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Exploring Okinawa's magical Miyako Island

When you first sink your toes into the white sand and gaze out onto the turquoise waters of Miyakojima, you’ll forget entirely that you’re in...

10 Best Ways to ​Handle ​Travel Challenges​​ Like A Pro​

More often than not, we tend to bring back home the fondest memories of our vacations and travel experiences. However, the truth is, there are...
Nagasaki City’s Mitsubishi Sumiyoshi Tunnel Arms Factory manufactured aircraft torpedoes in the final days of World War II and was witness to the horrors of the atomic bombing on Aug. 9. 1945.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

Nagasaki Tunnel Arms Factory became a refuge for victims of the world’s second atomic bombing

History can be found anywhere if one looks close enough — including under the road you’re driving on.

Nagasaki City’s Mitsubishi Sumiyoshi...

Whether selling or buying, Okinawa recycle shop a real bargain

Selling your old stuff and shopping for bargains is a one-stop shop on Okinawa. Manga Souko, a recycling store with three locations on the island...

All Japan Pro Wrestling 'Super Power Series' May 14

All Japan Pro Wrestling, a professional wrestling organization, is coming to Koza Music Town near Gate 2 of Kadena Air Base on May 14.
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Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Okinawa Island hopping: 3 days, 3 islands, $300

Stripes Okinawa writer Shoji Kudaka is on a mission: Explore three Okinawan islands in three days and try to keep the cost around $300.
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Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

Here are a few of my favorite ... day trips in Japan!

The Land of Rising Sun is home to many amazing tourist attractions. You may have been told to visit Kyoto and Nara, or an MWR tour may already...

On Okinawa, don't let rainy season get you down!

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, rainy season starts in Okinawa every year around May 9 and continues for about seven weeks.
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Photo courtesy of Okinawa Super Drift

EVENTFUL WEEKEND: Lots of great activities planned on Okinawa for May 12-14

May 12-13: Free Foster Fest fun
 
It’s almost time for the annual Foster Fest! So make sure to mark your...
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Tips and lessons learned from a travel expert

I wouldn’t trade the thrill of traveling for anything, but as joyous and fulfilling my worldly adventures have been, I had my fair share of...

Drifting competition coming May 13

The Okinawa Super Drift/2018 D1 Divisional series, a car drifting competition, takes place at Yomitan Kukuru Circuit near Torii Station on May...

Free Foster Fest fun May 12-13

It’s almost time for the annual Foster Fest! So make sure to mark your calendar for a fun-filled weekend. This free event will be held on May 12...

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