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Marines put Okinawa bases back on lockdown because of ‘two localized clusters’ of coronavirus

After months with no confirmed infections on the island, “this week the Marine Corps experienced two localized clusters of individuals who tested positive for the virus,” a statement on Facebook said.

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Marines order Okinawa base to shelter in place after ‘several’ test positive for coronavirus

A shelter-in-place order went into effect for Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Tuesday afternoon.


No environmental impacts from wastewater spill at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, wing says

The Air Force on Okinawa said a 25,000- to 50,000-gallon sewage spill on Kadena Air Base last month was contained to the installation and it anticipates no environmental impacts.


Marine Corps confirms its first positive coronavirus case on Okinawa

The Marine Corps has reported its first case of coronavirus on Okinawa, a family member of a Marine who tested positive Wednesday after returning from the United States, Marine Forces Japan announced Thursday.


Senkaku island-naming spat further inflames tensions between Japan, China and Taiwan

As of May 2020, there were 48 families registered within the five uninhabited islands, with 76 people registering their personal domiciles there.