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US Marines commander asks for quiet mourning on Okinawa

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Marines commander in Japan has asked service people in the southwestern region of Okinawa to keep a low profile to show respect after a sailor allegedly stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself, the latest in a series of crimes that have outraged residents. “As a sign of respect […]
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U.S. Navy Sailor and Japanese Woman Are Found Dead in Okinawa

The deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide by the police on the Japanese island, where the presence of United States military forces has long been a source of tension.
Tags: Japan, News, Navy, United States, Murders, United States Navy, Okinawa, Attempted Murders and Homicides, United States International Relations, Suicides and Suicide Attempts, United States Defense and Military Forces, Military Bases and Installations, Okinawa and Other Ryukyu Islands (Japan


US Navy sailor and Japanese woman found dead in Okinawa

A US Navy sailor and a Japanese woman were found dead -- both stabbed -- on Saturday in a bloody apartment bedroom on the Japanese island of Okinawa, police there said.
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The Lifestyle Secrets of Okinawan Centenarians

CNN has a new series called “Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta”, and its first episode examines the lifestyles of the impressive centenarians of Okinawa, Japan. Nearly two-thirds of the residents of Okinawa are still functioning independently at age 97. That meant they were in their own homes, cooking their own meals and living their lives fully — at nearly 100 years old! Here are three factors noted in the show: Ikigai. This means having a sense of purpose in life. Gupta says that one w...
Tags: Family, Retirement, Wikipedia, Marketing, Cnn, Inspirational, Sanjay Gupta, Gupta, Okinawa, Sardinia Italy, Okinawa Japan, Blue Zones Loma Linda USA




Japan beaches you should visit

Japan is an archipelago made up of 6,852 islands — albeit several that are just 3,000 feet in circumference. Even so, it has an astonishing 18,486 miles of coastline, putting it at the top of the list of shoreline-rich countries. (Only Canada, Greenland, Russia, Indonesia, and the Philippines have more, and of those, the first three have frigid waters.) That means that Japan is awash in wonderful beaches. It also has its very own, unique beach culture. On your next trip to Japan, make sure to...
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What Japan's oldest population eats

You have probably heard that Japan consistently has among the highest life expectancy in the world and that the island of Okinawa has the greatest concentration of centenarians (people who live to at least 100).
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What the Land of Immortals eats

You have probably heard that Japan consistently has among the highest life expectancy in the world and that the island of Okinawa has the greatest concentration of centenarians (people who live to at least 100).
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How Japan's oldest population eats

You have probably heard that Japan consistently has among the highest life expectancy in the world and that the island of Okinawa has the greatest concentration of centenarians (people who live to at least 100).
Tags: Japan, News, Stories, Okinawa


How and what Japan's oldest population eats to live so long

You have probably heard that Japan consistently has among the highest life expectancy in the world and that the island of Okinawa has the greatest concentration of centenarians (people who live to at least 100).
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The Land of Immortals: How and what Japan's oldest population eats

The elderly on Okinawa have adopted the philosophy of hara hachi bu, in which they stop eating when they are 80% full, and it's tied to longevity.
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US deploys monitoring aircraft over fears North Korea is preparing to launch rocket

The US has forward deployed a specialist missile reconnaissance aircraft to Japan, apparently out of concern that North Korea is preparing to launch a rocket.  The US Air Force RC-135S aircraft - known as a Cobra Ball - arrived at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa on Saturday evening, the JoongAng newspaper reported on Monday. It flew to Japan from the Indian Ocean base of Diego Garcia after monitoring an anti-satellite missile test conducted by the Indian military.  The US Air Force operates three of ...
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Today in History for April 1st

Highlights of this day in history: Slobodan Milosevic arrested; American forces invade Okinawa; Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews; Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father. (April 1)            [Author: AP]
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Apr 7 - Toward 2020: Teaching Non-English Primary Majors the Basics of L2 Teaching

Okinawa JALT (Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching). April 7 (Sun), 13:00-16:00 in Nishihara, Okinawa. Gaby Benthien.
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Carlyle, Nomura to buy Japan’s Orion Breweries

Carlyle Group said March 25 that it completed a tender offer to buy a 49 percent stake in Orion Breweries while Nomura Capital Partners Co Ltd will own a 51 percent stake. Orion Breweries, of Japan, produces and distributes alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Its main product is the Orion beer brand. PRESS RELEASE Tokyo, Japan – WEBWIRE – Monday, March 25, 2019 Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it completed its tender offer  to acquire shares in Orion Br...
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How gardening may be helping people live longer

Gardening saved Mary Lou Heard’s life. In the 1970s, Heard, who would later become known as Orange County’s patron saint of cottage gardens, went through a divorce that was so devastating she was hospitalized. On the grounds of the hospital, there was a small neglected garden. Mary Lou got down on her hands and knees and, for the first time in a long time, she would later write, felt peace. Now more and more studies are supporting what Mary Lou and many others have known in their hearts all alon...
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Okinawa extends reach in Mumbai with new showroom in Kandivali

