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How Did the Leisure Times Begin?

We’re on a quest to learn more about our beginning. We talked with Lead Designer, Wakouko Sato this month to learn more. Wakouko has been working in FSS Marketing & Publicity for 30 years and has designed some of the very first Leisure Times. She helped us dig into our archives and find out more.

40 Years in the Making

The Leisure Times began printing more than 40 years ago and was originally newspaper-style. Later, the magazine was printed on A4 size paper. The inside pages were black and white, with a semi-glossed color cover. Sizing and preference of the magazine was based on materials and budget available, and FSS commander preferences. Printing through the years was sustained through wartime, thousands of policy and personnel changes and the evolution of our FSS facilities to how you know them today.

1997 Leisure Times

What were we doing in the Leisure Times this month in 1997? Talking about the 50th Anniversary of the Air Force. The Art Contest also had its 50th Anniversary, where Russel Samson took first place with his drawing of the Tohoku Enlisted Club. ITT was selling tickets to the Hirosaki Chrysanthemum Festival and the Club had Jazz and Dominoes in their Aomori Lounge on Sunday nights.

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Nifty Facts

We have archives of Leisure Times dated back to 1997. Pick a year from 1997–now and we’ll search the archives to send you a fun fact.

Dig Deep

Send your year, questions or information you might know about the Leisure Times or FSS over the years to misawa.marketing@gmail.com.

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