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Ban on off-base bars during pandemic breathes new life into officers, enlisted clubs


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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Yokota Officers’ Club bar, closed for much of spring and summer at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo, was near capacity on Friday night.

The lounge, which reopened in August, is limited to 50 guests to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. But the crowd suggests there’s plenty of demand for a place to drink on base at a time when most members of the overseas military community are prohibited from visiting bars and nightclubs in the surrounding area. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/ban-on-off-base-bars-during-pandemic-breathes-new-life-into-officers-enlisted-clubs-1.646646

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