Children gaze at a display of birds at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES

Tokyo museum teaches about history of science, nature and technology

December 14, 2018
One of the largest science museums in Japan, the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo’s Ueno Park, offers visitors a chance to experience and learn natural history as...
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How to avoid overpacking for a long trip

December 11, 2018
Travel requires a lot of patience and meticulous planning. Sometimes, that means bringing a whole lot of stuff.
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Japan's all lit up for the holidays

December 10, 2018
From late autumn through winter, elaborate and colorful light displays – from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa – ring in the holiday spirit with...

Exploring Nara: Delve deeper into this beautiful, deer-loving city

December 11, 2018
Tucked away to the south of Kyoto lies another of Japan’s ancient capitals, Nara.

Lots of great events happening in Japan!

Base Info
November 28, 2018
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 Nov. 28)