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Cyclists test-ride the then latest bicycle models at Cycle Mode International 2011. This year’s event is Nov. 2-4 at Makuhari Messe

Expo to offer glimpse of bicycle’s future

Editor's Note: Hey, a lot of you folks love to ride bikes. And if you do, your should check out this show out next week.

Cycle Mode...

This wall surrounds Building 4701 on Yongsan Garrison. The building  is rumored to be haunted and many who’ve worked in and around the building claim to have seen and heard eerie things. A remnant of the Japanese occupation of Korea, the building was once part of a prison. Some say it was an office. Others believe it was a crematorium. Jimmy Norris/Stars and Stripes

Ghostly stories, unexplained phenomena spook Pacific troops

Editor's Note: There's something strange in our neighborhood, but who are you gonna call? As Halloween approaches, we thought you might enjoy...

The author after returning from her hash run.

What an adventure! The Gibsons go hash running

Editor's Note: All I can say is you really have to read this story by Shannon Gibson. You will laugh out loud! Shannon, thanks for sharing...

Listen up, Japan! Check out a concert!

Editor's note: Hey, music lovers, just because you're in a foreign land doesn't mean you can't hit a concert. There's plenty of acts headed this...

Tokyo Game Show puts emphasis on mobile, social gaming

Editor's note: Let's face it, some of you guys are really into this gaming stuff. So, if you want to check out some reviews from your fellow...

Photo by Todd Wojnowski

All you need to know about instant ramen

The Cup Noodles Museum is a tribute to one of Japan's most recognizable exports to the world: instant ramen.

Located in the heart of...

Photo by Satoshi Oka

Tribute to the illustrious noodle

Just as it’s hard to find apple pie like mom’s off base, after exploring Japan’s ramen shops, you’ll find what passes for this noodle dish back...

Finding budo in Kyoto

Be it to climb the ancient steps of Buddhist temples or steal a glimpse at a classically garbed geisha, Kyoto is the go-to destination to see...

The Way of Harmony

Editor’s note: As an aikido practitioner for more than 15 years, I was amazed to come to Japan and discover that Aikikai Foundation’s dojo...

Outside the Gate

(This was updated at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 13)

I’m Hisano Yamazaki with what’s happening outside the gate. 

Have you seen geisha yet?...

Outside the Gate

I’m Hisano Yamazaki with what’s happening outside the gate.
Motorsports fans! Check out Motorsport Japan Festival in Odaiba, Tokyo,...

Searching for the right shot

For 17 years, no one knew Sharbat Gula’s name. Everyone knew her face, though — the haunting green eyes, olive skin, her apprehension and beauty....

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