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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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VIDEO: Exploring Okinawa: Getaway to mellow Minna Island

Unwind on Minna Island off Okinawa’s Motobu Peninsula.

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Did you know?: Bon Odori, traditional dance at Japanese summer festival

In midsummer, many step out in yukata, or summer kimono, and gather in parks which are colorfully decorated with lanterns – to eat, drink and perform traditional dances to the beat of Japanese folk music.

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VIDEO: Explore the world of modelmaking, Tamiya plamodels at Okinawa’s Urasoe Art Museum 

“Tamiya Ten,” which runs till Aug. 29 and is hosted by major plastic model maker Tamiya, features an extensive history of modelmaking in Japan.

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Take a tour of Tokyo’s legendary warriors

Layered between the civic surfaces of Tokyo’s metropolitan landscapes lies a flood-soaked history of warfare, battle, pride and honor.

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Feel old Japan at Nikko Edo Wonderland

When you think of Japan, images of samurai, ninja, geisha and Kabuki actors may come to mind. But, many of these figures didn’t appear in Japan until the Edo Era from 1603 to 1867.

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Cool down at Veedol Beach near Misawa AB!

The summer heat is reaching peak levels and many are heading to the coast in search of an escape from the steamy city.

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VIDEO: Meet with Sazae-san at Sakura-Shinmachi in Tokyo

Sakura-Shinmachi in south-central Tokyo is a quiet residential area bordered by the Tamagawa River on its western edge.

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'Little Edo' Sawara has old traditional Tokyo feel

Before arriving in Japan, you may have imagined the streets here to be scenes of a movie, with old cobblestone roads and wooden buildings found in the Edo Era (1603-1867).

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VIDEO: Exploring Japan: Tips on riding the bus

Folks, if you haven't tried taking a public bus in Japan, we gotcha covered here. Don't be afraid, get out and explore!

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King of Karaoke: Japanese import keeps world singing

Standing up in front of a crowd at a bar on karaoke night might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but this cultural phenomenon has been around for a long time and continues to draw in new fans.

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Bathing in Japan: Differences between onsen and sento

Most foreigners believe that all public baths are onsen. But that’s not true. There is another type of public bath, sento, that also offers you opportunities to take a good soak.

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Fun in Japan: Ziplining through Hakone’s beautiful forest

Hakone is a beautiful town in a mountainous region blessed with impressive views of Mt. Fuji over Lake Ashinoko.

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