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Marines stand in line for lunch at the 12th Marines Mess Hall at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.  CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES
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Okinawa Marines test healthier chow-hall menu ahead of service-wide rollout

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October 18, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marines on Okinawa have been trying out healthy chow-hall options like packaged salads, wraps and flatbread and panini sandwiches ahead of a service-wide...

U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa, also known as Torii Station, is the service's primary facility on Japan's southern island prefecture.  ICHIRO TOKASHIKI/U.S. ARMY PHOTO
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Ancient ruins unearthed at US Army garrison on Okinawa

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October 18, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Excavation work at a U.S. Army base on Okinawa has uncovered ancient ruins, some of which experts say are nearly 3,000 years old.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis takes questions from reporters on Aug. 28, 2018 at the Pentagon.  COREY DICKSTEIN/STARS AND STRIPES
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Kimio Waki points toward the island where he grew up from a lookout on Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES
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No easy solution for Russia-Japan dispute over islands north of Hokkaido

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October 18, 2018

NEMURO, Japan — In late November 1941, a Japanese fleet that included six aircraft carriers launched from what was one of Japan’s northernmost points — Etorofu Island’s...

An MH-53E Sea Dragon prepares to land at a Japan Self-Defense Force air field in Sendai, Japan, during earthquake- and tsunami-relief efforts in 2011.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY
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Navy implements new inspection procedures after window falls from helicopter at Atsugi

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October 18, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — After a window fell from a Navy MH-53E helicopter at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in July and made Japanese headlines, the service this week announced...