Around the World in 80 Days, Day 17: Goodbye, Japan; Hello, Singapore!

It’s #ATW80 Day 17, and Larry and his son Zachary have touched down in country #4: Singapore! Stay tuned for his upcoming review on that country. And while they leave Japan and Okinawa in the rearview mirror, check out Zachary’s latest vlogs on those places: Japan: Zachary takes in Tokyo, visits a Shinto temple, and … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 16: 9-11, Okinawa, and Remembering Who We Once Were

The burst of our own artillery shells was clearly discernible as they landed on the hill in billows of flame and smoke and the whistle that accompanied them and then the boom of the guns in the rear.  Our ears were filled with the din of the battle and the smell of gunpowder penetrated our … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 15: Japan, a Post-War Miracle and Model

Japan.  A country of law, order, duty, respect, cleanliness, tradition, an extraordinary work ethic, low crime rates, and a strong sense of family and national identity—what’s not to like?  This is a remarkable nation populated by a remarkable people. Japan is a great post-Second World War success story.  A feudalistic, emperor-worshipping, and militaristic society prior … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 14: The Forgotten Battle of Okinawa

On the anniversary of General MacArthur setting foot in Tokyo to begin the American occupation of Japan in 1945, Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show from a place of monumental historical significance: Okinawa. Home to multiple US military bases and some 40,000 American military personnel, Okinawa is the site of one of … Read more