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Emmett, Brooke, Emma Lynn and Cpl. Preston Fouch play with toys in Emmett's sensory room May 8, 2014. Emmett was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in July 2013. TRICARE is currently evaluating treatment therapy options for children with autism.  MARYANN HILL/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Tricare seeking right mix of therapies for kids with autism

Nearly 15,000 military children with autism receive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services, usually 20 or more hours of therapy per week, to...

The 374th Operational Support Squadron at Yokota Air Base controls air traffic over Tokyo's western suburbs and parts of Saitama, Tochigi, Gunma, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Niigata, Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan seeks to route flights through US-controlled airspace in western Tokyo

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — American and Japanese authorities are negotiating who gets to control aircraft passing over western Tokyo amid efforts to...

More USS Ronald Reagan sailors sanctioned in drug probe aboard carrier

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Additional details released this week about a drug ring run by USS Ronald Reagan sailors revealed that the number of...

Did you know?: Blue Seal Ice Cream

There are many symbols of “Old America” on the island. Foremost Blue Seal is an ice cream brand that originated in the U.S. and developed in...

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Shichi-Go-San: It all adds up on Japan's 7-5-3 Day

If you visit a Japanese shrine or temple in November, you will likely see a lot of young children dressed in beautiful traditional attire and...

Midshipmen and cadets from South Korea's Army, Navy and Air Force academies visit the USS Wasp at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.  JAMES BOLINGER/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan hosts future S. Korean military officers weeks after flap over ‘rising sun’ flag

SASABO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Future South Korean military officers checked out the USS Wasp and its homeport of Sasebo, Japan, Tuesday during a tour...

An aerial photo of two Senkaku islands, Kitakojima, top, and Minamikojima.  COURTESY OF JAPAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

Japan to develop underwater drone to defend remote islands against Chinese

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan plans to develop a large underwater drone to monitor its remote islands as Tokyo continues to build up assets set to...

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks Tuesday with reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland during a meeting of top uniformed leaders from 80 nations to discuss the threat of global terrorism.  COREY DICKSTEIN/STARS AND STRIPES

Nuclear talks with North Korea may affect US military posture, Dunford says

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States will have to change its military posture on the Korean Peninsula if nuclear talks with North Korea advance...

The nation's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, is homeported at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.  KENNETH ABBATE/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Two USS Ronald Reagan sailors accused of distributing LSD, other drug charges

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A pair of USS Ronald Reagan sailors is facing charges that include the possession and distribution of a controlled...

The crowd watches Blue Impulse, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's precision flight team, at Iruma Air Base, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.  THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

Air show draws nearly 200,000 spectators to Japanese base near Yokota

IRUMA AIR BASE, Japan — Japanese warplanes showed off in the skies close to the home of U.S. Forces Japan over the weekend during an air show at...

Japanese paratroopers ride in a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during the Keen Sword exercise, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

US, Japan move into final stretch of ‘largest and most complex’ field exercise

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. and Japan are in the final stretch of a large, complex field training exercise that has 10,000 American...

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