Tensions rising in Okinawa ahead of new US military base construction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tensions are rising in Okinawa ahead of plans to resume construction of the Henoko base for the US Airforce. On Sunday Nov. 19, a US Marine was involved in a drunk driv...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 9 The Japan News on a recent U.S. military aircraft crash in Australia: ...

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ASIA: UNITED STATES-ASIA — In his debut abroad as the first retired general to lead the Pentagon in more than half a century, Jim Mattis found that in Japan and South Korea his exper...

US military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. military Osprey aircraft crash-landed off Japan's southern island of Okinawa after its propeller was damaged during refueling training, and all five crewmembers were rescued, the U...

Japan court rejects Okinawa move to block US base relocation

TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese court has ruled that Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga's revocation of a reclamation permit for a U.S. military base on the southern island was illegal, supporting the central govern...

Kennedy, US ambassador to Japan, defends Okinawa base plan

TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has publicly defended a controversial proposal to relocate a U.S. Marine Corps base on Okinawa in southern Japan as the best of many options con...

Tokyo sues Okinawa in US base relocation dispute

TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government took the local government in Okinawa to court Tuesday, launching a legal battle in their longstanding dispute over the planned relocation of a U.S. military air b...

Okinawa leader threatens to revoke approval to move base

TOKYO (AP) -- Okinawa's governor says he is preparing to revoke approval for work needed to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of the southern Japanese island to another.Local residents are upset ...

US military helicopter crashes off Japan's southern island

TOKYO (AP) -- Three crew members have been rescued but two were missing Wednesday after a U.S. military helicopter crashed into sea off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, Japanese officials said.The ...

Okinawa gov hopes US will heed protests against US base plan

TOKYO (AP) -- The governor of Japan's southern Okinawa region says he is heading to Washington to convey local objections to a plan to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of the island to another.A...

US defense chief seeks deeper ties in first Asia visit

TOKYO (AP) -- The first revision of the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines in 17 years will "transform" the bilateral alliance, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.The guidelines, expected to ...