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Speaking Japanese: exchanging your money

Exchanging your money
 
If you’re out in town and need to go to a bank to get some yen, try using the following phrases....

Save on calories this holiday season...

Save on calories this holiday season …

It’s a proven fact that many of us gain weight during the holidays. It’s just not as...

A sign posted inside a Navy Exchange at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, informs servicemembers of an alcohol ban, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan-based servicemembers hit with alcohol ban after fatal crash on Okinawa

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has ordered servicemembers in Japan not to buy or consume alcohol until further notice following a...
U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty speaks to reporters at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Futenma relocation necessary for dealing with N. Korean threats, Hagerty says

TOKYO — “Considerable progress” is being made on a controversial project to relocate a large Marine base within Okinawa, the United States’ new...

Rina Shimabukuro is seen in an image from a Fuji Television broadcast. Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a former Marine who was working as a civilian at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has been charged with murder and rape resulting in death in the slaying of the 20-year-old local woman. SCREENSHOT FROM FUJI TV

Gadson ‘should not be allowed to live,’ victim’s parents say as trial continues

NAHA CITY, Okinawa — The parents of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman murdered last year told a packed courtroom Friday they want the former Air Force...

Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world, in Virginia on July 7, 2011. CHRISTOPHER STOLTZ/U.S. NAVY

Pentagon releases sexual assault data for all its installations for the first time

WASHINGTON – Newly released Pentagon data show Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia has received the most reports of sexual assaults among U.S....

The USS Benfold and Republic of Singapore Navy?s RSS Endurance sail together during Exercise Pacific Griffin 2017, off the coast of Guam, August 28, 2017. COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY

USS Benfold collides with Japanese tugboat during towing exercise; no injuries reported

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – No injuries were reported after a U.S. warship collided with a Japanese commercial tugboat Saturday in Japan’s Sagami...

This video screenshot purports to show North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watching a submarine-launched ballistic missile test in August 2016. SCREENSHOT FROM NDN

North Korea on track to deploy 1st ballistic missile sub, US think tank says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is on an “aggressive schedule” to build and deploy its first operational ballistic-missile submarine, a U.S....

A Japanese driver's damaged vehicle is placed at a police station in Naha, Okinawa, southern Japan Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday when a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with the small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle. KAZUKI SAWADA/KYODO NEWS VIA AP

BAC of Marine involved in fatal Okinawa crash was triple Japan’s limit, police say

TOKYO – An Okinawa-based Marine’s blood-alcohol content was triple Japan’s legal limit Sunday when his vehicle collided with a minitruck,...
Army Staff Sgt. Sean Young, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment training room noncommissioned officer, strums the guitar during music therapy with Danielle Kalseth, 673d Medical Operations Squadron creative arts and music therapist, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 2, 2017. Music therapy sessions help rehabilitate patients with traumatic brain injury. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russell

Brain injury sufferers find benefits in music therapy program

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska, Nov. 16, 2017 — Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain injury...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Jimenez

VMFA-121 trains to fuel airpower in contaminated environments

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121...

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