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A paddleboarder heads out with his dog at Waikiki Beach. (Brian J. Cantwell/The Seattle Times/TNS)

Waikiki offers fun for young and old(er)

Travel
February 24, 2017

If you consider yourself a traveler rather than a tourist, you might tend to avoid Waikiki Beach. It’s too commercial. Overcrowded.

Okinawa's kitchen: What's cooking at the island's biggest food market?

Travel
February 24, 2017

To stroll the bustling maze of tiny stalls in Makishi Kosetsu Ichiba food market is to embrace Okinawa’s food culture.

Need some luck? Let's hit a Power Spot!

News
February 24, 2017

Everyone is looking for an edge. In Japan, folks depend on “Power Spots” that are believed to cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate one’s mind and soul.

A gallery room of The Okinawa Gallery of Culture and History is conveniently located in a shopping arcade near Kadena Air Base's Gate 2. Chiyomi Sumida/Stars and Stripes
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Okinawa: Gallery reflects U.S. military presence in the ’50s through the ’70s

Travel
February 21, 2017

A history gallery in Okinawa City connects visitors with American servicemembers who once lived on the island and underwent the difficult times of post-World War II and the...

Tourists visit an altar at Sefa-Utaki, on Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 21, 2015. Sefa-Utaki, one of Okinawa’s most significant religious sites, provides a great day trip for those looking to explore the island. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tim Flack)

Explore Okinawa’s sacred Sefa-Utaki site

Base Info
February 21, 2016

KADENA AIR BASE - During a recent off-base adventure, I decided to visit Sefa-Utaki, one of Okinawa's most significant religious sites.

Hey! Get off base and check out these festivities on Okinawa!

Base Info
February 25, 2017

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up , so get off base and check them out! (This was updated Feb. 25)