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Awkward family visit shifts to raucous fun

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    “When we arrived on Okinawa, there was a strange familiarity, even though we were more than 4,600 miles away from home,” writes Kristen Consillio. “We could’ve easily mistaken it for another Hawaiian island, aside from the vending machines on every corner, tiny box-shaped cars and billboards in foreign script — a clear sign that we were in a faraway land.”

Whatever you do, don’t embarrass me in front of my family,” my husband implored before we left on a trip to Okinawa, his birthplace, on New Year’s Day. Read more

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