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News and information on the US Forces Japan (USFJ) and the Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF) Be sure to check out the Military in Japan and Japan Research links!

Commander of U.S. Army Forces in Japan Suspended

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Major General Michael T. Harrison, Sr. has been suspended from his duties for allegedly failing to report or properly investigate an allegation of sexual assault, the Army said Friday. A Howard University graduate and native of Surry, Virginia, MGEN Harrison, entered the United States Army May 1980. He assumed the duties as Commander, United States…

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Security Message about Demonstration in Japan

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  [Via the U.S. Embassy Tokyo] The Embassy has been advised that there will be a demonstration starting in the Shibuya area and arriving at the U.S. Embassy at approximately4:00PM on Friday, September 21.  The Government of Japan has designated the Japan Tobacco (JT) building as the designated location near the U.S. Embassy for these…

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Okinawa Prepares for Typhoon 16W (Bolaven), #14; Okinawa in TCCOR 1-C

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A powerful typhoon is headed for Okinawa after hitting the island of Taiwan (check out the pictures of the destruction here). Okinawa typhoon season runs between June to November and 25% of Okinawa’s annual rain fall is brought by typhoons. Most typhoons occur during July, August, and September. Typhoonscan be very powerful and destructive, although similar to hurricanes they rarely reach the same level of…

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo of methamphetamine hidden in candy.

Meth is nothing to snicker at!

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Long Beach man was arrested on Friday as he attempted to board a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo with 45 bars of chocolate-coated methamphetamine. Mauricio Harris, 34, was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers as he attempted to board Delta flight 283 from LAX to Tokyo.

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Grits and Sushi: Nappy Routes & Tangled Tales

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In keeping with the theme, Blackness in Flux in Okinawa, Mitzi Uehara Carter brings us “Spaces of Blackness in Okinawa, – Nappy Routes & Tangled Tales” You may recall that I previously had the privilege to discuss things Japan from an Afro-perspective with Ms. Carter: I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the University of California –…

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