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Elderly Women On Okinawa Unite Against Plans To Move U.S. Military Base

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.21.2017 | World

On a Japanese island famous for long life expectancies, elderly women are at the forefront of the continuing protest movement against U.S military ins...

Japan's Important Role In Saudi's Vision 2030

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

To encourage such stability and protect busy trade routes, Japan seeks to assert a more active role in the region as a promoter of conflict resolution.

Coconut Crab Claw Strength Rivals Lion's Bite, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.29.2016 | Weird News

Lions, tigers and crabs ... oh my? Scientists measured the incredible strength of the coconut crab, the world’s largest terrestrial arthropod, for a...

"Hacksaw Ridge" Is an Amazing Movie About Faith, Courage, Love and Patriotism

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Hacksaw Ridge" (Lionsgate) "Hacksaw Ridge" is a movie hard to watch but also hard to forget. Mel Gibs...

U.S. Military Prepares For Biggest Okinawa Land Return Since 1972

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

The United States military said on Friday it was preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its...

Let's Bring Troops Home From Okinawa: Japanese Should Decide Own Defense Future

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

It would be far better to phase out America's military presence on Okinawa, turning U.S. bases back to the Japanese government. More than seven decades after the end of World War II, Japan's defense should be the responsibility of Tokyo, not Washington.

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.

Astoria Characters: The New Father

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.18.2017 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Kyle Marshall is still new at this father stuff, and he wants to make sure he's doing a good job.

Japan's Right to Renounce War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

On the Japanese island of Okinawa, a majority of residents aim to uphold the Japanese constitution as they vigorously protest construction of a new U.S. military base.

Living, Living Longer, or Living Happy

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy A recent dialogue between Robin Young and author Dan Buettner featured on the NPR show "Here and Now" explored Buettner's researc...

From Japan to Vietnam, Radiation and Agent Orange Survivors Deserve Justice From the U.S.

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

It's time to fully compensate the victims of Agent Orange and fund a total cleanup of the areas in Vietnam that remain contaminated by the toxic chemical. We must hold our leaders accountable for their crimes in Japan and Vietnam, and ensure that such atrocities never happen again.

Japanese Granny-Band Will Make You Want To Get Up And Dance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty

Japan's latest pop sensation isn't some typical, fresh-faced teeny bopper -- it's 33, young-at-heart grandmas.... average age: 84. Meet KBG84. All th...

ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18t...

Protests Growing in Okinawa Over U.S. Military Presence

Jon Letman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

As Americans, and especially as residents of Hawaii, the very least we can do is to recognize how our military presence impacts Okinawa's people and environment.

Is Japan's Prime Minister the Next Putin?

John Feffer | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
John Feffer

Abe is the front man for a Japanese political faction that wants to purge the country of its lingering pacifism so as to reorder East Asia with a militarily powerful Japan at its center.

Terrorist Killings Illustrate Why Japan Must Join the World and Defend Itself

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.18.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The tragic killing of the two hostages reinforced domestic concerns over Japanese rearmament. If they want to reinforce their (recent) pacifist heritage, so be it. But they should not then expect Washington to protect them. Serious countries defend themselves. They don't turn their futures over to other nations to save a little money.

U.S. Should Close Bases on Okinawa: Bring Troops Home and Let Japanese Defend Japan

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. is over-burdened militarily and effectively bankrupt financially, but Washington is determined to preserve every base and deployment, no matter how archaic -- such as the many military facilities in Okinawa.

Japan's Must-See World Heritage Sites

Amy Chavez | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Amy Chavez

Although I have been to many of the World Heritage Sites myself, to learn the details on absolutely all of them I turned to the book Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature by John Dougill.

Asia Smiles for the Cameras

John Feffer | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
John Feffer

Washington needs to recognize that its Pacific pivot is adding insecurity to the region, not stability. With its arms sales and encouragement of ally assertiveness, the United States is bringing peace to the region just like the Colt .45 "Peacemaker" brought peace to the Wild West.

Not Just an Island, But a Bridge: Japan's Thorny South Becomes Its Greatest Global Asset

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Joshua W. Walker

As China becomes increasingly more aggressive to U.S. allies in the region, America's significant presence in Okinawa has never been more necessary. But the devil remains in the details of how 33 military bases across the island can be most efficiently dispersed and leveraged.

Navy Entertainment and Major League Eating Continued: Okinawa Is Filled with Marines and One Amazing Female Competitive Eater

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 10.18.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The history of the female gurgitator is a short one. From Japan, Takako Akasaka once ate 90 ostrich egg omelets. Known as "The Sweet Queen," in 2000 she decimated New York city pastry shops and ate a then-record 22 Nathan's hot dogs in 12 minutes.

Q&A With Sarah Bird About Her Novel 'Above the East China Sea'

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 08.19.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

The Washington Times calls Above the East China Sea an "extraordinary effort of the imagination and a major display of literary talent -- an absolutely don't-miss novel that should become a classic contribution to the fiction of our era."

Pretty in Pink: It's Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Japan's most iconic season is almost here. Cherry blossom time. Clouds of pink petals cover the nation as the flower front moves slowly north. Every village, town and city lets business-as-usual slide to indulge in days of hanami, flower viewing parties.

Japan's Resurgent Nationalism

John Feffer | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Just in case anyone was in doubt of his intentions, Shinzo Abe made a high-profile visit to Yasukuni Shrine in December, the first time for a Japanese prime minister in seven years. The real reason for Abe's visit, which elicited predictable outrage from Korea and China, was that he felt that he could get away with it.

Back to Basics

Michele Redmon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Redmon

If you like Shakeology then by all means carry on. However, maybe instead of another quick fix, super shake, cleanse or gimmick it's time to get back to basics.