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The lookout over Honomanu Bay, at Mile 14 on the way to Hana, does its best to take your breath away.  <br>TNS

Maui’s heavenly Hana is more than just a road trip

Hana is most famous not on its own merits, but for the coastal road to it, which is a winding, unbelievably gorgeous tropical adventure of two very narrow lanes.


Temple in Sasayama, Japan, opens up to anime and video game subculture

Daikokuji temple in Sasayama is dubbed the “Shoso-in of the Tanba area” after the repository in Nara that dates back to the eighth century. Tanba is the area in Hyogo Prefecture where Sasayama is located. The temple is said to have been opened by a hermit sometime between 645 and 650, during the Asuka period, to pray for the nation’s peace and security.


Hawaii center lets kids learn while having fun

Let’s from the get-go concede one problem with Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center: It’s hard to get a kid to leave this prepubescent paradise.

A curious journey through southwest China

It was a road trip through one of China’s most tightly controlled regions. We were closely monitored. Each time we stopped at an attraction, two to five SUVs full of brooding middle-aged men would park behind us.


9 fun things in Honolulu: Foodie finds old favorites and new

Here are nine ways to help make a weekend or so here great — centering on eating and drinking that's not the Cheesecake Factory.


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At Maguro Shoten, the meal is the star of the show

At Maguro Shoten — also known as the “Tuna Demolition Show Restaurant” — folks gather around a sushi bar to watch chefs dismantle their dinner.



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.


Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Fireworks in the Pacific

A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.


Movies on base through Sept. 28

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


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