Experts encourage overseas travelers to seek advice from a health care provider before leaving on a trip, and to make sure recommended vaccinations are up to date. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

Preparing for travel can prevent illness

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Whether snorkeling, hiking, or exploring a new place, travelers should know how to stay safe and healthy...

United Airlines to add four more flights a week between Guam and Nagoya

United also operates eight extra flights between Guam and Osaka during November and December

Lots of great events happening in Japan!


Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated July...

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Purikura: Photo booth fun in Japan

No one quite does cute like Japan. 
And what could be cuter than a sticker sheet of your own face? 
Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

Enjoy Iwakuni by immersing yourself in its culture, community


Looking down at the river and mountains from the observation room atop Iwakuni Castle, I could easily imagine why a feudal-time...

United to add 20 flights from Tokyo to Nagoya and Guam


A total of 20 additional flights from Tokyo/Narita and Nagoya to Guam to run from August 2...

Rafting at Nagatoro Auto Camp-jo (Photo credit by Kate Riseley)

Where to hike and Camp near Tokyo


Once the summer humidity hits the city, there’s no better place to be than out of it. Luckily, it’s not too tricky to escape Tokyo...

Photos by Sarah Hodge

Yes, there is more Kamakura than just a great Buddha

A convenient 20-minute train ride from Yokosuka or approximately one hour from Tokyo Station, Kamakura is a fantastic choice for...

Stop & Smell the Roses in Ashikaga


If you’re a fan of roses, gardens or just flowers in general, Ashikaga Flower Park is a must-see when you’re in central Japan. It’s...


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