Marines wait inside the passenger terminal at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, June 6, 2020 (Karis Mattingly / US Marine Corps) CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The Marine Corps joined the rest of the uniformed services this week and began offering government-funded morale flights between Okinawa and Seattle so Marines and their families can visit loved …

Research we’re looking at Last October, the FDA asked the food industry to voluntarily reduce the amount of sodium (a major component of salt) in processed, packaged and prepared foods. These products provide about 70% of the sodium in the typical American diet, which averages about 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. The new …

December 31, 2021 While there does not appear to be an end in sight for the coronavirus, 2021 has been a good year in terms of gains made to bring another health threat under control, Alzheimer’s disease, with a promising drug emerging. “More and more people are taking this awareness and more and more people …

TOKYO – The semi-finals and finals of the All Japan High School esport Championships will be broadcast live on YouTube, Twitch and Twitter on December 19 and 25-26. The Fortnite Division Finals will first take place at 12:00 p.m. on December 19 (10:00 p.m. on December 18 EST). The Rocket League and League of Legends …

Do you like ramen, tempura, and spicy tuna rolls? So do we, but you won’t find them on the menu at Nisei, Chef David Yoshimura’s premier restaurant, who honors his Japanese-American heritage with a 12-course menu inspired by Japanese home cooking. The Houston-born chef, who hails from the fine cuisines of New York’s WD ~ …

97-year-old Navy veteran from Butte Falls receives medallion for service in WWII Jamie Lusch / Mail TribuneRoy Schnurr receives a ‘Greatest Generation’ cake and gold medallion in recognition of his WWII service on Tuesday at his 97th birthday party. Jamie Lusch / Mail TribuneA gold medal for ‘The Greatest Generation’ went to Roy Schnurr. His …

Afghanistan war veteran Matthew Petro now teaches Afghan refugees at Linwood Elementary School in Spokane, Wash. (Facebook) SPOKANE, Wash. (Tribune News Service) – A few years ago Matthew Petro was piloting KC-135 tankers from Fairchild Air Force Base. Today, the retired Lt. Col. rarely climbs higher than his classroom on the second floor of Linwood …

Chris and Yuko Nesbitt run Help Oki, a food bank and thrift store in Okinawa City. They say they lost five times more food, clothing and other aids during the coronavirus pandemic than before. (Frank Andrews / Stars and Stripes) Okinawa CITY, Okinawa – Ask Chris and Yuko Nesbitt how hard the coronavirus pandemic has …

~~ ~ A new government will soon be launched in Germany, the driving force of the European Union. We hope the new administration will move clearly from the Merkel administration’s long-standing focus on China to a foreign policy that emphasizes a “free and open Indo-Pacific”. After winning the parliamentary elections in September, the center-left Social …

Japan data Society Dec 9 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic meant college and high school trips to more than half of schools had to be canceled in 2020 and those that did take place were more likely to avoid large metropolitan areas like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Nagasaki Prefecture was the top destination for Japanese school …