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Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (This was updated...
Photo by Simone Armer

Nostalgic Nakazakicho: Osaka’s hipster heaven

Teacup rings, organic granola, water-pipe art installations, and a doll café are just a few of the many weird and wonderful things that await...

A golfer tees off during a 2016 tournament at Misawa Air Base's Gosser Golf Course. COURTESY OF 35TH FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON

Warbirds soar over fairways at Misawa Air Base golf course

“Wild Weasel” F-16 jet fighters screaming overhead are a pleasant distraction for hackers at Misawa Air Base’s Gosser Golf Course.

The home...

The best holiday gifts for your favorite travelers

Travelers can be especially difficult to shop for during the holiday season. What do you get for friends or loved ones who would rather be off...
Photo courtesy of Sapporo City

Sculpted beauty at Sapporo Snow Festival

Hundreds of gigantic, eye-catching castles, shrines, Disney characters and Darth Vader of Star Wars will be shining February in the winter...

Everyone celebrates this guy’s birthday

The Japanese celebrate a national holiday not on Dec. 25th, but instead on the 23rd!

While Japan doesn’t recognize Christmas, the Emperor’s...

International Destinations: Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang in Laos is an absolute treasure that should be on any traveler’s destinations list.
 
The quiet, touristy town...
An iconic sunset in Bali. Photos by Shawn Johnnides

Basking in Bali's brilliance

Bali is easily one of the best places that I’ve experienced while living and traveling in the Pacific. The thing that impressed me the most was...

People prepare to take pictures in the tunnel of light during a winter illumination event at Sagamiko Resort, Sagami City, Japan, Nov. 24, 2017. While in the tunnel of light, visitors will notice changes in the color of light starting with blue and going to yellow then green. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Sagamiko Resort: Winter Illumination

As we move closer to Christmas time, some Americans can recall driving around with their parents to look at Christmas lights when they were...

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi, Stripes Kanto

Century-old battleship in Yokosuka offers rare peek into history

A long-time symbol of the city of Yokosuka, Memorial Ship Mikasa is not only an attraction for naval history enthusiasts, it’s a rare opportunity...

Tokyo Skytree (File photo)

7 things to make your winter trip even cooler

So you’ve finally landed in your dream city, Tokyo. And while everything is amazing and fun … it’s also really cold—cold enough that you don’t...
Photo: Tokyo Christmas Market

Tokyo Christmas Market

Christmas is a season for family, and especially lovers in Japan. The Tokyo Christmas Market in Hibiya is one of the most extravagant ones in...

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