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July 26, 2016
When I was a kid, I was always excited to hear of a typhoon coming Okinawa’s way.
This photo, provided by Okinawa Regional Customs, shows a substance Japanese police would describe only as a "stimulant," connected to the April arrest of a U.S. civilian working at Kadena Air Base. 	 Courtesy of Okinawa Regional Customs
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Kadena civilian gets suspended sentence in meth case

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July 26, 2016
 CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A civilian employee at Kadena Air Base received a suspended sentence for importing and abusing methamphetamine, a serious and rare crime in drug-averse...
A Super Stallion helicopter returns to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, July 22, 2016. The Japanese government has filed a lawsuit against Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga for failing to retract his revocation of a landfill permit central to the relocation of the air station. George McArthur/U.S. Marine Corps

Japan sues Okinawa governor over permit tied to Futenma relocation

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July 26, 2016
 CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japanese government ended months of diplomacy Friday by filing suit against Okinawa Gov.
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Night & Day: Tokyo and Okinawa provide two distinctly different settings

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July 20, 2016
Editor’s Note: For the purposes of this article, “Tokyo metro area” or “Tokyo” will be used to refer to both the Tokyo metropolitan area and the areas containing Yokota Air Base,...

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