SUN, the Journal of Self-expression, is a collection of literary works, musical compositions, photography, and visual art work. The publication presents the accomplishments of both students and staff from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, located in Japan, Korea, Okinawa, and the Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools located in Guam.
SUN ONE was published in April of 1975 as a showcase of visual art and creative writing for DoDDS Pacific Schools located in Japan, Korea, Okinawa, the Philippines, Taiwan and Midway Island. The 171 entries printed in the first publication were selected out of 5,000 original submissions from students and staff members. Each successive year the publication was expanded until 1980 when SUN 6 included entries by over 500 individuals. Since 1980 the SUN has continued to publish approximately 500 entries each year and a total of over 16,000 creative works have been included on its pages.