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One man's encounter with a wild boar in Japan

This story was first published six years ago. And, yes, these wild beasts still roam the woods across Japan.

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Be on lookout for Japan’s creepy crows

It was a hot summer morning in early July. I was walking along the residential district of central Tokyo on my usual commute to the office.

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Japan’s Ocean Day to be observed July 15

Japan’s Umi-no-hi, or Ocean Day, will be observed July 15 this year. This national holiday is the unofficial start of the summer season for students, but there are not official celebrations.

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Dance to the beat of a traditional Japanese festival

In the next couple of months, you may see people in summer kimonos gathering in local off-base parks - colorfully decorated with lanterns - to eat, drink and perform traditional dances to the beat of Japanese folk music.


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Attack of feet-feasting fish in Hakone

HAKONE It was a smorgasbord, and I was the main dish. To be clear, my feet were the delectable delights. And the patrons? Well, they happened to be hundreds of so-called “doctor fish.” Not piranhas, but the one-inch monsters were flesh-eaters just the same.

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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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Food & Drink

VIDEO: Japan Kitchen: Cookin’ up Kabocha Korokke

Kabocha korokke, is a common and very popular bento meal item. You’ll find this in many schoolchildren’s lunch boxes when autumn arrives as it’s a great way for moms to get their kids to eat more veggies.

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Food & Drink

Los Angeles-based TacosWay delivers Mexican flavor to Tokyo

Whenever I get homesick or crave some comfort foods, there are a few dishes I turn to. But, usually I think about tacos.

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Community News

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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Food & Drink

Taste of Japan: Satisfy your soy sauce cravings at Chiba’s Kikkoman factory

I can’t live without soy sauce. I can’t help but sprinkle it on virtually anything. From sushi, tempura and other Japanese dishes to rib steak, cutlet, pasta and even, salads, soy sauce is a must regardless of what I’m eating.

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Tokyo Neighborhood Guide: Shibamata 

Complete with classic Edo-period temples, river-crossing services and shopping streets, Shibamata is Tokyo’s home of old-time charm and retro love.

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VIDEO: Rising Sun at Enoshima, Japan

Are you curious about places to go and things to do while you’re stationed in Japan?

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My Faves: Fireworks sites in Japan

Throughout the summer, Japan’s night skies light up with the brilliance of “hanabi,” or fireworks.

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Japan Engineer District welcomes new inductees into ‘Gallery of Distinguished Civilians’

Two former employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Japan Engineer District (USACE JED) were inducted into the District’s ‘Gallery of Distinguished Civilians’ on Thursday, July 11th, 2024, at Camp Zama, Japan.

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