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Mental health technicians assigned to the 48th Medical Group Mental Health Flight converse in the hospital reception area at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The Mental Health Flight is one of many resources available to assist with depression and other mental health concerns. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones)

Women and Depression

Imagine having feelings of worthlessness or helplessness. Imagine being unable to sleep, feeling restless and irritable much of the time, or...
South Korean soldiers stand guard at the Joint Security Area on the border of the two Koreas, May 24, 2017.  AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES

Popular tours to DMZ village suspended

SEOUL, South Korea — Tours to the Korean truce village of Panmunjom have been suspended while authorities await guidance on new arrangements to...

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released

U.S. and Japan kick off Exercise Keen Sword

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Units from the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) began exercise Keen Sword at military...
Marines perform fireman carries during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.  CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES

Marines from Hawaii, Japan face off in Warrior Games on Okinawa

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa — Marines stationed in Hawaii and across Japan recently engaged in some friendly competition aimed at...

Icelandic beer and liquor inside a Reykjavik pub. American sailors and Marines caused a beer shortage in Iceland's capital this weekend, while they were there for the NATO exercise Trident Juncture.  MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES

Iceland bars run out of beer supplying thirsty US sailors, Marines

Several bars in downtown Reykjavik were drunk dry by U.S. sailors and Marines in Iceland participating in NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise.

An Air Force B-1B Lancer flies with a Japanese F-15 above the East China Sea near the Senkaku Islands, Aug. 15, 2017.  COURTESY OF JAPAN AIR SELF-DEFENSE FORCE

Japan developing supersonic glide bombs to defend remote islands also claimed by China

TOKYO — Japan is developing supersonic glide bombs to defend remote islands that include an uninhabited chain in the East China Sea disputed by...

Japan convenience stores are extremely convenient!

Located throughout Japan, convenience stores sell virtually everything you need in daily life.

Undoubtedly you’ve seen the many stores...

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Indulge yourself with this 3-course autumn meal

There’s nothing better than welcoming the fall season with a pumpkin spice latte in your hand and devouring a warm bowl of pumpkin soup. However...
Tofu pumpkin pudding (Photo by Rieko Suzuki)

Halloween Treats: Tofu Pumpkin Pudding

Looking for an alternative to candy and chocolate this Halloween? Enjoy the festive season while staying healthy with this guilt-free tofu pumpkin...

Recipes: Japanese Bloody Mary

Servings: 1
  •  200ml tomato juice
  •  100ml shochu
  • ...

Did you know?: Japanese superfoods

Many Japanese foods are considered superfoods. Fermented foods include natto, miso, shoyu (Japanese soy-sauce) and amazake; teas - matcha, green...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell/RELEASED

Marine Corps Lightning, Hercules meet above the East China Sea

EAST CHINA SEA, (Oct. 23, 2018) – Marines and aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) flexed their muscle Oct. 23, completing...