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July 05, 2015
Welcome to our new and improved Japan.Stripes.com! You’ll notice that there are more stories on our different pages. You’ll also see a big change on our Spotlight page, which now...

Japan's Vendor Bender

July 01, 2015
Japan is a vending machine wonderland.
Mount Fuji looks twice as tall and 10 times as big from Shizuoka as it does from Tokyo. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

With Japan’s volcanic activity rising, Mount Fuji climbers urged to wear helmets

July 02, 2015
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Mount Fuji’s climbing season has arrived, and local governments surrounding the iconic volcano — spurred on by intensifying volcanic activity throughout...
The clash of fests (Artwork by Adam Garwood)

Fuji Rock vs Summer Sonic

July 01, 2015
Japan’s marquee rock festivals, Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic, started along similar lines: sprawling outdoor affairs near Mt. Fuji that cater to all visitors. But almost two decades...
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