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In Japan, arcades are still the craze

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March 28, 2017
The place was crammed to the hilt with machines and people. The noise was deafening, but it wasn’t coming from the young men and women who packed Sega Akihabara, a large arcade...
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US court rules against soldier, returns baby to Okinawa mom

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March 25, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A 20-month-old girl returned to her Okinawa home from the United States last week — the island’s first child-return case under the Hague Convention on cross...
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Japan's manga cafés more than just manga

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March 28, 2017
You have probably at least heard of Japan’s ubiquitous Internet or manga (comic book) cafés. They are everywhere and hard to miss. But there are also some out there that have been...
Housing-related construction is underway at Camp Foster, Okinawa, March 8, 2017. The 18th Wing, the executive agency for all military housing on Okinawa, obtained more than half a billion dollars to renovate family housing. (KATHY NUNEZ/U.S. MARINE CORPS)
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Base housing upgrades to push some Okinawa personnel off base

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March 25, 2017
More military families will live among their Japanese neighbors during a $600 million base-housing upgrade on Okinawa, Marine Corps officials said. The Air Force’s 18th Wing,...

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