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Okinawa’s summer fireworks, eisa festivals set to return

With the summer arriving in Okinawa, fireworks and eisa dance festivals are making their way back.

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Japanese Kitchen: Quick lesson on Okinawa soba noodles

In Japan, everybody loves noodles, and Okinawans are no different. In fact, they’ve got their own regional strand of the classic Asian cuisine – Okinawa soba. It’s not only a local favorite, but the dish of choice for many visitors who come in search of a true taste of Okinawa.

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VIDEO: Exploring Okinawa: Relaxing time in Nakijin and Yagaji

Nakijin Village in the northern part of Motobu Peninsula and Yagaji Island on the other side of an inland sea offer great destinations for your chill-out day.

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Guide to Okinawa’s popular alcohol awamori

If you think of alcohol and Japan, then the first thing that springs to mind is sake – but there are other alcoholic drinks too, one of which comes from the island of Okinawa! Awamori is an alcoholic drink which is also known as shimazakae, or island sake.


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Stars and Stripes wants your travel story for Destination Paradise magazine

It’s time to book your flights and pack your bags to go on your next adventure! We know you love to travel as much as we do and your post in the Pacific provides great access to all the beautiful countries you never imagined you’d get to see.

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VIDEO: Speakin’ Japanese: Hot summer days on Okinawa

With the rainy season officially over on Okinawa, summer activities (and hot days) are in full swing on the island.


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Roll up for a tasty burrito in Chatan, Okinawa

Burritos are not common in Japan. To top that, putting one together can prove a challenge.

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5 reasons why Okinawa is a special destination

For a mere freckle on the map, Okinawa enjoys enormous popularity. And despite the land and people being grossly burdened by decades of conflict, like the native prehistoric Sago Palm, the Japanese region’s culture and spirit continue to thrive.

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VIDEO: Let's whip up Okinawa's famous doughnuts

These donuts are fun to make anytime of the year.

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Ssssssneaky Sssssnakes! Watch out for Okinawa's venomous habu

You may not believe this, but I once saw a habu beat a mongoose in a cross-species duel when I was a kid.

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Exploring Okinawa: A stop on Henza Island

On the road to Miyagi Island, Henza Island takes only six minutes to travel through, often making it more of a passing point than a destination.

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My Paradise: Make a short trip to Okinawa

The island is full of beautiful beaches and many water activities for those who can’t just lay in the sand for an entire day.

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Stars and Stripes can help you customize T-shirts, tote bags!

Stars and Stripes’ Printshop now offers customized T-shirts and tote bags.

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Stars and Stripes can help you customize calendars!

Have a favorite family photo, snapshot of an adorable pet or a picture that just makes you smile? Or maybe you want to do something special for your unit or or office staff? Why not customize a calendar!

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