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Marchers hold signs as they cross the street in central Tokyo on Jan. 20, 2017.<br>Denisse Rauda/Stars and Stripes

Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.


US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.


US helicopter sparks fire during training exercise in South Korea

A U.S. helicopter on a training exercise sparked a mountainside fire that raged for nearly 20 hours at Rodriguez Live Fire Range, a military spokesman said.

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with Donald Trump after the new American president's inauguration.


NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

A group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The six scientists enter their new home Thursday on the Big Island's Mauna Loa volcano for an eight-month stay.


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