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Thomas the Train in kid-friendly 3D at Thomas Land

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Travel
April 22, 2014

Mickey and Minnie may reign supreme in Tokyo’s crowded amusement park market, but Kitty-chan is throwing her weight around at Puroland and Thomas the Tank Engine is puffing away in his own toddler-centric digs.

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The horses in the field. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Daum)

Wild Horses of Cape Shiriya

Travel
April 22, 2014

Hidden on the furthest northeastern tip of Honshu lies Cape Shiriya. The seascape in this area, with its dark rocks and cliffs, is certainly scenic. The iconic lighthouse, built in 1876, is also historic and picturesque. Both of these things...

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Signs adorned the barbed-wire fence leading to Camp Schwab Saturday, the 10-year anniversary of the start of a sit-in protest seeking to block the expansion of the base. (Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes)

On Okinawa, celebrating a tradition of protest

News
April 23, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — It seems as though a lifetime has passed since Takekiyo Toguchi and his wife, Chikako, began protesting the move of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Camp Schwab in Okinawa’s north.
 
It began shortly after the...

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