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  1. Japan says it will impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over rocket launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Japan Times

    The government said Monday it will slap North Korea with new unilateral sanctions in response to its rocket launch Sunday, amid rising calls from the families of abductees for tougher diplomacy. Aside from coordinating closely with the international community to hammer out strong U.N. Security Council sanctions against the North, Japan is looking at its own punitive measures, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told the Lower House Budget Committee, without elaborating.


  2. Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | The Japan Times

    North Korea's decision to launch what it claimed was a rocket Sunday despite international calls for restraint has raised tensions with Japan and sparked angry calls from around the nation.


  3. Yokota tops Zama, will enter Far East as favoriteRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | Stars and Stripes

    Don't tell coach Kitty Martinez that her Yokota girls basketball team is an early favorite to repeat its Far East Division II Tournament title, not even after repeating their DODDS Japan championship on Saturday. Freshman Kaliah Henderson scored 25 points and the Panthers led from start to finish in downing Zama 52-39 in the tournament title game.


  4. Experts: N. Korean Abductions Sought to Halt Brain DrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Voice of America

    In this undated photo released Nov. 17, 2004, by the Tokyo-based National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea, Megumi Yokota stands by a car at an unknown place in North Korea after her abduction from her hometown in Japan. American experts on northeast Asia say North Korea's abduction program in the 1970s, which targeted thousands of South Koreans and Japanese, was a way for Pyongyang to address its depletion of intellectuals and visionaries.


  5. Humphreys hopes momentum continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Stars and Stripes

    Now, it's Humphreys, winners of the league's regular-season title for the first time in the school's three-year history, trying to reverse that curse. And they might have to beat Seoul American to do it.


  6. Mother of missing girl urges government to address North Korea abductionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Japan Times

    A woman whose daughter was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977 at the age of 13 has called on the Japanese government for greater urgency over bringing her home. "We have done everything we could as family members and the rest can be done only by the government," Yokota said, referring to her missing daughter, Megumi.


  7. Adele, Bond help revamped Sony escape spectre of lossesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Bangkok Post

    British pop diva Adele and suave spy James Bond may be unlikely stars in Sony's turnaround, but the firm is betting they are key to a corporate makeover that analysts say still has a long way to go. Last week, Sony booked a nine-month net profit of almost $2.0 billion, reversing a year-earlier loss, with PS4 sales topping a record 30 million units in the autumn The company is leaning on movies, music, and soaring sales of the PlayStation videogame console in its bid to scrap years of eye-watering losses -- and it appears to be paying off.


  8. Kubasaki bounces back from first loss to top St. Mary'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Stars and Stripes

    Kubasaki's Matt Ashley shoots between St. Mary's defenders during Saturday's inter-district boys basketball, won by the Dragons 70-63. Kubasaki concluded its three-game Tokyo road swing 2-1.


  9. ASIJ snaps Kubasaki's streak; Humphreys cops Korea Blue titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Stars and Stripes

    Koki Wiley five three-pointers in the second quarter -- four in the final 90 seconds before halftime - as American School In Japan ended Kubasaki's 27-game winning streak, 76-68, Friday in an inter-district boys basketball game. "I was trying to keep shooting because I hit a couple and my teammates kept finding me with the ball," the sophomore forward said after finishing with 25 points.


  10. Flexible and transparent pressure sensorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Science, Industry and Business

    Healthcare practitioners may one day be able to physically screen for breast cancer using pressure-sensitive rubber gloves to detect tumors, owing to a transparent, bendable and sensitive pressure sensor newly developed by Japanese and American teams. Conventional pressure sensors are flexible enough to fit to soft surfaces such as human skin, but they cannot measure pressure changes accurately once they are twisted or wrinkled, making them unsuitable for use on complex and moving surfaces.


  11. Kinnick takes key battle, but St. Mary's wins warRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 23 | Stars and Stripes

    Jianni Labato knew what he was going up against in Chang Young Lee, a reigning two-time Far East champion. But Labato, a three-time Far East medalist himself, overcame that to pull the biggest upset of Saturday's Yokota Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Zama.


  12. 12 Us F-22 Raptors arrived in Japan amid high tensions with North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Twelve F-22s belonging to the 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson , Alaska, have arrived at Yokota airbase, in western Tokyo, on Jan. 20. The dozen Raptor stealth fighters will soon be joined by 14 F-16s from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, based at Eielson AFB, Alaska, and will be involved in a previously scheduled joint training in Japan. Although it's still not clear whether the aircraft belong to an Air Force Theater Security Package , their presence in the region will also "promote" stability amid growing tensions in the Asia-Pacific theater following North Korea's nuclear test on Jan. 6 and the election of a pro-independence president in Taiwan.


  13. U.S. deploys F-22 fighters to Yokota base in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Japan Times

    The U.S. Air Force has flown 14 F-22 stealth fighters to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Friday. The arrival of the latest model of stealth fighters follows North Korea's nuclear test on Jan. 6 and the victory of Tsai Ing-wen, an independence-leaning opposition leader, in Taiwan's presidential election last Saturday.


  14. Sonora's MLK Jr. birthday celebration turns 21Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | The Union Democrat

    ... Democrat . Amey has travelled overseas 19 times, taking her music ministry from the U.S. Air Force Base at Yokota, Japan, to Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Africa. She has also been invited to sing at the governor's prayer breakfast in Sacramento. The ...


  15. F-22 Raptor stealth fighters arrive at Yokota; F-16s en routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Stars and Stripes

    A group of F-22 Raptor stealth fighters that arrived at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, will be joined by F-16s from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, U.S. officials said. YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan - A dozen Alaska-based F-22 Raptor stealth fighters have arrived in Japan amid tensions in Northeast Asia over North Korea's latest nuclear test and the prospect of Taiwan declaring independence from China.


  16. Wrestlers get another status check this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    It will have the same familiar Yokota faces that are always around when the school hosts a wrestling tournament. Panthers coach Ty Gaume will direct the Yokota Invitational.


  17. Kubasaki trio has been unbeatable thus farRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Stars and Stripes

    Jon Fick has coached teams to four Far East Division I boys basketball titles, but the Kubasaki coach says he has never had a trio of players as versatile and dominating as he does this season. Point guard Jacob Green, small forward Skylor Stevens and center Matt Ashley, all seniors, each bring a different ingredient of game to the table for the Dragons, 11-0 this season - Kubasaki's best start under Fick since he assumed the helm in 2006-07.


  18. North Korea must be held accountable for abductions: UN envoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Yahoo!

    A UN special envoy on human rights in North Korea said Monday the country should be held to account for state-sponsored abductions, slamming the disappearances as a "crime against humanity". The condemnation from Marzuki Darusman, who spoke during a meeting with members of Japanese families whose children and siblings were kidnapped by North Koreans, is the latest rebuke against Pyongyang over widespread rights abuses.


  19. Japanese action against North Korea could kill abduction talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | The Japan Times

    North Korea's claimed hydrogen bomb test poses a dilemma for Japan as strong action against Pyongyang could kill already stalled talks to resolve the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese nationals. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has said it "strongly condemns" the nuclear test and will seek a new U.N. Security Council resolution against Pyongyang as well as possibly imposing further bilateral sanctions on North Korea.


  20. Suspect caught with suspicious package at U.S. air base in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Big News Network.com

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