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April 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A strong earthquake struck southern Japan, injuring at least 21 people and shattering windows in swaying buildings, officials said. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8, was centered nine miles below the seabed just west of the city of Fukuoka on Kyushu island, the Central Meteorological Agency reported. The injured included a woman who broke her shoulder while trying to stop a Buddhist altar from falling, officials said.
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August 9, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
More than 20 years after Philippine officials shut down U.S. military bases amid rising anti-American sentiment, the Manila government has announced that it will soon be negotiating with Washington to increase its military presence in the region as a counterweight to domineering China. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops were stationed in the Philippines after it was liberated from Japanese occupation after World War II. The giant bases that harbored U.S. sailors and airmen, Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Force Base, were shuttered by the end of 1992.
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October 5, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Philippine government of President Corazon Aquino said today that its troops have contained an army rebellion that captured two cities in the southern part of the island nation without firing a shot. "We were monitoring it overnight. It's really in isolation," said government spokesman Tomas Gomez. Gomez said the government is ready to negotiate an end to the rebellion, although it would refuse to discuss political demands of the rebel leader, renegade Col.
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April 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A strong earthquake struck southern Japan, injuring at least 21 people and shattering windows in swaying buildings, officials said. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8, was centered nine miles below the seabed just west of the city of Fukuoka on Kyushu island, the Central Meteorological Agency reported. The injured included a woman who broke her shoulder while trying to stop a Buddhist altar from falling, officials said.
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April 24, 1986
Philippine President Corazon Aquino's military chief of staff authorized the arrest of leaders of a renewed Muslim insurgency on the southern island of Mindanao if they are caught committing or inciting rebellion. However, Gen. Fidel V. Ramos told his field commanders to first have discussions with the rebels "to persuade them to desist."
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April 2, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
An Okinawan landowner demanding access to his property, and dozens of supporters marched to a U.S. military base but were turned away by hundreds of Japanese riot police. Carrying his young son on his shoulders, Shoichi Chibana led the march after filing a lawsuit in district court to evict the U.S. military from his patch of land inside a sprawling U.S. Navy communications center on the southern island. No date was set for a ruling on Chibana's lawsuit.
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July 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An Okinawan judge gave prosecutors 10 days to file charges against a detained U.S. serviceman accused of raping a Japanese woman on the southern island. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy B. Woodland was turned over to Japanese authorities and arrested Friday after an agreement with U.S. officials, who sought guarantees that his rights would be protected. Woodland, 24, has denied the allegations.
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August 9, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
More than 20 years after Philippine officials shut down U.S. military bases amid rising anti-American sentiment, the Manila government has announced that it will soon be negotiating with Washington to increase its military presence in the region as a counterweight to domineering China. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops were stationed in the Philippines after it was liberated from Japanese occupation after World War II. The giant bases that harbored U.S. sailors and airmen, Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Force Base, were shuttered by the end of 1992.
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February 8, 1996 | Associated Press
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 shook northern Japan and the southern Kuril Islands early today, meteorological officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the tremor, which occurred at 6:37 a.m. The earthquake was centered just below the sea floor about 125 miles southeast of the island of Etorofu, officials said.
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February 10, 2002 | KRISTIN JOHANNSEN
"We are now traveling at 285 km/hour." I reached for the calculator when I saw that startling announcement spooling by on the display in our train. Japan, I determined, was racing past us at 176.7 mph. The historic island of Kyushu whizzed by like a fast-forward video about rice farms and train stations. My husband, Kevin, and I lived in Osaka from 1997 to 2000, but our work schedules at a university left precious little time to explore the country.
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July 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An Okinawan judge gave prosecutors 10 days to file charges against a detained U.S. serviceman accused of raping a Japanese woman on the southern island. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy B. Woodland was turned over to Japanese authorities and arrested Friday after an agreement with U.S. officials, who sought guarantees that his rights would be protected. Woodland, 24, has denied the allegations.
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September 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Military planes and helicopter gunships pounded rebel camps in the southern Philippines today, in a surprise attack aimed at rescuing 19 foreign and Filipino hostages. Thousands of troops and elite police arrived on ships to join the fight in the hills of Jolo island. People stood in the streets of Jolo's capital watching the distant attack, marked by bombing sorties by air force planes.
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April 2, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
An Okinawan landowner demanding access to his property, and dozens of supporters marched to a U.S. military base but were turned away by hundreds of Japanese riot police. Carrying his young son on his shoulders, Shoichi Chibana led the march after filing a lawsuit in district court to evict the U.S. military from his patch of land inside a sprawling U.S. Navy communications center on the southern island. No date was set for a ruling on Chibana's lawsuit.
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February 8, 1996 | Associated Press
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 shook northern Japan and the southern Kuril Islands early today, meteorological officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the tremor, which occurred at 6:37 a.m. The earthquake was centered just below the sea floor about 125 miles southeast of the island of Etorofu, officials said.
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April 3, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
At high noon Thursday, the 13 devotees of the Sagrado Corazon Senor religious cult fell to their knees in the detention area of a military camp here and prayed for strength to resume their holy war against communism. For 15 minutes, they mumbled sacred incantations, fingered amulets that they believe make their bodies bulletproof and invoked the power of their master, a bearded Filipino religious zealot who claims to be a reincarnation of Jesus.
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October 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
A renegade colonel who led a revolt on the Philippines' second-largest island surrendered today, ending the seventh military rebellion put down during President Corazon Aquino's four-year rule. Aquino had refused to negotiate with the rebels and promised to crush them. Col. Alexander Noble surrendered unconditionally at 3 a.m. to Sen. Aquilino Pimentel on Mindanao island, according to Pimentel and Military Chief of Staff Gen. Renato de Villa. Brig. Gen.
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