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...

AP Explains: The new Okinawa governor and US military bases

TOKYO (AP) — The election of a new Japanese governor who is an outspoken opponent of a plan to relocate a U.S. air base on Okinawa could further delay the move and prompt renewed calls to reduce the h...

Thousands in Okinawa protest US Marine base relocation

Tens of thousands of Okinawans protested Saturday, vowing to block the central government's planned relocation of a US military base from a heavily populated area to a remote location on the islan...

Judge tosses suit over US base relocation in Okinawa, Japan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge has thrown out a lawsuit that challenged plans to relocate a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan, over concerns about an endangered marine mammal. ...

Okinawans take to the sea to protest construction of new US base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday, June 25, Okinawans took to the sea to stage a protest against a landfill project that will become part of a new U.S. military base planned for the Henoko area o...

Rotor issue causes US helicopter emergency landing in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. military personnel appeared to remove part of the main rotor from a Marine Corps helicopter Sunday, one day after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Japan'ssouthern...

Okinawa boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopper

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials say a boy was injured in Okinawa when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, escalating anti-American sentiments on the southern island. ...