An article about the Japanese island of Okinawa, well known for centenarians and healthy life, which seems to be seriously disturbed by the presence of Amercian troops. Reading task to practice vocabulary of the news, war and conflict. Based on BBC text- included at the end of the worksheet. Ss can try and read it after reading the first, simplified one. They will not understand all, but they will be motivated by the fact that they will understand a lot of it- especially that they will know the idea of the text. Aimed at B1 and B2 students, but can be approached by strong A2. True/false exercise follows.