Outside the Gate




Sailors take a helping, or two, of home cooking provided by the Single Sailor Liberty Program at an event at Yokosuka’s Spectrum Center. (Photo courtesy of Single Sailor Liberty Program)

Single Sailor Program makes life a beach


For as long as men have sailed the seas, the thoughts of most sailors toward the end of a long voyage have turned to what to do...

The National Diet Building (Photo by David Hurwitz)

Diet tour tells story of Japanese democracy


Taking a tour of another country’s government buildings is a great way to learn the history of that nation, and a tour of the...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.



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