Military Installation Guide
This is brief information on Japan’s Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force Military Installations. You can also find links where you can learn more about the installation’s Community Service Centers, Moral, Welfare and Recreation, Units and much more.
Japan is an island nation located off the east coast of the Asian Continent. Mainland Japan has roughly 4,000 Soldiers, civilians, contractors and family members assigned to different areas, with slightly higher numbers of civilians and contractors than military. Japanese Nationals comprise over half of the work force.
United States Army Camp Zama, Japan
The Camp Zama community is comprised of three main housing areas on mainland Japan: Camp Zama, Sagamihara and Sagami Depot. All three are located in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo. The military community comprises a very small percentage of the prefecture population.
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Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan
Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi is the largest Naval Air Facility in the Pacific. NAF Atsugi is located in the Tokyo area in the Kanagawa Prefecture in Ayase City. NAF Atsugi the place where General Douglas MacArthur first set foot on Japanese soil on his way to attend the formal surrender ceremony.
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Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan
Navy Family Service Center U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan
PSC 476 Box 62 FPO AP 96322-1114
Sasebo is in the northern part of Nagasaki Prefecture on the northwest corner of the island of Kyushu. It is located 900 miles southwest of Tokyo, 110 miles from Korea and about 1 ½ hours north of Nagasaki City. Sasebo has a rich history going back to 1883 when the fishing village did its part for the Imperial Japanese Navy.
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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan
At the eastern end of Yamaguchi Prefecture is Iwakuni. Its southeastern part faces the Inland Sea and its northern part adjoins Otake City in Hiroshima Prefecture. The city is backed by mountains and its front borders the Seto Inland Sea for a distance of some 1.3 kilometers. Iwakuni is located 300 miles West of Osaka and 30 miles from Hiroshima. Tokyo is 600 miles East of Iwakuni.
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Yokota Air Force Base, Japan
Yokota Air Base is on the island of Honshu, Japan, on the Kanto Plain 28 miles northwest of Tokyo at the foothills of the Okutama Mountains. The base is within the boundaries of: Akishima, Fussa, Hamura, Mizuho, Musashi-Murayama, and Tachikawa. Approximately 3,446 of Yokota’s 11,000 population are active duty military.
Learn about Yokota Air Force Base and Yokota Support