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Celebrate Girls Day in Japan on March 3!

Every March 3 in Japan is Hinamatsuri, a special Japanese holiday set aside to commemorate the growth, happiness, and prosperity of young girls.

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When and where to see cherry blossoms in Japan this spring

Planning your dream trip to Japan in spring for cherry blossom season? Here is where and when is the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Japan in 2024!

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Video: Exploring Japan: Stray into Jurassic, feudal ages near Fukui Station

A 3.5-hour train ride from Tokyo, Fukui Prefecture is known as Dinosaur kingdom as 80 percent of Japan’s dinosaur fossils are found in the prefecture.

Food & Drink

VIDEO: Japan Kitchen: Easy recipe for famous CoCo's curry

The recipe below is meant to replicate your favorite CoCo’s curry sauce and, best of all, it can be personalized with whatever ingredients you enjoy


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Congratulate your 2024 graduate in Stripes Grad Tab

High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab, highlighting information on all of the Pacific DoDEA high schools and their graduating classes.

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Your vote counts!: Time to vote for the Best of the Pacific 2024

It's a new year, and it’s time once again to turn your attention to the yearly tradition unlike any other – Best of the Pacific voting season!


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What’s happening in Tokyo this March?

Festivals, flea markets, and music to celebrate spring

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Food & Drink

MY FAVES: Local foods of cities hosting U.S. bases in Japan

Visiting a new place for the first time can make for some exciting discoveries. One of these is especially true when trying the local food for the first time.

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VIDEO: Don’t miss Japan’s rest areas while traveling along expressways

Smooth roads and convenience aside, Japan’s parking and service areas are another feature well worth hopping in a car to explore.

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Explore Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

With daily commuter numbers topping a million, the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line is one of Tokyo’s busiest.

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Food & Drink

Japan Kitchen: Easy recipe for Japanese tempura

Tempura used to be a dish that required great skill and experience.

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Hanami 2024: The ultimate guide to cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

Sakura (cherry blossom) marks the beginning of spring. The sakura’s fleeting life span, analogous to that of human life, encourages us to infuse our lives with more future nostalgia.

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United announces daily nonstop flights between Guam and Tokyo-Haneda

New flights create a more direct link between Guam and Tokyo’s city center. Service is scheduled to start on May 1 and tickets will go on sale tonight.

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Exploring Japan: Glamping locations in and around Tokyo

Glamping may very well be the perfect user-friendly experience of Japan’s great outdoors.

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