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Left to Right: Andrea Jean, John, Jeff, Mom, Dad, Jim (now retired Lt Col., Purple Heart Club), Jason Nickolas is in Front.

True Love

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August 27, 2014

Editor’s note: John Holland is a proud Army Brat. His father served in the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring in 1967. He died in 1997 from complications from Parkinson’s. John is the proud son of parents who taught him the true meaning of love....

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The start of the course, several minutes away from Ogose Station (Photo courtesy of Steve Morton)

Saitama’s Rural Heart; Ogose City

Travel
August 30, 2014

With its picturesque little villages, beautiful rolling hills, and long following rivers, the rural landscape of Ogose in Saitama Prefecture offers the perfect escape from the urban metropolis.

Within easy commute from central Tokyo,...

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Wasabi field with sunshades. (Photo courtesy of Akira Matsuo)

Wasabi Farm in Summer

Travel
August 30, 2014

I visited the Daio Wasabi Farm in Hotaka, Azumino on August 15th.

It is Japan’s largest...

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