) job announcements and application instructions are available at For questions regarding APF vacancies, please call 263-3608. NAF MWR job announcements and required forms are also available at http:// htm. For questions regarding NAF vacancies, please call 263-5800. Non-appropriated fund Pacific Stars & Stripes job announcements are available online at For more information, call the Job Information Center at 229-3163. Japanese national position vacancies are posted in the Microsoft Exchange public e-mail folders and on the Internet at scripts/jn/cpo/index.asp. Application forms are available on the same site. Selection status can also be checked. For more information, call 263-3325. Child and Youth Program assistant (level 2-4), (CYS, Zama & SHA), CY-1/2, RFT/RPT, $9.58 - $17.09, Open Continuous. Cook (CYs), NA-04, Flex, $10.01, Closes: May 7, 2010 Recreation assistant (lifeguard/Pool operator), RD, NF-02, $9.26, Closes: January 12, 2011 Recreation assistant (lifeguard), RD, Flex, NF-02, $9.29, Closes: January 12, 2011 Hotel desk Clerk (Zama lodging), BD, RFT, $7.25 - $9.00, Closes: June 28, 2010 Management analyst (aBC), NAF Support Service, RFT, NF-4, $34,500 - $40,000, Closes: June 16, 2010 food service Worker (Bowling), BD, Flex, NA-02, $8.77, Closes: June 30, 2010

Vehicles for sale

05 Nissan skyline fairlady 350Z: Nismo body, Dark Met Grey with heated auburn leather Seats, showroom condition no dents/scratches, 20 ,Petrol Luxury Wheels, HKS exhaust system, 4 ,Titanium tips, Drill/Slot Rotors, Power everything, New JCI, DVD, TV, NAV, Mini Disc, 6CD, 64klm; The best looking Z on the streets for, $18,500. Call 090-8517-9568 (2) 04 Yamaha YZf R1: Immaculate Condition, Like New, Met Silver/Drk Grey, Limited color, 13,400klm, Carbon Fiber parts, Garage kept, TOCE Extreme exhaust, Vortex racing sprocket/ gold chain, Double wind screen, Pilot Power 2CT Tires, New JCI, Plus much more $8,800 Call, 090-8517-9568 (2)

ZaCsas east Meets West shop: located behind the dry cleaners on Camp Zama, carries vintage Japanese items and collectibles. Store hours are every Tuesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Profits from the shop go back to the community in scholarships and welfare grants. For additional information please call 263-5533. Stop on by and check it out. The Women, infant, and Children, (WIC) overseas program at Camp Zama offers valuable nutritional information and food subsidizes. For more information, call 263-8960. JaPaNese sPoUse ClUB: Would you like to socialize with other Japanese spouses, learn more about being a military spouse, share your experiences and support with others? If so, please call Meg at 263-8327 or e-mail jsczama@gmail. com for more information.

For sale
100s of Books: Like new/many new. Suspense/ Parnormal/Mystery/Romance $1.50 PB/$2.50 TS/$3-$5 HB. Books on tape $3. Call Kim/ leave message 263-7627.

english teachers: A small off-post home school(about 200 students) near Sagami Depot. First time teachers welcome! Classes available Mon. Thu. 1pm to 9pm (No weekends or Fridays!) Call for details. Derek Partington English School, home 042-756-4483; cell 090-3082-4439 or E-mail: partngtn@jcom.

animal adoption: Dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Camp Zama Veterinary Clinic. For more information, call 263-3875

Other local positions

Position description: Military operations analyst-112836: This position serves as the Antiterrorism Program and Training Manager for the United States Army Japan. Performs force protection surveys and assessments, and assesses force protection policies and systems to ensure that a comprehensive, active viable force protection program exists within subordinate organizations. Serves as the liaison with primary USARJ staff and the Chief of Staff on force protection issues/concerns/ recommendations. Provides advice and guidance to other USARJ staff sections, specialists and subordinate commands to ensure successful integration of work into a comprehensive force protection plan. Develops and implements clearly articulated force protection program requirements for the USARJ headquarters and subordinate commands. Incumbent is the

