Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Photos courtesy of Suo-Oshima town

Explore Suo-Oshima, a beautiful island off Iwakuni

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Suo-Oshima, aka Yashima Island, near MCAS Iwakuni, is a popular tourist attraction in the Setouchi (inland sea) region of Japan...
Zama's Nick Canada tries to elude the tackle of Matthew C. Perry's Marshall China. (RICHARD RODGERS/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Trojans sweep series from Samurai with another rout

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CAMP ZAMA, Japan – Admittedly, Zama played Friday’s homecoming game against Matthew C. Perry with one eye gazing at the Trojans’...

The red panda is fun to watch as it climbs from branch to branch and repeats. Photo by Karin Wu

Japan zoos full of family fun!

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Ueno Zoo

When you want to go to a zoo in the Tokyo area, your best option is Ueno Zoo. Located in Ueno Park...

Iwakuni’s Marifu Coffee the perfect place for brunch — or a nice cup of joe

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At many of Japan’s popular chain coffee shops, such as Starbucks or Doutor, massive amounts of coffee are brewed in a carafe and...

Taste the magic of Mike's Tex-Mex in Japan

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Smack-dab in the middle of nowhere is one of the most delicious Tex-Mex restaurants I’ve found in Japan. Mike’s Tex-Mex is quite a...

Cpl. Diego Marmalejo

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U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jason P. Kaufmann, left, commanding officer of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, presents Cpl. Diego Marmalejo, an air traffic controller with H&HS, with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 21, 2018. Marmalejo was awarded this medal for lifesaving actions that he took while on leave in Bali, Indonesia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Akeel Austin)

Marine earns award for lifesaving actions in Bali

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Diego Marmalejo, an air traffic controller with Headquarters and...

Super Typhoon Kong-Rey could affect Okinawa on Friday

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Noon Tuesday, Oct. 2, Japan time: Super Typhoon Kong-Rey has peaked at 161-mph sustained winds and 196-mph gusts, according to the...

Kanto bases in recovery mode after typhoon departs

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6:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Japan time: U.S. bases in the Kanto Plain have entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1-R (...

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