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History flourishes at Irifuneyama Park in Kure, Hiroshima

Nostalgic, beautiful and even whimsical were the three words that came to mind as I passed under the gate topped with a wrought-iron arch and...
Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Fly a plane without leaving the ground on Okinawa

Many people dream of flying. But giving it a try inside a real cockpit takes a giant leap of faith. Not to mention endless hours of training....

Illuminations make holiday cheer easy to find on tropical Okinawa

It might seem like a challenge to get into the holiday spirit on Okinawa, as the island’s subtropical climate makes the winter feel less like a...

5 things that make Okinawa outshine the rest

For a mere freckle on the map, Okinawa enjoys enormous popularity. And despite the land and people being grossly burdened by decades of conflict...

My travel essentials for a long-haul flight

As an expat living overseas, I have done my fair share of long-haul flights and after years of trial and error, I developed a pretty neat list of...

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Night lights to brighten the season on Okinawa

Don’t let the sub-tropical island temperatures fool you. Okinawa can get into the holiday spirit despite the lack of snow and wintery weather....

Hakuba Valley a skier’s paradise

Interested in hitting the slopes in Japan this season? Before you do, check out this guide which has everything you need to know for planning...
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Top ways air travel is changing for passengers

At any given time, up to 5,000 aircraft are in American skies. Ten million passenger flights took place in 2016. The “Golden Age” of air travel...
Photo by Mark Asao

Fuji, Hakone tour a must: Experience the breathtaking views

On our recent visit back to Tokyo, one of the items on top of our list was to take a tour of Mount Fuji. We attempted to see Mount Fuji on our own...

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Distillery tours in Okinawa

Several awamori distillers allow visitors to tour their facilities for free. Visit one and take a closer look at the art of distilling awamori....

Photos by David Krigbaum

The greatest competition comes to Sasebo

I have achieved a dream, three years in the making. On Dec. 1, I participated in a competition greater than the Olympics, Daytona 500 and Army/...

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