With an aim to cater to a larger number of customers, electric two-wheeler...
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Malbeni Akane Illustration Works Art Book Review

Malbeni Akane is an Okinawa born Japanese illustrator based in Tokyo. Her bold and colorful illustrations feature whimsical and fantastical elements exploding into an otherwise mundane, every day life environment, offering jarring but interesting juxtapositions. I was first introduced to the artist’s works through Illustration 2019, an annual publication that collects the very best Japanese illustrators working in the industry. (image above) I always love it when Japanese a...
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Best things to do with kids in Japan

Japan often brings to mind the teeming but ordered masses on Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest intersection, or Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, a must-see — if you can peer through the throngs of tourists. But there’s a lot more to this nation stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk to the South China Sea. The natural and cultural landscape is one of the most varied you’ll find in one island nation, and it’s a great place to discover with kids. The ancient rubs up against the modern almost e...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Africa, Tokyo, South America, Disneyland, Family Travel, Kyoto, Hiroshima, All, Shibuya Crossing, Family Trips, South China Sea, Kansai, Okinawa


Governor wants US, Japan, Okinawa talks on US base move

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Okinawa pushed for three-way talks Friday involving his group of islands, Japan’s central government and the U.S. on how to move forward following a referendum that rejected a relocation plan for an American military base. The referendum is not legally binding but Gov. Danny Tamaki stressed that it holds […]
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Thai Airways Cancel All Flights to Europe and Singapore Airlines Rerouting Flights

( = || []).push({}); Just hours ago, we were told that Thai Airways cancelled all their flights to Europe. This is due to the Kashmir tensions between India and Pakistan. On top of that, Singapore Airlines are rerouting their flights to Europe. There are hundreds of stranded passengers in Bangkok Airport right now. We are posting all the current details on affected flights for Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines. Thai Airways Flights...
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Retired Military and Courts Martial

Just got this link earlier today...food for thought! https://www.military.com/daily-news/...r-service.html I'm going with the rationale, both cases involved Marines that were still "members of the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve", and not "truly" retired. Would be interested to hear Leadcounsel's take on this. Here's the text: The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Defense Department's authority to prosecute retired service members for crimes they commit, even after retirement. The court on T...
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Okinawa: Tokyo to overrule referendum on US base

Japan's PM says plans to relocate a US military base there must go ahead despite a vote against it.
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Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

TOKYO (AP) — The residents of Japan's southwestern island region of Okinawa rejected a relocation plan for a U.S. military base ina referendum, increasing pressure on the national government to change its stance that the facility will be built no matter what.
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Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

TOKYO (AP) — The residents of Japan’s southwestern island region of Okinawa have rejected a relocation plan for a U.S. military base that was put to a referendum, dealing a blow to a bilateral security deal stalled for years. The results of Sunday’s vote showed 72 percent opposed the plan for a Marines air base […]
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Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move: exit polls

Voters on the Japanese island of Okinawa have rejected the relocation of a controversial US military base, according to official results from a non-binding referendum Sunday. With 99 percent of ballots counted, some 72 percent had voted against the move with 19 percent in favour, according to the local government. Opponents of the relocation -- some 434,000 -- had turned out in sufficient numbers to meet the threshold required for Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki to "respect" the result of the sy...
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Okinawa referendum rejects new US military base but Abe likely to press on

Tokyo sees controversial plan for new base at Henoko as key to US security alliance Voters on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have rejected the controversial relocation of a US military base in a referendum, according to local media, but the result is likely to be ignored by the prime minister, Shinzo Abe.Kyodo news agency said its projection based on exit polls indicated that more than a quarter of Okinawa’s 1.16 million eligible voters had opposed the plan – a threshold that requires t...
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Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Voters on the Japanese island of Okinawa have rejected the relocation of a controversial US military base, according to official results from a non-binding referendum Sunday. Some 72 percent voted against the move with 19 percent in favour from a 52 percent turnout, the local government said. Opponents of the relocation -- some 434,000 -- had turned out in sufficient numbers to meet the threshold required for Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki to "respect" the result of the symbolic referendum, it ...
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Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation

TOKYO (AP) — The people of Okinawa voted Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japan, who many see as a burden on the group of tiny southwestern islands.
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Japan's Okinawa 'votes against' controversial US base move: exit polls

Voters on the Japanese island of Okinawa have rejected the relocation of a controversial US military base, according to exit polls from a non-binding referendum cited by local media Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether sufficient numbers of opponents had turned out to meet the threshold required for Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki to "respect" the result of the symbolic referendum. In any case, the vote is non-binding on the central government and turnout appeared to be hovering around 5...
Tags: Japan, News, US, Okinawa, Denny Tamaki