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Hidekazu Akimura, one of two brewers at Tsukayama Distillery -- the only Okinawan awamori distillery to survive the Battle of Okinawa -- explains the process of making top-quality awamori. MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES
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Historic Okinawa awamori distillery gets a facelift

Travel
July 25, 2017
After five years and nearly $3.5 million, renovations at Tsukayama Distillery — the only Okinawan awamori distillery to survive the Battle of Okinawa — are nearly complete. The...
Photos by Miyuki & Takahiro Takiguchi

Polaroid perfection: Kawasaki’s unique setting offers picturesque place for photo junkies

Travel
July 24, 2017
Snapping artsy shots of factories at night is a trendy activity among Japanese these days.
Koshien Stadium. Photo by cathykid, Wikimedia Common

Amateur hour in Japan: For many, the baseball focus shifts from pro to high school

News
July 24, 2017
Undeniably one of the most popular sports in Japan, baseball dominates when it comes to summer in The Land of the Rising Sun.

How to spend 3 days in Beijing

Travel
July 22, 2017
When we arrived from Shanghai to Beijing it seemed like we traveled to another country – people, architecture, and the overall atmosphere are totally different.

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