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Stay alert this typhoon season

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July 26, 2016
When I was a kid, I was always excited to hear of a typhoon coming Okinawa’s way.

Beyond Matcha: Japan’s creative and salubrious cha scene

News
July 22, 2016
With everyone from Gwyneth to Kylie Jenner photographed sipping almond milk matcha lattes or brandishing matcha whisks and other chadō (tea room) paraphernalia, Japan’s iridescent...
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Yakatabune: Cruising through Tokyo in style

Travel
July 26, 2016
It’s officially summer. In Japan, this means the inevitable rainy season, followed by months of pit stains and locals constantly remarking how hot it is.
Joheart (right), Toni (left) and Senior Airman David Owsianka (center), 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, pose for a picture at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Creating a military family despite paperwork struggles

Base Info
July 23, 2016
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Getting married, completing the command sponsorship process and uniting two cultural backgrounds is no easy task. My family and I have recently completed...

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