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It has been over a year since Shuri Castle caught fire on October 31, 2019, and burned down. On October 30, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki, who oversees operations at the site, reaffirmed his determination to restore the castle. The central government, which owns the facility, aims to rebuild the main structure by 2026. But, in …

Since late March, the United States Marine Corps in Okinawa has implemented strict security measures, including restricting off-base activities to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Following the resurgence of infection in early July, with the discovery of two clusters of infections at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and Camp Hansen, the Marine Corps has worked …