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Emergency Message: Typhoon Guchol / Typhoon 1204

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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 force as the similar Atlantic storms. It’s best to stay indoors during a typhoonin Okinawato avoid injury or death from flying debris. English…

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Golden Week Event: Nappy Routes and Tangles Tales in Okinawa, Japan 4 & 6 May 2012

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Grits and Sushi brings us “Nappy Routes and Tangled Tales–a dialog on blackness in Okinawa” taking place on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 3 pm Japan time and Sunday May 6, 2012 at 3 pm Japan time. Via the blog, where one can find musings on Okinawa, race, militarization, and blackness, Mitzi writes: For those of you in…

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4,700 US Marines to leave Okinawa, Japan prior to realignment plan

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After reaching a general agreement to revise the 2006 U.S. Forces Japan realignment plan, the United States and Japan plan to frontload the relocation of the US Marines based at MCAS Futenma to Guam. This will be a separate project from the MCAS Futenma relocation. In this relocation, the number of Marines to be relocated…

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Will North Korea become a bigger problem for Japan?

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Now that Kim Jong-il is dead, will North Korea become a bigger problem for Japan? Will Kim’s death lead to Japan pushing for “further” militarization? How will the pro-DPRK Korean resident’s of Japan react to the leadership change and potential leadership vacuum in the DPRK? I will need to examine each of these questions more…

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Japanese teen murders Kadena High School student on Okinawa

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The Stars & Stripes reports that an unemployed Japanese national teenager in the Takashiho district of Okinawa stabbed and killed a 17-year-old USFJ Army (Torii Station) dependent and Kadena High School student, Edward N. Allshouse, Jr., during a heated argument over a woman. [Via the Stars & Stripes] A teenage Army dependent died Saturday after…

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – Early Closure of U.S. Consulate Osaka-Kobe [Via American Embassy Tokyo ]This emergency message is an update to the message sent about Tropical Storm 15W (Talas) that was issued on Thursday, September 1. This message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Japan that U.S. Consulate…

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