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Kadena Air Base – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has partnered with Polaris Industries to offer Polaris off-road and all-terrain vehicles to service members and civilian personnel stationed on Okinawa. The partnership officially kicks off April 23. “This is an easy way for Okinawa Exchange ...
A measles outbreak in Okinawa is causing concerns about tourism ahead of the Golden Week holidays, with 65 infections registered over a one-month period that ended Thursday, the Okinawa Prefectural Government said. Golden Week starts later this month, but hotels in the popular resort area have ...

An outbreak of measles in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa is affecting local tourism ahead of the spring holiday season. Okinawa officials say that by Thursday, 65 people had been confirmed infected with the disease. The outbreak started when a male tourist from Taiwan tested positive on March 20th.
For the third consecutive time, the life expectancy average for women in 2015 was highest in the village of Kitanakagusuku, in Okinawa Prefecture, hitting 89.0 years, a health ministry survey released Tuesday showed. The village of Nakagusuku and the city of Nago, both also in Okinawa, came in Nos.
The outbreak in Okinawa began in March when a tourist from Taiwan tested positive for the disease. All measles cases confirmed in Japan since 2012 have been imported cases. How contagious is measles? Answer: Very. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is spread ...

It is a foregone conclusion that the Okinawa Prefectural Government opposes the Japanese government speeding up embankment work. The N3 seawall that is under construction will stretch southwest from near the tip of Cape Henoko, and will complete the south side land reclamation boundaries.
Genting Cruise Lines announced a new collaboration with Okinawa Agricultural Cooperatives Association (JA Okinawa), and Leospo Incorporated, which will see the company's ships offer local Okinawa-sourced food. This includes Okinawa Wagyu beef and Okinawa Agu pork for its summer cruise ...

'Today Okinawa is one of our most popular summer destinations. We are honoured to be the first cruise line to partner with JA Okinawa and Leospo Inc. on all of our 160 summer cruises to the picturesque islands of Ryukyu this year, where guests of Dream Cruises and Star Cruises will have the privilege to ...
NAHA, OKINAWA - A Japanese court on Wednesday (April 11) sentenced a US Marine to four years in prison for killing a 61-year-old man in a car crash while driving under the influence of alcohol last year, reported Kyodo news agency. Prosecutors had sought six years for Nicholas James-Mclean, 22, ...
WASHINGTON (RNS)—Navy officials are investigating complaints about the placement of a Bible in a public display about POW/MIAs at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, the service's largest overseas medical facility. The investigation, opened April 6, follows the filing of a complaint by the Military Religious ...
Police arrested James-Mclean last November on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death, and drunk driving. He was three times over the legal limit for alcohol in a breathalyzer test. People in Okinawa, which hosts the bulk of U.S. military facilities in Japan, have protested against noise, crimes and ...
Officials were first alerted to the issue Thursday evening, when a complaint was received from the New York-based Law Office of Donald Rehkopf Jr. on behalf of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and 26 families on Okinawa. It was addressed to Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, Navy Medicine West ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have returned from their 11th trip to Okinawa Prefecture. With Akihito scheduled to abdicate the throne next spring, it is said that their March 2729 visit to the southernmost prefecture may be their last. The imperial couple have long harbored deep, sympathetic feelings ...
YOMITAN, OKINAWA PREF. – A memorial service was held at a cave in Okinawa Prefecture on Saturday to mourn 83 villagers who committed mass suicide in the final phase of World War II. Some 30 people, including bereaved families, attended the event at the Chibichiri Gama cave in the village of ...
Margaret Mars Brisbin is a Ph.D. candidate in marine science at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), which probably brings to mind frolicking dolphins and giant schools of tropical fish. But Brisbin's focus is much, much smaller: marine microeukaryotes, the photosynthetic organisms that ...


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