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Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

On hallowed ground: Tuning in to Japan's temple-shrine dichotomy

News
December 13, 2017

People may be surprised to hear that Japan has more temples (77,000) and shrines (81,000) than convenience stores (48,908).

Photo courtesy of Sapporo City

Sculpted beauty at Sapporo Snow Festival

Travel
December 11, 2017
Hundreds of gigantic, eye-catching castles, shrines, Disney characters and Darth Vader of Star Wars will be shining February in the winter sunlight in Sapporo, the capital of
Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Let's explore the last depachika on Okinawa

News
December 09, 2017

The closure of the department store Okinawa Mitsukoshi in September 2014 was sad news to me, as it summed up the changes in the island’s shopping scene.

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

Spending a day with sumo wrestlers

News
December 09, 2017
Coming to grips with my day at a training stable
Sea Hell. File photo

Getting into hot water

Travel
December 09, 2017

Editor's Note: Folks, if you plan on heading to the maiinland over the holidays, check out Beppu.

Fabulous festivities on Okinawa that should be checked out!

Base Info
December 12, 2017

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up , so get off base and check them out! (This was updated Dec. 12)