When the young women of Yap’s remote outer islands leave home to seek a college education, better work opportunities or medical care on the U.S. mainland, the risk of leaving their cultural traditions behind is very real.
The long, low sound of the conch shell announces the beginning of Yap Day, an annual holiday set aside to celebrate the unique culture of this remote island, one of the best-preserved in the entire Pacific region.
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,...
As you see more and more shopping malls and super markets open on Okinawa these days, the word Depachika seems a little outdated, especially to those who are more used to casually shopping at shopping malls.
You know, I love a good pizza. I also love my sushi. In fact, I love it a lot. Unlike pizza, though, whose in-your-face flavours hide weak ingredients, sushi is not much more than a topping and some rice.