The weather phenomenon called HwangSa -- also referred to as Yellow Sand or Asian Dust -- has been known to engulf cities in South Korea. COURTESY OF U.S. AIR FORCE

Yellow haze: nothing clear about Asian skies

August 18, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Just about the only thing clear about the skies over large parts of South Korea and western Japan each spring and summer is that an unhealthy yellow haze of pollution drifts over from China.

Mountains and the tops of...

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Quiet, homey café brews up the right taste

Restaurant Guide
August 20, 2014

Sunroom Café and Sweets is quietly nestled away on the 81. But that solitude, accompanied by its fresh bakery and delicious coffee, makes the quaint shop one of my top choices for food, drink, and peace.

When you first walk into Sunroom, a...

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The men fukuro is a distinguished owl on display at the Mini Mini Zoo and Zukeran Egg Outlet in Uruma City.

Mini Mini Zoo and Fresh Egg Shop

August 21, 2014

Many of Okinawa’s zoos, animal parks and aquariums can be a lot of fun but most do not lend themselves to brief and spontaneous visits. A small zoo along the city limits between Okinawa City and Uruma City though is perfect for a quick, fun and...

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