Photos by David Krigbaum

History flourishes at Irifuneyama Park in Kure, Hiroshima

Nostalgic, beautiful and even whimsical were the three words that came to mind as I passed under the gate topped with a wrought-...
Photos by David Krigbaum

The greatest competition comes to Sasebo

I have achieved a dream, three years in the making. On Dec. 1, I participated in a competition greater than the Olympics, Daytona...

Not far from Misawa, Kuroishi a great day trip

A two-hour drive west from Misawa AB gets you to Kuroishi, an attractive city that is home to impressive streets filled in...
Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

Explore the beauty that surrounds Camp Zama

Blessed with balmy, moderate temperature, pure spring water, great landscape, beautiful forests and endless sunflowers fields,...
Photos by Yuko Okazaki and Takahiro Takiguchi

Fukagawa: Stray into the capital of Japan’s Feudal Era

Home to skyscrapers, modern technology and sophisticated public transportation, Tokyo is one of the world’s most advanced cities...

Tokyo’s top 6 towns Metropolis chooses its favorite neighborhoods in the city

Tokyo’s a big old town. 23 wards, numerous special wards and cities and a shedload of islands. Many publications have posited...
Photo courtesy of Tokinosumika, Hiroshima Lightup, JR Kyushu Agency, Minatomirai21 Grand Mall Park Illumination Office, Tokyo Midtown

My FAVES: Illumination Fun

Today, the holiday season in Japan is synonymous with amazing illuminations throughout the country. Beginning in November,...
Arima Onsen's public bath

Art and relaxation: A day in laid-back and cultural Kobe

Most people associate Kobe with its world-famous beef and stunning night views. Both definitely live up to their reputation and...
The entrance of a former poison gas storehouse used by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II at Okunoshima, Japan, March 25, 2017. The island is home to hundreds of wild rabbits that visitors are allowed to feed and pet, and has the standing remains of other buildings used by the army to create chemical weapons during World War II. Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni took a free bus ride to the island courtesy of the Single Marine Program. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)

Iwakuni residents make trip to infamous island


OKUNOSHIMA, Japan -- Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, took a free bus ride courtesy of the Single...


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