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Exploring Japan: Walk back in time in ‘Little Edo’ Kawagoe

Streets lined with traditional clay-walled warehouses, a three-tiered bell tower, a majestic castle and numerous Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples make Kawagoe a highlight of eastern Japan.

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Exploring Japan: Uncovering the wonders of Kamakura

A convenient 20-minute train ride from Yokosuka or approximately one hour from Tokyo Station, Kamakura is a fantastic choice for a day trip that offers visitors a variety of experiences: towering bamboo groves, mysterious caves, elegant Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, and hands-on workshops that will leave a lasting impression of this ancient capital.

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My Paradise: Retro seaside fun in Japan's Atami

A convenient 1.5-hour train ride from Yokosuka, Atami (the town’s name means “hot sea”) has been a famous hot spring destination for over a millennium.

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VIDEO: Okinawa's Okuma Beach great getaway in Japan

On Okinawa there are many beaches perfect for a fun day for visitors to choose from. But, Okuma Beach managed by Kadena FSS is one you won’t want to miss.


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Education

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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VIDEO: Exploring Japan: Bullfights a unique Okinawa experience

Bullfights on Okinawa are a huge spectacle that draw huge crowds of people cheering on their favorite bulls.


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Food & Drink

VIDEO: Got a cold? Get well with some delicious Japanese dishes

Winter is the time where there are more chances of getting sick than in any other seasons.

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Food & Drink

Taste of Japan: 5 things to know when eating sushi

My introduction to sushi was at my university canteen. Every week I would buy a small sushi lunch box filled with salmon, tuna, and other such exoticisms.

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Food & Drink

VIDEO| The wonders of Japanese convenience stores

Located throughout Japan, convenience stores sell virtually everything you need in daily life.

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Food & Drink

My Faves: Tasty and crispy Japanese tempura

According to Showa Sangyo, a major flour manufacturer/supplier in Japan, it was in the Edo Era (1603 – 1868) when tempura became of part of Japanese cuisine publicly.

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Community News

MOMC: Military children, tell us your story!

Hey, all you kids in the military community need to read this.

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Helpful tips for foreigners visiting a Japanese onsen

Onsen in Japan, as hot springs are known, are a highly popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Their relaxing hot waters are steeped in tradition, and onsen are considered a must-do when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Exploring Japan: 10 major Japanese cities to put on bucket list

Would you rather shop for the hottest trends or visit historical spots? Swim among tropical fish or feed crackers to friendly deer?

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'Power Spots' in Japan rejuvenate locals, foreigners alike

Everyone is looking for an edge. In Japan, folks depend on “Power Spots” that are believed to cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate one’s mind and soul. Simply, they give you an edge. Luck, if you will.

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