The exotic look created by traditional Japanese homes shadowed by gothic-style cathedrals and a Dutch Trading Post with stone port facilities, makes Hirado a great attraction on the Western island of Kyushu. Fortunately, Hirado is only a 40- to 50-minute drive along Route 22 from Sasebo Naval Base.
Lake Shoji is a hidden gem at the base of Mt Fuji. The smallest of the Fuji Five lakes, it is beautifully quiet and serene, and completely removed from the rest of the bustling, touristy scene surrounding the famous volcano.
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class James Odrowski, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo security department, leads a Navy Security Forces response team during an active shooter drill as part of Citadel Pacific 2019 onboard CFAS June 25, 2019.
Every culture has its own rules regarding etiquette. In Japan, some of these rules are straightforward while others are more subtle. One of the basic concepts of Japanese society is to maintain social harmony by respecting how others might feel.
A while ago, I wrote a post about a road trip that I took with my puppies. I had a long journey coming up (I called it The Great Adventure) and wanted to do a test trip to see what taking my two gremlins on the road would be like.
In the very near future, I will embark on an adventure of a lifetime. I’ll be leaving Japan after almost five years and moving back to the U.S. And to add to the excitement (also known as stress) of quitting my job and starting a new life somewhere brand new, my puppies Hambone and Lulu are coming along for the ride, and it’s a long one.
Locale, a 10-minutes walk from Sagamihara Housing Area, is popular among locals thanks to the highly-reputable chef Toshiharu Nakamura, who has used his training to create a unique take on Italian food.
It’s necessary to give yourself some alone time to unwind and go over the day and what better way than with a tasty meal. This is especially important in Tokyo, the best place for solo dining in the world.
A tasty and traditional dish of Japan awaits just a quick 10-minute bus ride from Hardy Barracks. If you find yourself in the area, or possibly staying overnight, Udon SAKAIDE is the perfect place to experience a great-tasting version of the Japanese udon noodles.