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Reuters
Russia defends intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane over BalticU.S. Air Force RC-135S Cobra Ball is pictured at Kadena U.S. Air Force Base on
Russia defends intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane over Baltic
Reuters / Posted 2 hours ago
U.S. Air Force RC-135S Cobra Ball is pictured at Kadena U.S. Air Force Base on Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa in this photo taken by Kyodo on April 10, 2012. Mandatory credit. A RC-135 U.S. reconnaissance aircraft is shown in this undated... Read more
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Boston Globe
Taps for the last of a true band of brothersas a teenage combat engineer, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, survived st
Taps for the last of a true band of brothers
Boston Globe / Posted 11 hours ago
as a teenage combat engineer, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, survived strafing by German planes, and served on Okinawa in the Pacific. Despite that globe-crossing odyssey, he never spoke of the war until the last year of his life, said... Read more
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WestportNow
Albert F. Pfister, Sr., 88and Providence College, Class of 1952. Following college, he enlisted in the U
Albert F. Pfister, Sr., 88
WestportNow / Posted 20 hours ago
and Providence College, Class of 1952. Following college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in Okinawa, Japan. He had a successful career as personnel director with AT&T, formerly Western Electric Co. A friendly, kind... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
MEET A VETERAN: WWII Navy veteran was aboard minesweepers off Iwo Jima, Okinawa Posted Apr. 29, 2016 at 12:26 PM Posted Apr. 29, 2016 at 12:26 PM In the se
MEET A VETERAN: WWII Navy veteran was aboard minesweepers off Iwo Jima, Okinawa
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 20 hours ago
Posted Apr. 29, 2016 at 12:26 PM Posted Apr. 29, 2016 at 12:26 PM In the service: Aloysius Telgarsky, 90, of Lisbon, served on a minesweeper in the U.S. Navy during... Read more
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Japan Update
Facilities offer free entry for kids during Golden Weeksightseeing spots and theme parks allow free entry for kids during the week. Be
Facilities offer free entry for kids during Golden Week
Japan Update / Posted yesterday
sightseeing spots and theme parks allow free entry for kids during the week. Below is a list of participating facilities on Okinawa. Okinawa Peace Memorial Park in Itoman has free entry to its pay-facilities for children under 18 years of age on... Read more
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Japan Update
Okinawa Espada goes on exhibit in Churaumi AquariumOkinawa Churaumi Aquarium announced on Apr. 27th that they have succeeded to br
Okinawa Espada goes on exhibit in Churaumi Aquarium
Japan Update / Posted yesterday
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium announced on Apr. 27th that they have succeeded to bring to exhibit a live Okinawa Espada that is a very thin cutlass fish resembling an eel. This is the first time Churaumi Aquarium has the species on exhibit in the... Read more
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Japan Update
Miyako doctor found stealing medical booksThe Okinawa Prefectural Hospital Administration announced Apr. 28th that a male
Miyako doctor found stealing medical books
Japan Update / Posted yesterday
The Okinawa Prefectural Hospital Administration announced Apr. 28th that a male doctor in his 40s who worked in the Prefectural Hospital on Miyako Island was found to be in possession of about 1,000 items that had been reported stolen from the... Read more
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Los Angeles Dodgers
First-Place Dodgers Take On San Diego Tomorrow Through Sunday9th Marine Regiment as part of the S3 in the Regimental Headquarters, providing
First-Place Dodgers Take On San Diego Tomorrow Through Sunday
Los Angeles Dodgers / Posted yesterday
9th Marine Regiment as part of the S3 in the Regimental Headquarters, providing logistical support as units deployed from Okinawa, Japan. His accolades include being a 10th award Expert Marksman and receiving the Navy Achievement Medal. Jenkins... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Raps readied over lost votesthe issue immediately as there is a seeming pattern like in the case of Marcos
Raps readied over lost votes
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
the issue immediately as there is a seeming pattern like in the case of Marcos whose votes in Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait and Okinawa were credited to rival Sen. Gregorio Honasan. “The Comelec can initiate a motu propio investigation to verify this... Read more
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Japan Update
Leatherback turtle stuck in Yomitan fishermen’s fixed netbut was confirmed dead about noon on the same day. It’s rare for a leatherback
Leatherback turtle stuck in Yomitan fishermen’s fixed net
Japan Update / Posted 2 days ago
but was confirmed dead about noon on the same day. It’s rare for a leatherback turtle be found in the waters close to Okinawa. The last time one was caught here was 16 years ago. The leatherback turtle grows to more than 2 meters long... Read more
