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2013-01-21 23:01:34

Japan's tropical region Okinawa has been a popular tropical getaway, and now receiving more cultural interest from international travelers. Okinawa, Japan

2008-08-17 18:00:37

A panel is to probe whether the 1972 reversion of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty from the United States was carried out fairly, a lawyer says. The investigation next month comes amid suspicion that there was a secret deal, the Kyodo news agency reported Sunday.

2006-08-18 07:39:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Burgers and booze have bloated waistlines so much in Japan's southern island of Okinawa that authorities in the capital have launched a slimming competition.

2006-05-29 22:36:43

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday approved a final plan to tighten bilateral security ties and reorganise U.S. troops in the country, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible in the face of modern threats.

2006-04-24 00:47:30

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

2006-04-24 00:08:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The agreement paves the way for wrapping up a plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S.

2006-04-10 21:08:32

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will likely offer to pay nearly 70 percent of the estimated $10 billion cost of moving 8,000 U.S. Marines off its southern island of Okinawa, a Japanese newspaper reported on Tuesday, ahead of U.S.-Japan talks aimed at wrapping up a sweeping plan to reorganize U.S.

2006-04-08 01:37:48

TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Japan's southern island of Okinawa on Saturday rejected a compromise plan to relocate a US Marine base, raising a fresh hurdle to wrapping up an overall deal on reorganizing US military forces in Japan.


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2009-03-27 17:40:34

The Okinawa Rail (Gallirallus okinawae) is a species of bird in the rail family Rallidae. It is endemic to Okinawa Island in Japan. It is found only in Yambaru, the northern part of Okinawa Island in the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan. Its range is only 160 square miles. It is found from sea-level to the highest mountains at about 1630 feet above sea-level. Some birds may move lower in elevation and a little further south in the winter. Its habitat is evergreen broad-leaved forest, marshes,...

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