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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...

A flight of stairs at Katsuren Castle. A renewed interest in the past has led to more interest in this site, as well as other Okinawan communities, such as Hananchi in Nakijin. (Photo by Chiyomi Sumida/S&S)

Okinawa is home to many castle ruins

Okinawa is an island of castle ruins, the remains of a time when regional kings fought a series of wars that eventually led to a united Kingdom of...

Photo by Matt Orr: A man cools off by standing underneath the waterfall. The waterfall is a 30-minute trek from the car park. The creek is located 30 minutes north of Nago, Okinawa, just off Highway 58.

Slippery Slope: A challenging climb to falls

During a scuba diving adventure last year off beautiful Kerama Islands, a fellow diver was singing the praises of a river trek he had done...

The Way of Harmony

Editor’s note: As an aikido practitioner for more than 15 years, I was amazed to come to Japan and discover that Aikikai Foundation’s dojo...

Spend or splurge? Travel guru shares tips

There’s nothing like getting information from the best of sources. When it comes to cutting costs while traveling, Pauline Frommer (...

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