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Weathering the storm in Phu Quoc

I sat impatiently on the bed while rain pelted the rooftop. I was miserable. I shouldn’t have been so naïve in my trip planning but my child-like...

Clerks ring up sales at a typical Lawson Station convenience store in Nogizaka, Tokyo, where customers can buy everything from soup to nuts, and make their day a whole lot easier. (Photo by David Hurwitz)

Tips for going to a convenience store in Japan

Editor’s Note: "Let's ask Miyuki" is a commentary series by Taneichi Miyuki, Misawa’s Airman and Family Readiness Center multicultural...
Deluxe Twin Room at Loisir Spa Tower Naha

Loisir Spa Tower Naha

For the second voucher that I won in the JapanTourist lucky draws in April, we chose the Loisir Spa Tower Naha hotel. So, on the second day of our...

For the budget-conscious, ‘depachika’ offer inexpensive bento lunch boxes that are of better quality that those offered at convenience stores.

Japanese department store basements foodie heavens

Editor’s Note: If you’re new to Japan, you may not know the wonderful adventure that awaits those who take a step into one of Japan’s...
Gregory Martin, second from left, supervises some students as they prepare to set off for an evening sailing lesson aboard the Intrepid. (Photo by Jennifer Harwood)

Ex-Navy sailor sets sail for eco-friendly future

Once Kadena Middle School math and science teacher Gregory Martin laid eyes on a photo of the New York-based beauty on the Internet, he knew he...

Café meets needs of local community, cats

A 5-year-old boy cradles a black and white tabby. Two women pet a gray kitten. Behind a large glass window, cats pose like statues on pedestals....

Benjamin Moriniere (left) demonstrates a typical caporeira maneuver against Jerry Washington at Caporeira Academy Okinawa. (Photo by Reggie Cantù)

Rhythmic martial art is more than meets eye

Capoeira was born out of brutal necessity in Brazil where slaves once desperately needed to defend themselves. But thanks to the 1993 action movie...

The author after returning from her hash run.

What an adventure! The Gibsons go hash running

Editor's Note: All I can say is you really have to read this story by Shannon Gibson. You will laugh out loud! Shannon, thanks for sharing...

Is that a trail of blood leading down a hall in the haunted Royal Hotel ruins in Nakagusuku, Okinawa? Nah, it’s just a moldy old carpet.

Under surface, Okinawa teeming with macabre tales

Editor’s Note: Though once a popular unofficial attraction, since this story was first published the Royal Hotel ruins in Nakagusuku,...

This wall surrounds Building 4701 on Yongsan Garrison. The building  is rumored to be haunted and many who’ve worked in and around the building claim to have seen and heard eerie things. A remnant of the Japanese occupation of Korea, the building was once part of a prison. Some say it was an office. Others believe it was a crematorium. Jimmy Norris/Stars and Stripes

Ghostly stories, unexplained phenomena spook Pacific troops

Editor's Note: There's something strange in our neighborhood, but who are you gonna call? As Halloween approaches, we thought you might enjoy...

Mark your calendar! There's some good stuff happening this weekend!

Editor's note: Hey, there's some fun stuff happening this weekend, including the Flagpole Festival and the Lion Dance Festival. So get off the...

Tokyo Game Show puts emphasis on mobile, social gaming

Editor's note: Let's face it, some of you are really into the gaming scene. If you are, give this a read and find out what's going to be hitting...

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