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Volunteers conduct a poison-gas drill in Honolulu in this undated photo on display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Everyone over age 7 in Hawaii was issued a gas mask after the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack.<br>Wyatt Olson/Stars and Stripes

Exhibit details martial law in Hawaii following Pearl Harbor attack

For the past 75 years, America has annually commemorated Japan’s surprise attack on Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. The retelling usually ends there. But for the people in the Territory of Hawaii, it was the beginning of a period of martial law that curtailed the lifestyle and liberties of Hawaiians in a way not experienced by Americans living on the mainland.


Make your way around Oahu's Grand Circle for great local food and exceptional views

If there’s a contest for stunning scenery per mile driven, then a round-trip from downtown Honolulu around the North Shore of Oahu is the grand circle.


Defending the devil: Tasmanian sanctuary protects endangered marsupial

Located about 45 minutes outside Tasmania’s capital of Hobart, Bonorong is the anti-zoo. There is no train ride, no tinny narration by overly enthusiastic guides. Instead, there are typical Australian fauna and species unique to Tasmania.

In the well-preserved Japanese city of Kanazawa, it's yesterday today

Long more popular with Japanese than foreign visitors, the well-preserved city of Kanazawa became much more accessible last year with the opening of a new Shinkansen line. The high-speed trains hurtle from Tokyo in less than 2 ½ hours.


Oahu cruise brings you face to fin with dolphins

There are a number of cruises on Oahu that will take you face to fin with dolphins in the wild, but among the best is the half-day cruise on the Dolphin Star, a double-deck boat custom built for dolphin watching and snorkeling.



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Pottery and Cafe Gunjo offers pizza and Okinawan pottery

A pizzeria that opened recently in Yomitan village is attracting tourists, pottery lovers and gourmets to the center of traditional Okinawan pottery.



festivals and events

On-base activities

A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Off-base events

A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Winter Illuminations

Where to get your glow on at light shows and winter illuminations in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.


Cherry blossom festivals on Okinawa

Cherry blossom festivals on Okinawa.


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