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Tokyo is Train City: A newbie’s first adventure to the fast-paced city


It wasn’t until after I’d arrived in Tokyo that I realized why I’d wanted to go there for so long. It was because I’d read too much...

Photos by David Krigbaum

History on display at Sasebo Peace Museum

Editor’s Note: This series is about the Japanese home front in and around Sasebo, Japan during World War II. It is not a...

It's time to get your Osaka on


As a member of the Keihanshin industrial zone along with nearby Kyoto and Kobe, Osaka may be more famed internationally as Western...

Photo courtesy of Sophia Qin

Showa no Kurashi Museum: Museum of life in the Showa era

Tokyo may seem like all steel and skyscrapers, but a visit to the Museum of Life in the Showa Era will make you feel as if you’ve...
A memorial to the two hundred thousand brave souls: Photo courtesy of Bonson Lam

Okinawa Peace Memorial Museum

Shota, Shota, are you okay? Shota!”
It was a beautiful Saturday evening. Laughter and chatter fill the...
Photos by Norio Muroi

Tokyo’s DisneySea opens new Nemo attraction

Fresh out of the water, Disney’s new “New & Friends SeaRider” attraction opened to the public at Tokyo’s DisneySea on May 12...
The 13-story SuperStar Virgo , the flagship of the Star Cruises fleet in Asia with a passenger capacity of 1,870. Photo by Gina Tabonares-Reilly

Take a cruise and enjoy the open waters


Cruising has been made easy for residents of the Marianas after...

After World War II, Zakimi became a U.S. military radar station. They were later restored, and today the castle ruins are a peaceful park. MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

Zakimi Castle witnessed intrigue in Okinawa's Ryukyu kingdom

The ruins of Zakimi Castle in Yomitan, with its grass-covered outer and inner kakus, or wards, and arched entryways, are...


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