China has sparked an increase in tensions with neighboring countries by establishing an air defense identification zone over waters and islands off its east coast also claimed by Japan and Taiwan. When it announced the zone Nov. 23, China's Defense Ministry said aircraft entering the zone must identify themselves and report flight plans to its government.
When your friends visit you in Japan, they will be impressed by how beautiful the mountains are, the cleanliness of the streets, the shrines and customs, but they will eventually notice something disappointing. Where’s all the weird stuff they’ve heard about?
Across from an office park in a convenient Virginia roadside pull-off sits a pair of bins adorned with the Military Family Support Center’s logo, allowing locals to drop off clothes, housewares and other valuables. But none of the donations go to charity.
Stars and Stripes Tablet Edition subscribers get exclusive access to galleries of the most provocative photography around. From unparalleled war photography, to touching memorial coverage, or the most exciting sporting events, every gallery is hand-picked by Stars and Stripes staffers around the world. This gallery is a preview of some of the photography in the Tablet Edition.
Readers' Choice Awards
Vote now for Stripes Readers' Choice Awards 2014 to tell us about your favorite places in Germany - shopping, services, recreation, tourism and food & drink - and you'll be entered to win.