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No alcohol for US troops in Japan

Share Tweet Share Send Send Send send Share Share The US military has imposed a ban on alcohol for all of its Japan-based troops. It follows a deadly, drink-driving-related crash involving one of its servicemen on Okinawa island. Police say a US Marine has been placed under house arrest after crashi

EURONEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 12:02:03

US military bans alcohol in Okinawa after Marine with 3 times legal blood alcohol level involved deadly car crash

A Navy corpsman protects his face from dust blown by an MV-22 Osprey external lift, April 5, 2014, at Landing Zone Bull, Calif.US Marine Corps The US military in Okinawa has been banned from drinking alcohol or leaving their residences after a US Marine killed a local man in a car crash. The Marine

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-20 11:10:38

US marine arrested following fatal Okinawa truck crash

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Tokyo (CNN)A US service member has been arrested following a deadly vehicle crash on the Japanese island of Okinawa early Sunday morning. Marine Pvt. First Class Nicholas James-McLean was driving a truck when

CNN - 2017-11-20 03:19:53

Japan 'Twitter killer' faces first murder charge

Japan's "Twitter killer", who is suspected of murdering and dismembering nine people he met on social media, was charged with his first count of homicide on Monday. Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, is believed to have lured his mostly female victims -- aged between 15 and 26 -- to his apartment near Tokyo, w

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 09:08:29

Japan trade surplus drops 40% in October

Japan's October trade surplus shrank 40.7 percent from a year earlier as growth in exports were eclipsed by higher costs of importing crude oil and petroleum products, the government said Monday. The world's third-largest economy logged a surplus of 285.4 billion yen ($2.5 billion), down from a 481.

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 02:07:45

Japan’s ‘Lost Generation’ of Economic Growth: Blame High Taxes

Tokyo - Following the House's passage of a tax-reform bill, critics have denounced it as being everything from "selfish" to "destructive." But if they're honest, most of those critics will admit they want to expand government and increase taxes, a policy that helped stall the U.S. economy to the poi

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2017-11-20 00:32:26

Poverty of ageing Japanese population fuelling 'silver crime' wave

Nearly one in four elderly Japanese convicts is reoffending and ending up back behind bars within two years of being released, according to new government figures. Poverty is thought to be a key factor fuelling the surge in so-called silver crimes committed by Japan's elderly people, and is one part

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-20 13:07:00

US 7th Fleet bans alcohol after deadly crash in Okinawa

The U.S. 7th Fleet ordered that all U.S. service members on the Japanese island of Okinawa be restricted to base and to their residences and prohibited their consumption of alcohol after a deadly crash involving a U.S. Marine. A U.S. Marine whom police say had a blood-alcohol content three times

ABC NEWS - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Tokyo Train Company Apologizes for Leaving 20 Seconds Early

Credit: Pixabay It's not often that people complain about transit being early. Typically, it's delayed flights, late buses, and plenty of car trouble. But in Tokyo, one train company left about 20 seconds early one morning and that ruffled enough feathers that the organization had to issue an apolog

GEEK.COM - 2017-11-20 18:30:36

Okinawa incident sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan

The US military has banned all troops stationed in Japan from drinking alcohol, following a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drink driving. In addition, soldiers on Okinawa are banned from leaving their base and their residences, the US military said. On Sunday, a US soldier crashed his tru

BBC - 2017-11-20 05:30:01

How to spend a day in Matsuyama

Within a few hours of arriving in Matsuyama, a see a man with a white shirt, a conical sedge hat, a backpack and a walking stick hiking up a hill. He is a 'henro', a pilgrim, taking part in one of the world's most interesting pilgrimages. It's called the Shikoku-88 and the official path is more than

TIME TRAVEL TURTLE - 2017-11-20 07:07:58

Most citizens support military rule in the world's largest democracy

India , the world's largest democracy, is showing an appetite for military rule - a potential indicator that the country's nationalist politics are evolving. A majority of Indians, 53 percent, support military rule, according to a Pew Research Center survey released last week. The American think tan

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 03:03:00

The Japanese (non) LCCs: Japan Air Lines

Japan Air Lines (JAL) is not an LCC, of course, but even I occasionally break the rules I create for my travel adventures. In this case I was in the north and needed to be back in Haneda early afternoon to catch my onward Delta flight back to the United States. Booking an Avios award was a cheap and

WANDR.ME - 2017-11-20 15:10:40

YO! Sushi rolls up deal to acquire 600-branch Bento Sushi for 59m

British sushi chain YO! Sushi has acquired Bento Sushi, the second-largest sushi chain in North America for $100m Canadian dollars (59m). The acquisition forms one of the biggest sushi companies outside of Japan, combining Bento's 600-strong portfolio of sushi bars across the US and Canada with YO!'

CITYAM.COM - 2017-11-20 16:13:00

Forest Bathing - From Japan To Norfolk, With Love

I first heard of forest bathing from a Japanese friend of mine. With her soft, broken English she described the wash of peace that surrounds you as the stress of the body and the mind fall away gently. The space they held being opened up allowing you to breathe fully again, and ease beauty into the

HUFFINGTONPOST.CO.UK - 2017-11-20 14:37:42

Watch Black in Tokyo , a short documentary about living in Japan as a black person

"Be yourself, take risks, and be open to things outside of your comfort zone." Black in Tokyo is a new short documentary by Nigerian-American artist Amarachi Nwosu. It takes viewers on an expedition to Japan, where we are led by five individuals, including rapper Antarius Reynolds and black hair sal

THE FADER - 2017-11-20 17:54:05

General Electric sued over Fukushima

Japanese property owners and businesses near the Fukushima nuclear plant that melted down after a 2011 tsunami have filed a $500M class-action lawsuit against General Electric (NYSE:GE), which designed all six reactors at the facility. Original plans for the power plant called for it to be built nea

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-11-20 13:05:15

Another Alcohol Ban For US Soldiers In Japan After Fatal Okinawa Crash

U.S. Forces, Japan (USFJ), announced a new set of restrictions on service members in the country Sunday, following an incident on the island of Okinawa during which a local man was killed "when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a U.S. service member." In a statement released in both


Move Over Hawaii, Here Comes Okinawa

Tourists walk along a floating pier after snorkeling in the sea of Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, on June 20, 2015. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg For decades, Hawaii has outshone Okinawa as an island destination for tourists. That looks about to change. The number of visitors to the souther

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-20 15:00:00

15 Fascinating Books to Read Before Visiting Japan

I always like to read about a destination before I visit and Japan is perfect for this. It has a unique and fascinating culture and learning more about it before you visit will increase your enjoyment of the country. There is a huge range of books about Japan including memoirs, novels, and books on

NEVER ENDING VOYAGE - 2017-11-20 11:00:52