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Okinawa governor doubts effectiveness of curfew on U.S. servicemen

May 28, 2016

Okinawa governor doubts effectiveness of curfew on U.S. servicemen

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga on Saturday expressed doubts about the effectiveness of a midnight curfew and other measures the U.S. military has taken to tighten discipline among American troops in nation’s southernmost prefecture. Onaga spoke with Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, the head of U.S. ...

Poverty and boredom gnaw at Japan

| May 28, 2016

Poverty and boredom gnaw at Japan

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Boredom, poverty and war: three themes you’d think would be extinct by now. They’re not — war because humankind as a whole is more peaceably inclined than ever before, poverty because of an abundance of riches and boredom because … doesn’t it go without ...

May 28, 2016

Pentagon chief Carter cancels visit to Japan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has canceled his visit to Japan, it was learned Friday. Carter was considering traveling to Japan ahead of a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Security Summit, which is set to start on June 3. But the Pentagon ...