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Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Slip slidin' away at Okinawa water course!

Laughs of joy could be heard everywhere.
 
“Ha ha ha!”
  
“Oh my god! I am just gonna crawl!”
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May 12 event a must for gearheads on Okinawa

Okinawa Cars and Coffee, a get-together event for the car community on the island, is scheduled to take place Saturday May 12, at American Village...

MY FAVES: Onsen to soak in

Japan is known as a treasure box of hot springs. In fact, there are 3,084 hot spring sites along with 20,972 bathing facilities located...

So if you want to have fun, go visit Shuri Castle!

The best place to go to is Shuri Castle.  Shuri Castle is an awesome place, because it has things from back in the old times, like statues of the...

Photos by Samantha Lymburn-Law

Zama spouse: Make the most of your tour in Japan!

If I had to sum up our tour in Japan with three words, it would be: enjoyable, productive, enlightening.
 
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Photo by Metropolis Magazine

The eerie, forgotten Nara Dreamland

Perched on top of a wooden roller coaster with 30-meter climbs peering out into the desolate stillness, I saw him—an ambiguously dressed...
Kevin Vega, from Kadena Air Base, swings at a fastball at Chatan Sports center. Photo by Shoji Kudaka

The rise, fall, and comeback of batting cages in Japan

In 2011, Kitashirakawa Batting Center in Kyoto, was closed for good, calling an end to its more than four decades of batting cage glory. It was...
Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Hop over to Miyakojima for some adventure

A day relaxing on a beach, having a glass of beer and BBQ with your friend is a great way of spending your weekend in Okinawa. Or if you are a...

Dragon boats to race: Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Golden Week fun on Okinawa

May 3-5: Dragon boats to race in Naha
 
The 44th Naha Dragon Boat Race will take place May 3-5. This three-...
Photos by Molly Carnahan

My Paradise: The island that stole my heart!

As I sit here in the States and reflect on the last four years of my life, a smile comes to my face. When we got orders for Guam in 2014, I didn...
Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Naha Dragon Boat Races to be held May 3-5

The 44th Naha Dragon Boat Race will take place May 3-5. This three-day event draws around 200,000 people every year, with the excitement peaking...

Photo courtesy of Forest Adventure Onna

Zipppeedeedoodaaaa!!!!!!! Zip lining a blast in Japan!

“Yeeew!”

I yelled in delight as I zipped from tree to tree through the mountain forest. I was Tarzan and I had no fear.

I’m a big fan...

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