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The headquarters building for U.S. Forces Japan at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, is seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.  LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES
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US military back-pedals on base access for South Koreans in Japan

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October 19, 2018
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has removed South Korea from a list of nations whose citizens must undergo extra scrutiny before they can visit friends or attend events...
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...
An official from U.S. Forces Japan on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, announced new cost-of-living-allowance rates for U.S. servicemembers serving in the country. (COURTESY OF PIXABA)
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Stationed in Japan? Here's how to find out your new COLA rate

News
October 20, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Military personnel and their families across Japan will notice a change in their paychecks as soon as next month reflecting results from the 2018...

Exploring Okinawa’s historical sites

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October 19, 2018
World of “Ryukyu” Led by nine World Heritage Sites Okinawa was formerly called the “Ryukyu Kingdom” from the 14th to 16th century.
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