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Fun on Okinawa: Okuma Beach Fest returns April 20-21

In Okinawa, the temperatures in April can get so hot you might think it’s already summer. Head to Okuma Beach to celebrate the return of the summer heat at its annual festival featuring live music, fun activities and more.

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Kadena AB American Festival returns April 27

It’s time again for American Festival, a community favorite, on Kadena Air Base.

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VIDEO: Exploring Okinawa: A lovely trek to Hiji Waterfall

Hiji Otaki, or Hiji Waterfall, is a great destination for exploring on the northern part of Okinawa.


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VIDEO: Okinawa's spectacular bullfights a sight to behold

Bullfights on Okinawa are a huge spectacle that draw huge crowds of people cheering on their favorite bulls.

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Show love to your 2024 graduate in Stripes Grad Tab

High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab, highlighting information on all of the Pacific DoDEA high schools and their graduating classes.


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5 unique Japanese foods that are a big hit with foreigners!

Japanese delicacies approved by the world. Overseas development of Japanese food such as sushi and sukiyaki is actively conducted, and now there are specialty shops overseas.

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Okinawan island hopping: 3 days! 3 islands! $300!

Shoji takes us on a fun-filled,relaxing and inexpensive three-day trip.

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Step back in time to Hacksaw Ridge during Battle of Okinawa

Since the 2016 release of Mel Gibson’s Academy Award nominated “Hacksaw Ridge,” there has been increased interest in the Okinawa site where the movie takes place.

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Anpan: The story of Japan’s beloved baked treat

Take, for example, shoku-pan (plain bread). Though wholly Western, and first sold commercially by an English baker in Yokohama, what constitutes a sandwich in modern-day Japan — potato salad, tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet), strawberries and whipped cream — is definitively Japanese.

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Taste of Okinawa: Juicy, sweet pineapples a summer treat

In Japan, pineapples grow in only two prefectures: Okinawa and Kagoshima.

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Exploring Okinawa: Quick flight to magical Miyakojima Island

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.

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VIDEO: Exploring Okinawa: Visit WWII battleground at Kakazu Ridge

Kakazu Ridge played a pivotal role in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Only a short 15-minute drive from MCAS Futenma and you can immerse yourself in a piece of island and world history.

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Fun on Okinawa: A day at Ocean Expo Park

If you grew up on Okinawa like I did, visiting Ocean Expo Park with your family or on a school field trip is probably something you remember.

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