Okinawa Gov. wants Americans to know island's US base burden

TOKYO (AP) — The bicultural governor of Japan's Okinawa island says he will meet with Americans next week to convey to them residents' frustration from hosting U.S. military bases on the southern isla...

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...

Cruise liner 'Amsterdam' makes first visit to Keelung in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Around noon on Nov. 1, the “Amsterdam” cruise liner made its first port call in Taiwan’s Keelung, where it will remain until 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 2 as trave...

Japan resumes work at disputed site for US base relocation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central government has resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite local opposition. The Defense Mini...

Japan's central government has resumed work at disputed U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local rejection

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central government has resumed work at disputed U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local rejection.

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...

Okinawa governor tells AP he wants to visit US and tell Americans to stop building disputed military base

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa governor tells AP he wants to visit US and tell Americans to stop building disputed military base.

StarFlyer launches new Taiwan flights to Kitakyushu and Nagoya, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese airline StarFlyer commenced two new flights linking Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan with Kitakyushu and Nagoya, Japan on Oct. 28, reported CNA. Fl...

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Environmental group condemns GOP panel's foreign agent probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese isla...

New Okinawa chief wants US to rethink Marine base relocation

TOKYO (AP) — The new Okinawa governor says he wants Americans to know the U.S. and Japanese governments are forcing a relocation of a U.S. Marine base rejected by people on the island. ...

US teen flies for record: youngest solo round-the-world

A Louisiana teenager flew for 10½ hours through a sandstorm over Saudi Arabia, got stuck in the Philippines by typhoons, and set three youth aviation records. Flying entirely by inst...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An earthquake and tsunami struck a central Indonesia island a week ago, burying survivors and victims in mud and debris. Boats were washed ashore, buildings and streets crumbled, and people mourned th...

Typhoon Kong-rey heads toward Japan and South Korea

TOKYO (AP) — A strong typhoon is heading toward southern Japan's Okinawa islands on a track that could then take it to South Korea. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Thursday that...