Movie sCHedUle

aTsUGi Cinema 77
264-3789 Friday 7 p.m...Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13) 99 minutes 9:30 p.m..........................The Book of Eli (R) 119 minutes Saturday 4:30 p.m..........The Princess and the Frog (PG) 97 minutes 7 p.m...Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13) 99 minutes 9:30 p.m......................................Brothers (R) 160 minutes Sunday 3 p.m...............The Princess and the Frog (PG) 97 minutes 5:30 p.m...Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13) 99 minutes 8 p.m.......................................Avatar (PG-13) 150 minutes

Friday 6:30 p.m.........................................Legion (R) 100 9 p.m....................................Ninja Assassin (R) 99 Saturday 6:30 p.m.................................Armored (PG-13) 88 9 p.m..............................................Legion (R) 100 Sunday 3:30 p.m.....................The Blind Side (PG-13) 129 6:30 p.m....................Everybodys Fine (PG-13) 95

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sPoRTs & fiTNess TORII
February 4, 2010

Biggest Loser fitness program accepting applicants until Feb. 12

By dustin Perry
Torii Editor

Your Weekly Dose

H1N1 vaccine
The H1N1 vaccine is available to all personnel on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Immunization Clinic at BG Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic while supplies last. Please call 263-4838.

The application process for Camp Zamas Biggest Loser weight-loss challenge began Monday and will continue through Feb. 16, after which the three-month fitness competition will commence. Participants in the challenge either individual, or as part of a four-person team will receive exercise, nutrition and wellness tips, and can take part in the many physical fitness classes offered at Yano Fitness Center. Prizes will be awarded to the top three people or teams who lose the most weight. Meetings will be held every Thursday, during which contestants must meet with Jane Kupkowski, Camp Zamas fitness coordinator and the organizer of the competition, to conduct weigh-ins and track their progress. Prizes will also be awarded to winners of a team challenge, as well as individual Losers of the Week and Month until April 30, the final day of the program. During the competition Im going to explain to the participants the fundamentals of intensity, sports nutrition, how to get their weight-training program, and not be scared of the weight room, said Kupkowski. Theyre all going to be programmed and given either a beginner, intermediate or advanced program. The winners of the competition will be based both on their total weight loss from the start of the program to the end, and their ending Body Fat Index, with 90 percent and 10 percent of their score being based on the

two results, respectively. Various fitness classes are offered at Yano, including cardio, circuit, high-intensity and core workouts. Contestants must also maintain and submit nutrition and exercise logs during the weekly meeting. I think we all are discouraged in some way in our lives, and I think we all want change, said Kupkowski. I think that is the one thing most people struggle with: the dedication to and fear of change. This program is going to promote not only weight-loss, but overall happiness. Linn Jorgenson, a Camp Zama community member who signed this week for the Biggest Loser, previously met with Kupkowski for tips on personal training. Jorgenson saw an application form for the competition and thought it would help her with her initiative to lose weight. I am a mother of four children, so Ive had to get back into shape and I know how to do it, said Jorgenson. I think the Biggest Loser is just sort of an accountability for what Im doing. Winning the competition is not important to Jorgenson, she said. While Jorgenson would not reveal her goal weight, she did say she hopes to lose at least 25 pounds during the next three months. I actually did not know there were prizes until I read through the packet at home, said Jorgenson. For me, the prize is to live a healthy lifestyle. A maximum of 20 teams and 20 individual competitors will be accepted on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Participants must first complete an exercise questionnaire and

H1N1 reminder for children 6month to 9 years

A second dose of H1N1 is required to ensure immunity for children ages 6 months to 9 years. The doses must be a month apart from the initial H1N1 shot. As with all vaccines, you can be late; just not early.

Suicide Prevention

Photo by Dustin Perry

The USARJ Community has 24/7 access to assistance for suicide prevention by dialing 911 for immediate on-site assistance for those who may hurt themself or someone else, call 263-4127 for medical, behavioral or chaplain advice, or 145 for direct access to Military OneSource. Military OneSource representatives will provide support through advice and counseling to the population previously listed. These services are also available for our USARJ community members in Okinawa.

