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Mothers, with a kid on their back, take snaps of the older kids playing with the yellow blossoms

Yellow flowers at Hamarikyu Garden

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In the middle of March, at the onset of the spring, the flowers at Hamarikyu Garden in Shimbashi start to bloom, with the rapeseed...

Col. Mark August, commander of 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base in Japan, said the ripple effect of a servicemember’s suicide is “enormous across organizations and across bases.” (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Air Force commander grapples with servicemember’s suicide

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — While most people hunkered down for the night as a typhoon pounded the Tokyo area, an American airman...

Ant ’n Bee: Japanese craft beers worth relishing in the heart of Roppongi

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Would it be overdoing it to talk about a beer bar boom in Tokyo? Barely a month seems to go by without a couple of new places...

Ant ’n Bee: Japanese craft beers worth relishing in the heart of Roppongi

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Would it be overdoing it to talk about a beer bar boom in Tokyo? Barely a month seems to go by without a couple of new places...

Bar Ginza Panorama: Toy trains get the grownup treatment

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When you imagine a train-themed bar, it’s probably as a cartoonish venue filled with gawking tourists and obsessives debating...

Bar Ginza Panorama: Toy trains get the grownup treatment

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When you imagine a train-themed bar, it’s probably as a cartoonish venue filled with gawking tourists and obsessives debating...

Ivan Ramen Plus

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You know you’re onto a winner when American chef-extraordinaire Rick Bayless takes time during a whirlwind trip to Tokyo to visit...

Ivan Ramen Plus

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You know you’re onto a winner when American chef-extraordinaire Rick Bayless takes time during a whirlwind trip to Tokyo to visit...

Heather Bollinger and her husband, Senior Airman Patrick Bollinger, of Pittsburgh, check out heaters, fans and dehumidifiers on sale at a store on Yokota Air Base, Japan, on March 15, 2013. (Photo by Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Heat shutoff has Yokota students bundling up, heater sales booming

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Students at Yokota’s high school and middle school have been advised to bundle up with the heat turned off...

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