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Big Circle is a Japanese-English bilingual magazine that tells the story of Marines in Okinawa. The magazine covers outreach activities with the local community, the bilateral relationship with Japan Self-Defense Force, and other impacts Marines make on Okinawa. The first issue of the Big Circle was released in 2002 and has since helped bridge the gap between U.S. service members stationed in Okinawa and the Okinawa residents.

Big Circle is an authorized publication of the United States Marine Corps. However, the contents of Big Circle are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the Marine Corps, U.S. Government or Department of Defense. It is published quarterly by the Communication Strategy and Operations, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler.



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