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- People in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa are looking back at one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles of World War II. Seventy-five years ago today, Japan’s military operations against U.S. forces on the islands came to an end.
- Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton says he asked Japan last year, on behalf of President Donald Trump, to pay 8 billion dollars annually to host American troops. The request was more than four times the amount Japan currently pays.
- The World Health Organization has urged countries to tighten anti-coronavirus measures again. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva on Monday that more than 183,000 new cases—the largest single-day increase ever—were reported to his organization on Sunday.