Gentle cycling on the Shimanami Kaido. Photo courtesy of Rod Walters

The Shimanami Kaido

Travel
July 21, 2014

Setouchi Shimanami Kaido, officially called the Nishiseto Expressway is a highway which connects the six islands between Imabari in Ehime and Onomichi in Hiroshima with nine spectacular bridges. The route is about 60 km long. The most unusual...

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It is less than one minute to walk to the beach at the Southern Cross Hotel in Aharen Tokashiki-son Island Okinawa

Go to Southern Cross on Aharen for a nice stay

Travel
July 21, 2014

The Southern Cross refuses to be typecast. Is it a home stay, a youth hostel, a bed and breakfast, ryokan or beach front resort? It is all of them and yet none of them at the same time.

The owner Mr. Miyahira is a legend in his own...

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Naval Criminal Investigative Service

NCIS investigating negligent shooting that injured 4 troops on Okinawa

News
July 23, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is probing a shooting that injured four U.S. servicemembers at Camp Schwab in northeast Okinawa, officials said.

No major injuries were reported, and all four are in...

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