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Deep Sea Crab 'Grows' Food on Its Body Hair
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, oceans, Okinawa, deep sea creatures, crabs, interesting )

Naoko
- 1735 days ago - mainichi.jp
A kind of crab found in the deep sea off Okinawa Prefecture survives solely on bacteria growing on its body hair, according to research results announced by a team of Japanese scientists.
Japan Paid ¥380 Million in Compensation for Accidents Caused By U.S. Military Personnel
Offbeat  (tags: usa, asia, troops, military, crime, Japan, compensation, burden, Okinawa, SOFA )

Naoko
- 1801 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Under the agreement, which forms the legal framework for U.S. military personnel operating in Japan, the Japanese government is obliged to cover 25 percent of compensation for incidents that occur during U.S. military duties, even if Japan played no role
Oliver Stone Warmed to Okinawans, Fired Up Base Foes | The Japan Times
Offbeat  (tags: Oliver Stone, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Japan, Hiroshima, atomic bombings, U.S. military bases )

Naoko
- 2158 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
"I'm not the same percon I was at 19, 25 or 40. I have evolved. I have deepened my views of the world," he said. "For me, life is always a learning experience."
Protesters in Okinawa: Use Futenma Relocation Money to Help Disaster Areas
Offbeat  (tags: Okinawa, Futenma, Marine Corps, US military, anger, peace march, protest, disaster areas, money, May 15, US occupation )

Naoko
- 2986 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
At a peace march held near Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on May 15, participants expressed their oppsition to the station's continued presence or relocation within the prefecture, calling for relocation money to be allocated to support areas >>
'Merry Umbrella Project' to Send a Message of Peace
Offbeat  (tags: peace, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Okinawa, 100 umbrellas, smiling faces, message of peace, children )

Naoko
- 3277 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
An event featuring 100 umbrellas with pictures of smiling children of various countries printed on them will be held in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa next month, in attempt to dispatch a message of peace.
In the 14th Century 'Gusuku' Fortresses Were Home to Fierce Chieftains
Offbeat  (tags: Okinawa, kingdom, gusuku, castles, fortresses, Ryokyu Kingdom, battle, 14th century, world heritage, culture )

Naoko
- 3428 days ago - asahi.com
Old castles or fortresses in Okinawa have traditionally been called gusuku. They were the residences of chiefs of small kingdoms that fought fiercely during the14th century. These battles eventuary led to establishment of the Ryuku Kingdom, which
   

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