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Okinawa: US military bases hit by Covid-19

The blocking ordinance issued on Saturday morning prohibits almost all movements of tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel outside of the base at the bases, unless approved by an officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel or higher. The order includes the key Kadena Air Base, which describes itself as the hub of US air power in the Pacific, …

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Japan: Rage of coronavirus outbreaks at U.S. Navy bases in Okinawa

The Japanese authorities say they are “shocked” after a significant coronavirus outbreak at two US naval bases in the country. 61 Marines have been infected with the virus in the past few days, spread across two bases in Okinawa Prefecture, which has approximately 26,000 US service employees. “We now have strong doubts that the U.S. military has taken appropriate disease …

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The Japanese governor is calling for a U.S. military meeting after the coronavirus outbreak at Okinawa bases

TOKYO – A Japanese governor asked for a statement after dozens of U.S. Marines were infected with the corona virus at two bases on the southern island of Okinawa. “We find it extremely unfortunate,” said Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki at a press conference on Saturday. “We can’t help but be very concerned about the US military’s infection control measures.” Governor …

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Shuri Castle, a historic tourist magnet on Okinawa, is destroyed by fire

A devastating fire on Thursday destroyed most of Shuri Castle, a top tourist destination on Okinawa, Japan, and a World Heritage Site that once housed a kingdom stretching back over 450 years. The fire, which was first reported at 2:40 in the morning, did not injure anyone and, according to local officials and news reports, was canceled at 11:00 in …

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Unused resource or greenhouse gas threat, found below the crack axis off the coast of Okinawa

Kyushu University researchers have located a large gas reservoir below the rifting axis, using an automated method to derive the velocity of seismic pressure waves from the seismic Reflection is based on data. The reservoir is seen as a dark blue low speed area within higher speed green areas in this two dimensional seismic velocity mapping, which extends over a …

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Japan says US soldier kills wife, even in Okinawa

This photograph shows an apartment where an American soldier and a Japanese woman were found dead on Saturday in Okinawa in southwestern Japan. (Kyodo News about AP) A US soldier killed a Japanese woman and killed herself in Okinawa on Saturday, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in the midst of growing resentment over American troops in southwestern Japan. US. Forces …

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Daisuke Matsuzaka suffers a shoulder injury at a fan event in Okinawa

TOKYO – Daisuke Matsuzaka has suffered numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan, but none of them are. The Chunichi dragons say that Matsuzaka suffers right shoulder pain after An overzealous admirer pulled his limb during a fan event during spring training in Okinawa. Matsuzaka was diagnosed with a limb inflammation as …

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Denny Tamaki, critic of the US bases in Okinawa, wins the election

By Yuri Kageyama | AP 30. September at 10:12 am TOKYO – Denny Tamaki, who campaigned for criticizing the US military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands of Okinawa, won the governorship on Sunday defeating a government-backed candidate status quo ] The race was to elect a successor to Takeshi Onaga, who died of pancreatic cancer in August. He wanted …

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