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Everyone celebrates this guy’s birthday

Travel
December 11, 2017
The Japanese celebrate a national holiday not on Dec. 25th, but instead on the 23rd! While Japan doesn’t recognize Christmas, the Emperor’s Birthday is one of the 16 Japanese...
Photo courtesy of Sapporo City

Sculpted beauty at Sapporo Snow Festival

Travel
December 11, 2017
Hundreds of gigantic, eye-catching castles, shrines, Disney characters and Darth Vader of Star Wars will be shining February in the winter sunlight in Sapporo, the capital of...

MY FAVES: Year-end traditions

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December 11, 2017
Just like in the States, the holiday season is the most cheerful - and busiest - in Japan. With endless bonenkai celebrations heralding the season in the beginning of December,...

Zama soldiers down sailors in Army-Navy flag football

Base Info
December 10, 2017
NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan – Rivals on the field, but comrades in arms off it.

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