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Coconuts Manila
All things cute and yummy at the Bunny Bakerand flavorful. Though none of their flavors is super shocking, they're interest
All things cute and yummy at the Bunny Baker
Coconuts Manila / Posted 2 days ago
and flavorful. Though none of their flavors is super shocking, they're interesting enough to make you curious. Serenitea’s Okinawa, salted caramel and Kahlua are our top picks. I’d go for their cakes if I want something nice to look at, but for... Read more
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Daily Mail
Defense Department honors the best in military photography from 2015U.S. Air Force pararescuemen helping evacuate earthquake victims in Nepal to Ma
Defense Department honors the best in military photography from 2015
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen helping evacuate earthquake victims in Nepal to Marines training on an endurance course in Okinawa This year, more than 2,432 photos were entered in the annual competition and Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston, a... Read more
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Japan Update
Naha Haarii starts Okinawa summer festival seasonNaha Haarii, a.k.c. Dragon Boat Races, one of the largest festivals of the year
Naha Haarii starts Okinawa summer festival season
Japan Update / Posted 2 days ago
Naha Haarii, a.k.c. Dragon Boat Races, one of the largest festivals of the year, marks the start of the long season of Okinawa’s Festivals. (Photos 那覇市提供) The Golden Week gets officially started tomorrow with a national holiday called ‘Showa-no Hi’... Read more
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Japan Update
James Skinner to hold lecture at Okinawa Convention CenterHe appears on TV a lot, and is well known as an economic and financial commenta
James Skinner to hold lecture at Okinawa Convention Center
Japan Update / Posted 2 days ago
He appears on TV a lot, and is well known as an economic and financial commentator. Skinner will give his lecture at Okinawa Convention Center Theater on May 22nd. Doors to the venue open at noon, with the lecture running... Read more
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Mashable
25 powerful photos showcase the finest in military photographybooby trap in the “Pit and Pond” obstacle during the endurance course on April
25 powerful photos showcase the finest in military photography
Mashable / Posted 2 days ago
booby trap in the “Pit and Pond” obstacle during the endurance course on April 19 at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan. The endurance course is the final event Marines participating in jungle warfare training must face, trudging... Read more
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The Manila Times
Dagdag-bawas spreading – Marcosto Marcos. So far, incidents of dagdag-bawas (vote padding-vote shaving) have
Dagdag-bawas spreading – Marcos
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
to Marcos. So far, incidents of dagdag-bawas (vote padding-vote shaving) have been reported in Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait, Okinawa (Japan) and the United States. Many incidents were also posted on social media, particularly on... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Whatever happened to Charlie, the alligator at the Battleship North Carolina? - MyReporter.comthe course for the Battleship as well as steered it when it was out to sea; he
Whatever happened to Charlie, the alligator at the Battleship North Carolina? - MyReporter.com
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
the course for the Battleship as well as steered it when it was out to sea; he remembered crossing the Pacific going to Okinawa and those important battles. He also showed us his battlestations job: he stood out at the huge gyro outside the... Read more
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The Financial Express
Saudi Arabia opens new phase in Asia oil market turf war with China spot salean industry source familiar with the matter. The shipment moved out of Aramco’
Saudi Arabia opens new phase in Asia oil market turf war with China spot sale
The Financial Express / Posted 3 days ago
an industry source familiar with the matter. The shipment moved out of Aramco’s storage site on the Japanese island of Okinawa that it operates as protection against supply disruptions and to react quickly to short-term demand. Russia has... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Australia And the South China SeaUS military personnel through bases in those countries.This is in addition to t
Australia And the South China Sea
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
US military personnel through bases in those countries.This is in addition to the already extensive US military presence on Okinawa, Guam and elsewhere, directed at the PRC. US nuclear-armed submarines also patrol in the waters of the South China... Read more
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Japan Today
U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights ‹ Japan Todayhas been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them
U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 3 days ago
