Travel The Japan Times 2018 May
Yap, the Pacific island Japan has almost forgotten
by Robert Michael Poole Micronesia
An atmosphere of excitement and nervousness rose with the early morning sun on the Micronesian island of Yap.
It is March 1 and the smell of hibiscus drifts through the tibnaw huts. Entire families sit on dried palm fronds, as all ages prepare to perform on behalf of their village in front of the still-powerful tribal chiefs.