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US forces blamed as Japan's Okinawa reports record COVID cases
Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture reports record daily coronavirus infections fueled by the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant largely blamed on US forces stationed there.
US forces blamed as Japan's Okinawa reports record COVID cases
More9 months ago
Japan to declare COVID-19 curbs in three regions hosting US bases
Japan decided on Friday to declare quasi-emergency measures in three regions in order to stem a COVID-19 surge that some officials have linked to US military bases in the country.
Japan to declare COVID-19 curbs in three regions hosting US bases
Foreign Policy9 months ago
Japan calls on US to impose restrictions on US troops after virus surge
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has urged the US to impose restrictions on the troops stationed in Japan amid a spread of COVID-19 cases among the US military personnel.
Japan calls on US to impose restrictions on US troops after virus surge
More9 months ago
Japan’s Okinawa considers COVID emergency amid virus spread from US base
Japan is considering declaring a state of emergency in the southern island of Okinawa, after the region emerged as the epicenter of a new coronavirus surge, with officials saying the virus keeps spreading from US bases.
Japan’s Okinawa considers COVID emergency amid virus spread from US base
More9 months ago
Okinawa governor blasts US military over spread of Omicron variant
Governor of Japan’s Okinawa prefecture slams the US military over its failure to contain the COVID-19 outbreak at its bases in the country and allowing the Omicron variant to spill over to the local population.
Okinawa governor blasts US military over spread of Omicron variant
IN-DEPTH11 months ago
Sexual Assault, US Military Position
More than a hundred thousand men have been sexually assaulted in the US military in the recent decades. The number of women in the military assaulted is also staggering.
Sexual Assault, US Military Position
Moreone year ago
Japan, US agree to extend deal on military base payments
The current five-year accord was set to end after March 2021, but will now run through March 2022.
Japan, US agree to extend deal on military base payments
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