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Rina Shimabukuro is seen in an undated image from a Fuji Television broadcast.  FUJI TV SCREENSHOT

US, Japan agree to compensate family of slain Okinawa office worker

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The U.S. and Japanese governments have agreed to pay an undisclosed sum of money to the family of an Okinawa woman who was...

Airmen and families of the 48th Fighter Wing celebrate Independence Day during Liberty Fest at RAF Lakenheath, England, July 4, 2018.  WILLIAM HOWARD/STARS AND STRIPES

Military communities celebrate July 4 with cars, concerts and a carnival

Most U.S. bases in Europe and Japan were quiet Wednesday afternoon, but crowds were expected to pick up for evening July 4 concerts and fireworks...

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain departs Subic Bay, Philippines, aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure, Nov. 28, 2017.  AARON VAN DRIESSCHE/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

US government, sailors and families sue tanker owner over McCain collision

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. government, Navy sailors and victims’ families are seeking more than $66.5 million in damages from the...

With 10 years serving on active duty and another 10 serving in the Air Force Reserve as an aerial gunner, Master Sgt. Pete Pavenski saw a lot of action. He performed duties in the back of a combat-search-and-rescue helicopter where he took part in dangerous rescue missions on the battlefield, saving the lives of an untold amount of injured servicemembers. But the missions got to him. He took his own life Sept. 18, 2017. (Courtesy photo)

Air Force Widow vows to bring awareness to invisible wounds

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- Air Force veteran Stacey Pavenski, 46, of Palm Bay, Florida, has post traumatic stress disorder, but she...

Everything you need to know about tempura in Japan

If you think tempura is just another fried food – think again. This quintessential Japanese cuisine dates back to the Edo Period (1603-1867) and...

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Japan's terrific tuna a tasty treat!

If you go to a sushi restaurant in Japan, tuna will be one of the most popular orders. If you attend a wedding or other type of celebration, tuna...

In Japan, nothing says summer like bonito

Fallen cherry blossoms and greening mountains may be telltale signs that summer is nigh for most. For many in Japan, however, the real harbinger...

Did you know?: Yasukuni Shrine dedicated to warriors and civilians

Yasukuni Shrine has often been seen as a symbol of imperial Japan’s war history. Although it is a Shinto shrine, Yasukuni Shrine doesn’t enshrine...

Runners participate in the Mulberry Island Half Marathon at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, in September 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Setting goals, logging miles: How to train for a running event

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — From a 5K to a full marathon, new and experienced runners alike have one thing on their minds: crossing the finish line. To...

Fleet Activities Sasebo has entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1-C (caution). Prepare to ride out Typhoon Prapiroon until the all-clear is sounded.  WWW.NOAA.GOV

Prapiroon: Sasebo enters TCCOR 1-E

1:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Japan time: Fleet Activities Sasebo has directed Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1-E. Sustained winds of 58 mph...

DeCA reports quarterly fiscal 2018 savings figures

FORT LEE, Va. – The Defense Commissary Agency reported savings percentages for the first and second quarters of fiscal 2018, a timespan from Oct...

With helping in mind, spouse pens Yokosuka how-to book

Ciara Lisette and her husband have PCSed a handful of times. They are no strangers when it comes to finding themselves in a completely new...

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