Okinawa governor wants tougher action as 61 Marines infected

TOKYO (AP) — 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 Mari...

Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, Okinawan officials said ...

Japanese island remembers 75 years since Battle of Okinawa

TOKYO (AP) — Residents on Okinawa prayed for peace and remembered their loved ones Tuesday on the 75th anniversary of the end of one of WWII's deadliest conflicts, the Battle of Okinawa, on the southe...

Fire burning at hazmat facility at US air base on Okinawa

TOKYO (AP) — A fire was burning Monday in a storage building for hazardous materials at a major U.S. air base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, the U.S. military said. The blaz...

Okinawa gov. renews demand to stop US base relocation plan

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa's Gov. Denny Tamaki renewed demands Thursday that Japan's central government halt construction of a U.S. Marine Corps. base being relocated to a less-crowded area of the southern ...

Time and cost of relocation of US base in Okinawa to double

TOKYO (AP) — The relocation of a U.S. Marine Corps base to a less-crowded area of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa will take more than twice as much money and time as previously estimated becau...

Okinawa rechaza en referendo reubicar base militar de EEUU

TOKIO (AP) — Los residentes de la región isleña de Okinawa, en el suroeste de Japón, rechazaron el domingo en referendo un plan para reubicar una base militar de Estados Unidos. El r...

Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

TOKYO (AP) — The residents of Japan's southwestern island region of Okinawa have rejected a relocation plan for a U.S. military base that was put to a referendum, dealing a blow to a bilateral securit...

Japanese voters reject plans to move controversial US base

Sunday's referendum on the Japanese island of Okinawa saw a majority of voters reject plans to relocate a controversial US military base on the island, exit polls suggested. With 42 percent of ba...

Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation

TOKYO (AP) — The people of Okinawa are voting Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japa...

US forces in Japan to increase combat readiness in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the week since acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the military’s primary focus is “China, China, China,” on Jan.2, the U.S. is making...

Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. ...

Okinawa lobbies Japanese Govt. for renewed negotiations over US base construction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The local government of Okinawa, headed by Prefectural Governor Denny Tamaki has successfully lobbied with the central Japanese government to re-open discussion over the c...

Okinawa's new leader speaks about US military bases in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Denny Tamaki, the newly elected governor of Okinawa, is the first person with an American parent to lead the southern Japanese island, campaigning on a longtime popular demand to reduce t...

AP Interview: Okinawa leader wants Americans to stop US base

TOKYO (AP) — The bicultural, newly elected governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa plans to visit the United States with a message to the American people: Stop building a disputed military...