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Historic rainfall killed around 220 people, followed by a heat wave that killed 116. More than 13,000 remain hospitalized with heat-related illnesses. August will bring more rain and heat. Japan’s death toll from weather events in July topped 300. The month started with record rainfall that triggered floods and landslides, killing around 220 people. On …

The strained relationship between the local population of Okinawa and the region’s US military occupiers is well documented. Forward-deployed Marines once again drew the ire of locals in December, when a 3-by-3-foot window from a CH-53E Super Stallion fell from the helicopter as it flew over the area. playhouse at Futenma Daini primary school near …