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A weekend in Yakushima: One of the most beautiful places imaginable

Travel
April 19, 2017
I watched the many peaks of Yakushima expand in stop motion as our Jetfoil powered towards the island.
Hot springs eternal (Photo courtesy of NIsshinkan)

The healing waters of Nisshinkan

Travel
April 20, 2017

Nestled on the Gunma side of Jōshin’etsu-kōgen National Park lies one of the oldest and most highly-rated onsen, or hot springs, in Japan.

Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Miyakojima: Island special for many reasons

Travel
April 19, 2017

A day relaxing on a beach, having a glass of beer and BBQ with your friend is a great way of spending your weekend in Okinawa.

Photo by Shoji Kudaka

There's something SUPER about these Okinawa markets

News
April 24, 2017

“I usually go on base, but sometimes I come here to buy fruits and vegetables,” said Laura Torres, a military spouse and a native of North Carolina, as she and her kids checked...

From the Okuni-rindo, Okinawa’s mountain road, the jungle wilderness is a carpet of green. Ron Roman/Special to S&S
From Stripes.com

Okuni-rindo: A roundabout way to see Okinawa

Travel
April 24, 2017

KUNIGAMI, Okinawa — If you’re looking for an up-and-downhill zigzag adventure, check out Okinawa’s “Okuni-rindo.”

The word means “mountain road through Okuni.”

Hey! Get off base and check out these festivities on Okinawa!

Base Info
April 15, 2017

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up , so get off base and check them out! (This was updated April 15)