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Okinawa urges US to do more to stop virus outbreak at bases while Marines report 36 new cases


TOKYO — The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa urged the government on Wednesday to pressure the U.S. military to do more to stop an escalating coronavirus outbreak at American bases there that has infected more than 130 Marines. Gov. Denny Tamaki flew to Tokyo to ask Defense Minister Taro Kono to share […]

Okinawa governor wants tougher action as 61 Marines infected on the Japanese island


The governor of Japan’s Okinawa island demanded a top U.S. military commander take tougher prevention measures and more transparency hours after officials were told that more than 60 Marines at two bases have been infected with the coronavirus over the past few days. Okinawan officials on Sunday reported a total of 61 cases — 38 […]