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The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino is available at Starbucks in Japan through May 16, 2017.<br>Allen Onstott/Stars and Stripes

Starbucks’ new American Cherry Pie Frappuccino available only in Japan

Servicemembers stationed in Japan can’t get the colorful new Unicorn Frappuccino; however, they will be able to try a sweet, limited-edition Starbucks beverage that might remind them of home.



In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Places in Japan to celebrate the bloom.


Create a perfect Hawaii beach getaway on Oahu's North Shore

“Could this be more perfect?” My family and I couldn’t stop turning to each other and saying that the first evening of our October vacation as we sat around an umbrella table on our rented beach cottage’s wooden deck, 20 feet from the sand.

Japan's national sport draws on centuries of tradition

A Japanese sumo tournament isn’t all about the fighting. The bouts, in which two very large, nearly naked men try to push each other out of a rope circle or onto the ground, are only a small part of a tradition that dates back almost 2,000 years and is marinated in Japanese culture and ceremony.


Tourists to see more Western toilets in Japan

The Japan Tourism Agency intends to establish a subsidy system that encourages municipalities to update public washrooms with Western-style toilets in tourist areas, to address the recent influx of foreign tourists, sources said.



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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.


In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Places in Japan to celebrate the bloom.


Movies on base through April 27

Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea


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