has been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them were deployed on the southern island of Okinawa in 2014. By sending eight of the tilt-rotor Ospreys to help with relief efforts for survivors of recent earthquakes... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
New Mississippi music: And The Echo debutsTruckers to play Jackson The band’s debut album is divided into two halves of
New Mississippi music: And The Echo debuts
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
Truckers to play Jackson The band’s debut album is divided into two halves of tonality. Breezy, bright tracks like “Okinawa,” “Sw33t Sixt33n” and “Smoke and Mirrors” open the album with more of a traditional pop focus. The album peaks in... Read more
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FOX Business
Oil Rises but Threat of Supply Surprise Lingersin Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it said. The cargo will be lifted
Oil Rises but Threat of Supply Surprise Lingers
FOX Business / Posted 3 days ago
in Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it said. The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported. Citi said it was likely that Saudi... Read more
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FOX Business
Oil Rises but Threat of Supply Surprise Lingersany doubts to rest," it said. Continue Reading Below The cargo will be lifted
Oil Rises but Threat of Supply Surprise Lingers
FOX Business / Posted 3 days ago
any doubts to rest," it said. Continue Reading Below The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported. Citi said it was likely that Saudi... Read more
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FOX Business
Oil Prices Rise But Possible Battle for Market Share Caps Gainsin Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it said. The cargo will be lifted
Oil Prices Rise But Possible Battle for Market Share Caps Gains
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
in Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it said. The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported. Citi said it was likely that Saudi... Read more
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FOX Business
Oil Prices Rise But Possible Battle for Market Share Caps Gainsin Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it said. The cargo will be lifted
Oil Prices Rise But Possible Battle for Market Share Caps Gains
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
in Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it said. The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported. Citi said it was likely that Saudi... Read more
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FOX Business
U.S. Crude Price Edges Up, but Concerns Over Saudi Output Cap Gainsin Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it added. The cargo will be lifted
U.S. Crude Price Edges Up, but Concerns Over Saudi Output Cap Gains
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
in Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it added. The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported. Citi said it was likely that Saudi... Read more
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FOX Business
U.S. Crude Price Edges Up, but Concerns Over Saudi Output Cap Gainsin Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it added. The cargo will be lifted
U.S. Crude Price Edges Up, but Concerns Over Saudi Output Cap Gains
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
in Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," it added. The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported. Citi said it was likely that Saudi... Read more
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Japan Update
Ryukyu Bank to offer Yen withdrawals by foreign cardscards, cash cards and debit cards. The ATMs offering this service are limited
Ryukyu Bank to offer Yen withdrawals by foreign cards
Japan Update / Posted 4 days ago
cards, cash cards and debit cards. The ATMs offering this service are limited in number, and located at 19 points on Okinawa such as Naha Airport and some department stores. The Ryukyu Bank is scheduled to install about 10 more similar ATMs... Read more
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Japan Update
Sunabe Seawall gets underwater post boxto attract people and promote the ocean off Chatan as a diving destination. It’
Sunabe Seawall gets underwater post box
Japan Update / Posted 4 days ago
to attract people and promote the ocean off Chatan as a diving destination. It’s the second post-in-the ocean project on Okinawa after a similar post box was placed in the ocean off Umisora Park in Naha City a few years back. Only the Chatan’s... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flightshas been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them
US Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
has been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them were deployed on the southern island of Okinawa in 2014. By sending eight of the tilt-rotor Ospreys to help with relief efforts for survivors of recent earthquakes... Read more
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The Star
U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flightshas been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them
