Happy 38th Birthday, Space Battleship Yamato!

Thirty-eight years ago, October 6, 1974, Space Battleship Yamato began its maiden voyage on Japanese television.

2012 is also the 40th anniversary of Okinawa’s Reversion to Japan.  On May 12, the event was celebrated in Okinawa Civic Hall, at which the USMC III MEF Band played the theme to Yamato.