Regional castles wow with majesty of yesteryear

September 25, 2017
Just as a man’s home is really his wife’s castle, Japan’s famed castles are actually symbols of regional history, culture and pride.
Photo by David R. Krigbaum

Safe at school: Mukyudo or Eternal Cave

September 23, 2017
During World War II children were employed building weapons for the military, farming or other menial tasks, but in Miya Village the local elementary school students created...
The Edo-Tokyo Museum: Photo by Hayden Murphy

Edo-Tokyo Museum: The life, times, and citizens of Tokyo

September 22, 2017
Tokyo is one of the world's great cities, and with 38 million people in its metro area, also the world's largest. Not surprisingly, it's also a city with a fascinating history,...
Honkan Japanese Gallery

Tokyo National Museum: An easy Japanese history lesson

September 21, 2017
You're visiting Japan for the first time and have booked a very busy schedule. Much of what you will see and hear may be difficult to comprehend.
Photos by Miyuki & Takahiro Takiguchi

Polaroid perfection: Kawasaki’s unique setting offers picturesque place for photo junkies

September 22, 2017
Snapping artsy shots of factories at night is a trendy activity among Japanese these days.

Hey! Get off base and check out these events in Japan!

Base Info
September 22, 2017
Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated September 22) OEDO ANTIQUE FAIR (Tokyo): Oct.