Greater foresight by the two governments was thus necessary then, as is a more proactive approach by them today regarding the bases.
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For political reasons, the economic contribution of the Okinawa bases is heavily downplayed, sometimes by five or 10 times as much, in local government publications and the media.
Earlier this week Kyodo News dropped a bombshell (pun intended) by introducing the contents of declassified U.S. documents that the U.S. government turned down a request in June 1978 for its military based in Japan to use its firing and bombing ranges in the ...
It is often said that “generals fight the last battle.” The same could probably be said for disaster responders. However, each disaster presents new challenges.
Japan has made the shift to what was initially seen as “emergency remote teaching” but has been slower to adapt to the new education environment compared to other countries.
Japan and the United States share more sister city relationships with each other than with any other country.
Marshall called his January 1951 trip to Japan “the most important mission thus far of my career.”
Despite the advances the Trump administration made with Taiwan, it left two important actions incomplete, which makes his electoral defeat unfortunate for supporters of Taiwan.
It was twenty-five years ago nearly to the day, following the tragic early September 1995 rape of an Okinawan school girl in Kin Village, Okinawa Prefecture, by three U.S. servicemen — two Marines and a Navy medic — that the Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific Command ...
Twenty-five years ago, on Sept. 4, 1995, a 12-year-old girl was abducted, beaten and raped in the village of Kin, Okinawa Prefecture, by three U.S. servicemen — two marines and a naval medic.