A group of Soldiers got to visit Japan after their deployed exercise to the nation ended.
“It’s a good time for Soldiers because the Japanese culture is very different from the USA,” said Sgt. 1st Class Kiyome Yoshida…
As many Americans find out when they travel to foreign lands, exposure to foreign culture is often, by definition, exposure to that culture’s religion:
While in Kyoto they were given the opportunity to explore Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple as well as the shops and restaurants among the scenic winding streets of Kyoto.
Exposure to, and understanding of, religion is a virtue, particularly in a globally-deployed military. Fortunately, the US military generally places a high value on religious liberty, encouraging troops to practice their own faiths and, as shown here, to learn about others’.