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VIDEO: Exploring Japan: Enjoy Toyama’s traditional townscapes in Inami and Iwase

In the Hokuriku region, central northern part of Honshu, Toyama Prefecture is a treasure box of impressive unique traditional townscapes.

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Taste of Japan: Pairing Japanese side dishes with alcohol

Ever since “washoku,” or traditional Japanese food, was designated an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2013, popular dishes and liquors like sushi, tempura, sukiyaki, sake, shochu and awamori — have been garnering a lot of international attention.

Food & Drink

Why tempura so tempting to Japanese, foreigners

If you think tempura is just another fried food – think again. This quintessential Japanese cuisine dates back to the Edo Period (1603-1867) and is perhaps second only to sushi as Japan’s culinary contribution to the world.

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Hydrangea at Chiba temple will make you glad it’s rainy season

In most parts of mainland Japan, the rainy season begins in early June and continues through to the end of July. This time of year is always humid, hot and stuffy even when it is not raining.


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VIDEO: Virtual Vacation: Quick trip to Japan’s beautiful Hakone

The great thing about this destination is that you don’t have to drive long to reach there if you’re stationed in the Kanto-area bases. From Camp Zama and NAF Atsugi, it’s a short one-hour ride.

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Taste of Japan: Nagoya’s ‘morning service’ tradition a breakfast of champions

In Nagoya, “morning service” is a unique tradition at the local kissaten coffee shops.


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Get published in Stars and Stripes’ Destination Paradise magazine!

It’s time to book your flights and pack your bags to go on your next adventure! We know you love to travel as much as we do and your post in the Pacific provides great access to all the beautiful countries you never imagined you’d get to see.

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Valley of Witches: Explore new Ghibli Park Attraction in Aichi, Japan

This whimsical area is inspired by Studio Ghibli’s witch-related movies and brings the settings of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Earwig and the Witch to life.

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Two new Demon Slayer attractions are opening at Universal Studios Japan

From July 19, 2024 to January 5, 2025, USJ will open two new Demon Slayer-themed rides:

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Stars and Stripes can help you customize T-shirts, tote bags!

Stars and Stripes’ Printshop now offers customized T-shirts and tote bags.

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Camp Zama community theater group aims to entertain with ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ musical

The cast and crew of a community theater group here have worked to build, both figuratively and literally, the “world of pure imagination” they will bring to the stage in their “Willy Wonka Jr.” musical.

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Meiji Maru and Monjayaki: Tokyo’s free museum ship and eating Tsukishima-style

Meiji Maru is a ship with unique bragging rights - it’s the reason for a Japanese holiday.

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Stars and Stripes can help you customize calendars!

Have a favorite family photo, snapshot of an adorable pet or a picture that just makes you smile? Or maybe you want to do something special for your unit or or office staff? Why not customize a calendar!

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