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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...
Photo by Nano Betts

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...

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...
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...

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