U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights
The Star / Posted 4 days ago
has been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them were deployed on the southern island of Okinawa in 2014. By sending eight of the tilt-rotor Ospreys to help with relief efforts for survivors of recent earthquakes... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flightshas been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them
U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
has been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them were deployed on the southern island of Okinawa in 2014. By sending eight of the tilt-rotor Ospreys to help with relief efforts for survivors of recent earthquakes... Read more
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Japan Update
Southeast Botanical Gardens pull all stops for Golden Weekplay pool is open from May 3 through 5 for kids from 3 to junior high age. Sou
Southeast Botanical Gardens pull all stops for Golden Week
Japan Update / Posted 4 days ago
play pool is open from May 3 through 5 for kids from 3 to junior high age. Southeast Botanical Gardens in Chibana, Okinawa City, has been a fixture as a central Okinawa sightseeing spot for decades. Over the years it has seen its ups and... Read more
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Japan Update
Chicken and waffles are not so strange bedfellowsand waffles, I still was curious about who thought of putting this intriguing c
Chicken and waffles are not so strange bedfellows
Japan Update / Posted 4 days ago
and waffles, I still was curious about who thought of putting this intriguing combo together. A chef in Kin Town invented Okinawa Taco Rice, so where and who invented Chicken & Waffles. In my quest for an answer, the exact origin was hard to pin... Read more
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The Financial Express
Oil prices rise on weaker dollar, new cash inflowsin Shandong should lay any doubts to rest,” it added. The cargo will be lifted
Oil prices rise on weaker dollar, new cash inflows
The Financial Express / Posted 4 days ago
in Shandong should lay any doubts to rest,” it added. The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco’s storage in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China’s eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported on Monday. Citi said it was likely... Read more
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Reuters
Oil futures rise on weaker dollar, new cash inflowsShandong should lay any doubts to rest," the bank said. The cargo will be lift
Oil futures rise on weaker dollar, new cash inflows
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
Shandong should lay any doubts to rest," the bank said. The cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, Reuters reported on Monday. "It looks increasingly... Read more
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Daily Mail
Diners are all aflutter over owl cafe in Japantypes for customers to enjoy with many travelling far to visit the cafe Custom
Diners are all aflutter over owl cafe in Japan
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
types for customers to enjoy with many travelling far to visit the cafe Customer Eiichi Hirae travelled from the island of Okinawa, almost 1,000miles from Tokyo, to visit the owl cafe. He says: 'In Okinawa where I come from there are no owl cafes... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
WW II Vet to honor wife and lost friends on 'Honor Flight'an L3B, who lived through hundreds of kamikaze attacks and a rain of friendly f
WW II Vet to honor wife and lost friends on 'Honor Flight'
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 4 days ago
an L3B, who lived through hundreds of kamikaze attacks and a rain of friendly fire metal to fly American colors after Okinawa. "It was sheer torture,” said Ducharme. "There wasn't a sound. It was dead silent,” he said when Marines took down... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Reason Why Oil Dropped: Saudis Set To Boost Production In Scramble For Chinese Demanda source with knowledge of the deal said. The 730,000-barrel cargo will be lif
The Reason Why Oil Dropped: Saudis Set To Boost Production In Scramble For Chinese Demand
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
a source with knowledge of the deal said. The 730,000-barrel cargo will be lifted in June from Aramco's storage in Japan's Okinawa prefecture and shipped to China's eastern province of Shandong, the source said. Which brings us back to Ed Morse... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Lawmakers slam plot to steal vote overseaspolitical parties should file a complaint and present their evidence of poll ch
Lawmakers slam plot to steal vote overseas
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
political parties should file a complaint and present their evidence of poll cheating in Hong Kong, Guam, Dubai, Kuwait and Okinawa, Japan before the poll body can investigate the reported discrepancies. “Our challenge and appeal to all voters is... Read more
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The Christian Post
Kong Hee Says Light of Christ Shining in Japan Amid Earthquake Tragedyfor everybody," said Marine Corps pilot Chris Murray, commander of a squadron o
