“I remember when I was about six years old and my family and I were driving along the main road on Andersen Air Force Base, passing by the airfield,” he said. “Looking back, I realize the aircraft I saw was most likely an F-15C under one of the sun shades, and I remember thinking how cool it would be to fly it one day.”
U.S. Air Force Capt. Clayton Barrus, a pilot assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, smiles at Staff Sgt. Adrian Pinnock, a flying crew chief assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, before taking off in a KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise Cope North 20 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam,...
On June 5, 2015, Guam became the first territory of the United States to legalize same-sex marriage. Guam is also the only place in Asia Pacific other than Taiwan where same-sex couples can marry. Many couples from the Asia Pacific region come to Guam to make their vows in Guam each year!
While many might think that traveling to paradise is a costly affair, living out your tropical dream doesn’t require you to completely empty out your pockets. There are countless activities on Guam that are free or cost-efficient. Here are just a few!
For Japanese, Guam is one of the most popular overseas tourism and wedding destinations. More than 900,000 Japanese visit the island, which is more than 70 percent of all visitors each year. Two-night tour packages to Guam are cheap and the three-and-a-half-hour flight from Japan alleviates the typical jetlag.
If you live on Okinawa, you might have seen a seasoned rice dish called “jyushii.” This Okinawan dish is similar to mainland Japan’s takikomi gohan but features ingredients like fuuchiibaa (artemisia) and chiribira (Chinese chive).
Compared to its cruciferous cousins, red cabbage often takes a backseat. Years of pickling and over-boiling have left a bad taste in many a mouth. Chock full of vitamins A, C, E and fiber, red cabbage is a vibrant addition to salads.
With Japan's winter a season of cold, dry weather with much of the nation experiencing snowfall, it's the perfect time for sipping hot sake, relaxing in an outdoor hot spring and chowing down on a variety of special dishes!