U.S. returns small strip of land at Futenma air base

/ Jul 31, 2017

U.S. returns small strip of land at Futenma air base

The United States on Monday returned a small part of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Japan. The return of the roughly 4-hectare strip of land from the 481-hectare base is apparently aimed at showing residents the central government is making progress in reducing ...

Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

Jul 28, 2017

Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

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Every year, toward the beginning of July, the waters of Zamami Island — so blue as to seem synthetic — are disturbed by a fleet of yachts. Almost 60 in number, the yachts cut elegant figures across the ocean, their hulls heeling and sails ...