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Finding budo in Kyoto

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

The Way of Harmony

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

Outside the Gate

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

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

Have you...

Outside the Gate

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

Searching for the right shot

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

If you aren’t up for driving, the park offers special animal themed buses to ride and feed the animals at the Gunma Safari Park.

Take a wild ride at Gunma Safari Park

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“Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!”

That line from “The Wizard of Oz” came to mind as I looked out my car window and...

 Senior Master Sgt. Quardrick Brumfield, 374th Force Support Squadron Samurai Café section chief, hits golf balls after the grand opening of the Yokota driving range, Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Oct. 4, 2012. The new range was in planning for more than three years and cost $2.6 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

Driving range reopens at Yokota golf course

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YOKOTA AIR BASE - The driving range at the base's Par 3 golf course is now open for business. .

The range has been...

Traditional ‘sit-down comedians’ joke in English

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Whoever said “Dying is easy, comedy is hard” knew a thing or two about trying to make an audience laugh. An intrepid group of...

A giant statue of Godzilla at Kurihama Flower World marks the area near where the monster emerged from the sea in the film. The park offers many other amenities, including a cosmos flower-viewing festival that runs until Oct. 24.

Park offers everything from flowers to Godzilla

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Cosmos, hardy perennial flowers that bloom twice a year, are not native to Japan. However, you wouldn’t know it by the thousands of...

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