2022 Year in Review – My Favorite Getaway Destinations in Japan

2022 was an unforgettable year to be living overseas. As a Sailor, I am so grateful for the chance to have been able to explore classic getaway destinations in Japan.…

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Niigata – Wara Art Festival and the Ultimate Rice Celebration

Niigata is Japan's premier rice growing region. Every autumn, Nishikan Ward hosts the Wara Art Festival, an event that features creatures constructed entirely out of rice straw. Believe you me,…

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