Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the US military presence in the southern island group.
Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later
Okinawa on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan on May 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of U.S. rule after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II was fought on the southern Japanese island.
New Outriders expansion Worldslayer gives fans reasons to return to Enoch
Game development company People Can Fly has refined the Outriders campaign and made fixes to its end game, and naturally, that work has dovetailed into the franchise’s first expansion — Worldslayer.
At-risk military teens foreshadow at-risk military future
A National State of Emergency in children’s mental health has been declared. And it only gets worse when you consider military dependents and the disruption that frequent moves and an unpredictable lifestyle causes.
Okinawa, 50 years since return: Tourist-vitalized islands thrive, though not everybody is happy
Since reverting to Japan on May 15, 1972, Okinawa Prefecture has become a major tourist destination. However, some say that tourism-focused development has stripped the prefecture of its unique charms.
In Italy's Dolomite mountains, a peak experience for hikers
In the jagged Dolomite mountains, rustic huts linked exclusively by footpaths offer food, drink and beds along countless miles of trails, with views of wonder at every turn.
Playgrounds and peace abound at Luisenpark in Mannheim
Kids can burn off some energy and adults can discover a bit of peace within the 100 acre park.
The better call
The vast majority of teens and tweens today have smartphones. These parents said no.
Short drive from RAF bases leads to exotic Aussie steakhouse
Red Lodge Steakhouse and Bar serves the steaks and burgers you’d expect, but saves room for more adventurous diners interested in exotic meats.
Learn the art and craft of bonsai in a Japanese neighborhood devoted to them
Bonsai trees are a wonder of nature bent by the hand of man, and Omiya Bonsai Village is the place to go for a crash course in their history and care.
Centuries-old passion play returns after pandemic break
After a two-year delay, the famous Oberammergau Passion Play is finally opening on May 14 — the 42nd staging since its long-ago debut. Almost half of the village’s residents will participate in the play about the last five days before Christ’s crucifixion.
The Kids in the Hall return with new documentary, sketches and grown-up attitude
A new documentary coming to Amazon Prime seeks to show appreciation for the irreverent Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.
Movie listings for the week of May 13
Here is what’s playing at on-base theaters.
Tours from Europe bases
Here is a sampling of upcoming trips scheduled by military bases.
Recently announced concerts and events for May 13 and beyond
Listings for recently announced concerts, special events and shows and on-base shows and theater.
Young Okinawans are optimistic, but feel weight of US military presence on their island
Fifty years after Japan regained dominion over Okinawa, the island prefecture’s young people are more accustomed than their parents and grandparents to the U.S. military presence on the island.
At 80, Bob Dylan finally gets a museum
Organizers hope the 29,000-square-foot, $10 million center will become a cultural touchstone in Tulsa, offering both fans and hardcore Dylanologists a greater understanding of the famously enigmatic and guarded musician.