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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial

A military contractor discusses his experience visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

Religion in Japan

A culture expert describes religious practices in Japan.

Baby-Naming Around the World

In many countries and cultures, the act of naming a baby is more than just signing a birth certificate: it can involve legal guidelines and cultural celebrations that you may not be aware of in the US.

A YouTube channel preserving the authentic recipes of Italian Grannies

Food is important in every culture.  We all have to eat, and eating connects us socially in ways that permeate every aspect of life.

New Efforts to Train DoD on Culture and Language

The Pentagon’s efforts to provide language and culture training and education continued to expand. Here, we discuss different LREC training options around DoD, as discussed in a recent article for MS&T Magazine.

Bringing a "good luck" flag home

A professor at the Air Force Culture and Language Center discusses her journey with the Obon Society to return a Japanese "good luck" flag. The Obon Society specializes in war reconciliation through the return of personal items taken during WWII.

Ramadan and the World Cup

This year, the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world, coincides with the World Cup. How are athletes able to both observe their faith and remain dedicated, strong athletes at the same time?

Creating Maps for a Crisis

We look at the importance of having accurate maps during global health and humanitarian crises, and what organizations such as Missing Maps are doing in order to create these with the help of local communities and volunteers.

Are you a heritage speaker of a language other than English? Would you like to work in the U.S. federal government?

Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. The English for Heritage Language Speakers program is a recruiting and training pipeline for specialized talent in the U.S.

The legacy of Song Leng Xiong lives on

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This article from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service highlights one National Guardsman's Hmong heritage, and how it shaped his decision to enter the military.