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Yokota leaders participate in DoDEA facility groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 11, 2023

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan— Representatives from Yokota Air Base, Department of Defense Education Activity, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Nippo Corporation performed a groundbreaking ceremony for a new DoDEA Pacific East District superintendent office at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1.

The ceremony included a Shinto blessing to purify the site and wish safety on the construction crew, offerings and prayers from the project partners, and a sacred sake rite.