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A mother and daughter from Hawaii have gifted 36 photos taken soon after Hiroshima, Japan, was destroyed by an atomic bomb to the city's peace museum.  COURTESY OF GAYLE YOSHIKAWA

Mother, daughter donate never-before-seen photos of Hiroshima after atomic bombing

TOKYO — A mother and daughter from Hawaii have given the Hiroshima Peace Museum some never-before-seen photographs taken soon after the city was...

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall D. Schriver visits the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Feb. 14, 2018. DoD photo by Joseph Rini

U.S., allies aim to maintain free, open Indo-Pacific Region

WASHINGTON -- The current international order has been a boon for the nations of Southeast Asia, and the United States is working to ensure the...

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in 2015.  STARS AND STRIPES

Okinawa’s anti-base governor dies of pancreatic cancer at 67

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Okinawa’s anti-U.S. base governor died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday evening, less than two hours after officials...

BIG TIME: Jumbo draw offers shot at millions

In Japan, the “Jumbo Draw” heralds the arrival of each season with the dream of becoming a millionaire.
 
Unlike the...

Did you know?: Naporitan spaghetti originated in Japan

The greasy, sweet and sour taste of “Naporitan spaghetti” is very popular among Japanese. The spaghetti is just a ketchup pasta stirfried with...

Bon Odori: Dance to the beat of a traditional Japanese festival

In the next couple of weeks, you may see people in summer kimonos gathering in local off-base parks - colorfully decorated with lanterns - to eat...

Photo by Jun Sakahira

Amateur hour in Japan: For many, the baseball focus shifts from pro to high school

Undeniably one of the most popular sports in Japan, baseball dominates when it comes to summer in The Land of the Rising Sun. Many Americans are...

Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Karate doors open to all

With more than 400 dojos on the island, it should be no surprise that Okinawa is the birthplace of karate.
 
But, when it...
A poster showing the Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness level and the projected path of Typhoon Shanshan greets customers stocking up on storm provisions at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES)

US military bases in Japan brace for 2nd typhoon in 2 weeks

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. military bases are preparing for potentially destructive winds and rain as the second typhoon in two weeks...

Mattis Comments on DoD Role in Election Security, Space as Warfighting Domain

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department will provide all support necessary to the Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies to...

Fixes to 'up or out' promotion system could take years

WASHINGTON — Air Force veteran and economist Timothy Kane reached one overarching conclusion after writing two books on the military’s “up or out...

Military families are growing more dissatisfied with their Tricare medical insurance, according to a survey recently released by the Military Officers Association of America. (TRICARE)

Tricare customers have 'increasing dissatisfaction,' skip treatment because of costs, survey says

Military families are growing more dissatisfied with their Tricare medical insurance, according to a survey recently released by the Military...

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