Japanese delegates share with Buckley Airmen

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Col. Robert Riegel, 460th Space Wing vice commander, enjoys a laugh with Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Toshimichi Nagaiwa, Nagaiwa Assoicates president and CISCO Systems G.K. senior advisor, during the Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan event Dec. 1, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The two men both spoke during the event and each highlighted the importance of a strong alliance between the United States and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski)

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Col. Robert Riegel, 460th Space Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Denton, 460th Medical Group command chief, stand alongside members from the Japanese delegation Dec. 1, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The delegation from Japan spoke on the importance an alliance with the United States is and highlighted similarities between the two countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)

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Ken Shimanouchi, former Japanese Ambassador, speaks about his experiences as a Japanese ambassador to both Spain and Brazil Dec. 1, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Shimanouchi along with a host of other representatives from Japan travel around the U.S. speaking the alliance between the United States and Japan is for Pacific region peace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski)

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Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Toshimichi Nagaiwa, Nagaiwa Associates president and CISCO Systems G.K. senior advisor, speaks about the relationship Japan and the United States share Dec. 1, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Nagaiwa was a fighter pilot in the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and believes a strong alliance between Japan and the United States is needed in the Pacific in order to counter new threats to the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski)

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