Shiora Masayoshi performs bent-over rows during circuit training at Yano Fitness Center. Several exercise classes are available for contestants in the Biggest Loser program, which begins Feb. 16.

BG Sams Clinic
BG Sams Clinic will be at reduced operations on 12 & 15 February 2010 in observance of the Training Holiday and Presidents Day. There will not be any appointments. Professional Medical Advice is available by calling 263-4127Dial 911 (119 off-post) if any medical emergencies.

sign a liability waiver. The minimum age required to participate is 18, but applicants cannot be high school students. For more information or to sign up, visit Kupkowski at Yano or call her at 263-5656. When all is said and done, no amount of prizes can replace the fact that youll have more time with your friends and family, live a happier lifestyle, and be able to do a lot more things, said Kupkowski. It is called the Biggest Loser, but you cant lose.

Emergency Numbers

In case of a medical emergency, all cell phone users stationed on mainland U.S. Army Japan installations may program the following number on their speed dial: 046-407-2911. Land line users on all U.S. Army Japan and Garrison installations, including those located outside the Kanagawa Prefecture, may dial 911. SOFA-status members living off-post may dial 119.

Sports Briefs
35 & Over Basketball
The 35 & Over basketball league began Sunday at 3 p.m. at Yano Fitness Center. Games will be held every Sunday at 3 p.m. through March 28. For more information, call 263-7980.

Table Tennis Tournament

There will be a Singles Table Tennis Tournament Saturday, 13 Feb, 0900 at the Yano Fitness Center. All SOFA Status Personnel, Military Retirees, JGSDF, and MLC employees (18 years of age or older and not in high school) within the Camp Zama Community are eligible to participate. There is no fee for this event. Please Register at the Yano Fitness Center Issue Counter by Friday, 12 Feb, 2100. There will be a Mens and Womens division. Awards will be presented to the First and Second Place individuals for each division. Commanders Cup points will be awarded for this event. For more information call 263-4664/7980.

Travel & CulTure

8 February 4, 2010 TORII

Japans Sacred Forest: Ise Shrine

By Tetsuo Nakahara
Torii Staff

As you slowly approach the main Torii gate of the Ise Shrine and view the majestic grandeur of the cedar trees that have encased the shrine for hundreds of years, it is easy to recognize why this site is a must-see for most Japanese people. Ise-jingu, or Ise Shrine, is the largest Shinto shrine in Japan and is located in Mie Prefecture on the Kii Peninsula. The Shrine is arguably the most sacred Shinto site in Japan and has an immense spiritual and cultural significance to the Japanese people. The Japanese call the Shrine, Oise san, and more than six million people pay homage to the site every year. Ise Shrine is composed of two main shrines, Naiku, or inner shrine, is closely connected to Amaterasu Omikami, a major Shinto deity known to be the Guardian of Japan, and Geku, or outer shrine is dedicated to Toyouke Omikami, the Shinto deity responsible for supplying food to Amaterasu Omikami. The shrine hosts more than 1,700 ceremonies each year, including monthly rituals, prayer ceremonies in which worshippers pray for peace and prosperity for Japan and the world, ceremonies to bring good harvests, and other ceremonies. Ise Shrine was founded approximately 2,000 years ago in the 26th year of the reign of Emperor Suinin. The broad path that approaches the shrine is paved with large ballast stones, and lined with aromatic cedar trees. The garden of the shrine is about 93 square meters and it is at the foot of Mt. Kamiji and the beautiful banks of the Isuzu River. There are plenty of opportunities to purchase souvenirs both at the shrine and along the paths that lead to Ise. The main street also features a variety of shops, restaurants, as well as inns and hotels. You can also check out some of the Edo-period buildings and structures along the historic old road to Ise. The Ise area is also known for its food and is very popular among Japanese food lovers. The area is famous for its Matsuzaka Beef, the most prized beef in Japan, and for its lobster, oysters, and abalone. Oysters here are best between Dec. and March. Many local oyster farms feature all-you-can-eat specials that are relatively cheap. Although Ise is not close to the Camp Zama area, it is definitely worth the long trip. Make sure to set some time aside to check out this cultural and natural treasure here in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

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