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Guam’s private schools sports league cancels spring schedule, affecting some Defense Department students

The decision by the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam affects track and field, girls soccer, boys volleyball and paddling for high schools including the Department of Defense Education Activity’s Guam High School.


Tokyo to keep many public spots shuttered as coronavirus infections surge across the city

Zoos, museums and some parks in Tokyo will remain closed until at least May 6, the last day of Golden Week.


Fashion inspired by a global pandemic: Photo project helps Yokota family fend off stay-at-home boredom

As the populations of entire nations languish in coronavirus lockdowns, under stay-at-home orders or in self-isolation, one military family found a creative outlet for coping with being cooped up for days on end.

Some US military personnel can still come to Japan despite nation’s new travel ban

Some SOFA travelers have had difficulty with airlines allowing them to board flights bound for Japan, or with Japan’s Ministry of Health allowing them to avoid quarantine in the immediate vicinity of the airport after arriving.


Virtual instruction will continue after spring break for Defense Department schools in Korea

Students at Defense Department schools in South Korea will continue virtual schooling after spring break, just like their counterparts in Japan, officials announced Thursday.


Two more American contractors test positive for the coronavirus in South Korea

U.S. Forces Korea reported Friday that two civilian contractors tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the number of cases affiliated with the U.S. military on the peninsula to 17.


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Public will be informed about positive coronavirus cases on Okinawa, US military says

The U.S. military on Okinawa is vowing transparency to its troops, their families and local civilian authorities, days after the Pentagon ordered commanders to stop publicly announcing new coronavirus cases on their bases.


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