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Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima Prefecture without leaving Japan, and that is why Minaho Kubota is there. Petrified of the radiation still being released from the Fukushima No. Kubota grabbed her children, left her
Marine has been arrested on trespassing charges in the southwestern island of Okinawa, where public outrage is growing against the American military, following a rape allegedly by servicemen. Anibal Antonio Barraza-Ortiz, 27, a Marine corporal
The U.S. military in Japan announced Wednesday it will relax its nighttime curfew on New Year's Eve by two hours, and allow military personnel to stay off base until 1 a.m. The 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew imposed on all military personnel in Japan will
Okinawa has formally asked the central government to investigate allegedly unauthorized flights conducted by tilt-rotor MV-22 Ospreys deployed to the U.S...In a written request filed Tuesday, local authorities in Okinawa claimed that some 318 Osprey
A crowd of about 3,000 marched through the streets near a contentious U.S. Marine base in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Sunday to protest its use of the Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft. They also protested the long-stalled plan to keep Marine
The US House of Representatives has passed a key defence spending bill for fiscal 2013 which includes a USD 26 million allocation for the planned transfer of some of the US Marines stationed in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture to Guam.
The death of Daniel Inouye, the influential Democratic senator from Hawaii, at the age of 88 on Monday has led to an urgent need for Japan to consider the "post-Inouye" Senate and the rebuilding of Japan-U.S. relations. Inouye, the first U.S.
Senate and House Armed Services committees Tuesday approved a government proposal to spend $26 million to finance the transfer of marines stationed in Okinawa to Guam. The committees also approved the execution of related spending that has been
Three Chinese marine surveillance ships entered Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday afternoon, the Japan Coast Guard said. It was the 16th time for Chinese government ships to cross into the
Jiji The Democratic Party of Japan-led government is looking to schedule an extraordinary Diet session Dec...The session, which will follow the Lower House election Sunday, is expected to last three days. The poll to pick the new prime minister would