Kadena contractor, airman found dead on Okinawa

Base Info
October 18, 2014

TOKYO — Two people assigned to Kadena Air Base on Okinawa were found dead in separate incidents on Saturday.

A Kadena civilian contractor was found dead at an off-base hotel room early Saturday morning, according to an Air Force 18th Wing...

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Rear Admiral Minoru Ota committed suicide in this room, the commander's quarters of the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, in the wee hours on June 13, 1945 as U.S. marines bore down on his position. His favorite poem can be seen scrawled in the background. Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes

Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters serves as a reminder of the bloody battle of Okinawa

Travel
October 20, 2014

Water drips through porous rock in the cool, dark cavern, providing a respite from the subtropical humidity outside. The shrapnel-peppered concrete provides a stark reminder that this refuge was once a battleground.

The Japanese Navy...

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Check out these off-base festivities on Okinawa!

Base Info
October 17, 2014

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up, so get off base and check them out! (This was updated Oct. 17)

YOMITAN POTTERY FESTIVAL: Oct. 18-19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Gala Aoiumi; buy Yomitan pottery produced by 20 local...

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