Kong Hee Says Light of Christ Shining in Japan Amid Earthquake Tragedy
The Christian Post / Posted 5 days ago
for everybody," said Marine Corps pilot Chris Murray, commander of a squadron of V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft based in Okinawa, Japan. Kong, who has been conducting worship and healing services across several different East Asian countries... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Romuladez asks Comelec to explain alleged diverting of his OFW votes in HKPoe and vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. demanded th
Romuladez asks Comelec to explain alleged diverting of his OFW votes in HK
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
Poe and vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. demanded the Comelec to explain the reported discrepancies. Marcos protested the diverting of his votes in Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait and Okinawa in favor of Sen. Gregorio... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
A world of experiencesat Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. “I then received orders (in 1988) for
A world of experiences
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. “I then received orders (in 1988) for the Pacific Logistics Support Center in Okinawa, Japan,” Reid recalled. “The center was the central location for aircraft parts throughout much of the Pacific, and I... Read more
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Japan Today
3 Chinese coast guard ships enter Japanese waters off Senkakus ‹ Japan Todayfirst such intrusion by Chinese government ships since April 14. The incident
3 Chinese coast guard ships enter Japanese waters off Senkakus ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 5 days ago
first such intrusion by Chinese government ships since April 14. The incident occurred around the uninhabited islands in Okinawa Prefecture at around 10:10 a.m. and was spotted by one of its patrol ships, the coast guard said. The... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Marcos: My votes going to Honasanby the voting machines had Honasan’s name instead of his. The incidents were r
Marcos: My votes going to Honasan
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
by the voting machines had Honasan’s name instead of his. The incidents were reported in Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait and Okinawa. “Only a few voted so far [under the OAV], but what about when millions of votes are involved? What will happen?”... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Overseas voters slam poll fraudvoters said Marcos, Romualdez and Binay were among the candidates who lost the
Overseas voters slam poll fraud
Manila Standard Today / Posted 5 days ago
voters said Marcos, Romualdez and Binay were among the candidates who lost the votes in Hong Kong, Guam, Dubai, Kuwait and Okinawa, Japan. Marcos and Romualdez raised the alarm when voters from these five countries barraged their offices with... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
ANNIVERSARY - Ratcliffe(Kaz) Ratcliffe of Calabash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They wer
ANNIVERSARY - Ratcliffe
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 6 days ago
(Kaz) Ratcliffe of Calabash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at All Souls Anglican Church in Okinawa, Japan, by the presiding Bishop of Okinawa. During their life-time together they lived in six different countries... Read more
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examiner.com
Questions linger; Obama may apologize to Japan for US saving millions of livesForces and Japanese civilians conducted themselves during the course of the Pac
Questions linger; Obama may apologize to Japan for US saving millions of lives
examiner.com / Posted 6 days ago
Forces and Japanese civilians conducted themselves during the course of the Pacific Theater of War. With the Battles of Okinawa and Saipan still fresh in the minds of American fighting men, the Allies had no reason to believe that Japanese... Read more
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Air Force Times
New air contingent in Philippines will bolster relations but could aggravate Chinathe Chinese show up and do something aggressive off the [Philippine] coast, we
New air contingent in Philippines will bolster relations but could aggravate China
Air Force Times / Posted 7 days ago
the Chinese show up and do something aggressive off the [Philippine] coast, we need something closer than Guam or Okinawa,” said Gregory Poling, an expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C.,... Read more
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Japan Update
Number of visitors in 2015 mark new recordThe Okinawa Prefecture Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports have announced
Number of visitors in 2015 mark new record
Japan Update / Posted 7 days ago
The Okinawa Prefecture Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports have announced official numbers of visitors to the prefecture. According to the figures, a total of 7,936,300 people visited the prefecture during 2015 setting a new record for both... Read more
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