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The Okinawa Defense Bureau plans to have the Exchange open by January of 2020. The plans also revealed construction of a new post office and bank to be incorporated into the Exchange. "This new project is going to put everything right in one building," said Col Kevin Norton, the camp commander of ...
In this meeting, the city council unanimously came to a decision and created a memorandum regarding the forced landing of an U.S. military aircraft that took place at Ikei Island of Yonashiro Town. People called for the suspension of flights by all aircraft types stationed at the U.S. military Futenma Air Station ...

Also on January 9 Vice Governor of Okinawa Moritake Tomikawa called Ambassador in charge of Okinawan Affairs Tsukasa Kawada and Director-General of the Okinawa Defense Bureau Koichiro Nakajima to the Prefectural Office in order to make an objection regarding the problem of U.S. military ...
Article 6 of the Japan-U.S. security treaty stipulates the U.S. forces that can be stationed in Japan are the army, navy and air force. The U.S. Marines are deployed in Japan (Okinawa) as a cog of the U.S. Navy on the basis of this provision. But can the Marines really be considered the navy? Certainly, the ...
After drawing a lot of attention for a comedy routine on "The Manzai 2017," a nationally televised comedy program on Fuji Television, that featured jokes and a satirization of base construction in Okinawa in places such as Henoko in Nago City and in Takae in Higashimura, Daisuke Muramoto from the ...
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a recreational dive ...

In total, the couple have visited Okinawa 10 times, including trips made when the Emperor was Crown Prince. During their previous visit in June 2014, the Imperial Couple paid tribute to more than 1,400 victims of a student evacuation ship that was sunk by a U.S. torpedo during World War II. The August ...
Jiji Press Tokyo (Jiji Press) -- The Emperor and Empress will visit Okinawa Prefecture in late March, it was learned Friday. As part of the tour, the Emperor and Empress are expected to make their first-ever visit to the island of Yonaguni, the country's westernmost point, Okinawa prefectural government ...
The finding, based on analysis of over 10,000 pages of military documents by Kanto Gakuin University professor Hirofumi Hayashi, helps to clarify the overall picture of U.S. attacks on the Japanese mainland from Okinawa, said Masahiko Yamabe, a researcher at the Center of the Tokyo Raids and war ...
Tokyo's Ueno Zoological gardens may have the giant panda cub Xiang Xiang to adore, but a zoo in Okinawa has its own critters to be crazy about: lions. As of Dec. 24, visitors to Okinawa Zoo & Museum in fiscal 2017, which started in April, totaled 355,932, marking a record high since the park's renovation ...
The Japanese government has a duty to make maximum efforts to ensure the safety and security of people in Okinawa by finding answers to key questions related to a flurry of accidents and incidents involving U.S. military aircraft. On Jan. 8, an AH-1 attack helicopter used by the U.S. Marine Corps ...
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga made his New Year's resolution with regards to the new base construction issue in Henoko while giving his year-opening address to prefectural government employees on the morning of January 4, stating, "We can absolutely not forgive the new base construction done ...
HONOLULU - Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Pacific Command to guarantee the safety of aircraft operating in Okinawa following two emergency landings involving U.S. military helicopters in recent days. During his visit to Hawaii, Onodera called on Adm. Harry ...
Japan says the US has apologised for a series of recent accidents on its territory involving American military equipment. The incidents on the southern island of Okinawa included the emergency landings of two US military helicopters. Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said he was "lost for words" and ...
During the conversation, Onodera apparently listed accidents with U.S. Marine helicopters that have struck Okinawa since late last year. Those included a ch-53e super stallion that crash-landed and burst into flames in the village of Higashi on Oct. 11, a window falling from another CH-53E onto a school ...
CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa -- It didn't take long for diver Justin Kinjo to realize he had made a critical mistake after entering the surf last spring near Mermaid Grotto in Manzo-Mo, Okinawa. Waves smashed over the Okinawan father of two as he made his way out, pushing him down and back toward shore, ...
Japan says the US has apologised for a series of recent accidents on its territory involving American military equipment. The incidents on the southern island of Okinawa included the emergency landings of two US military helicopters. Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said he was "lost for words" and ...

CAMP HANSEN, Japan, Jan. 8, 2018 -- "I could care less about the awards, the rank, or any of the stuff that I've been given," said Marine Corps Cpl. Noel Mayorqa. "I want to be an example to my squad. That's what I strive for." Marine in battle gear poses for a photo in Okinawa, Japan. Marine Corps Cpl. Noel Mayorqa is a ...
NAHA, Okinawa PREF. - Toward the end of World War II, the United States was able to launch massive attacks on mainland Japan after seizing Okinawa, dropping around 7,000 tons of bombs, an analysis of U.S. documents shows. The finding, based on an analysis of more than 10,000 pages of ...
Tokyo (AFP) - An American military helicopter made an emergency landing in Okinawa on Monday (Jan 8), just two days after a similar incident on the southern Japanese island. It was the latest in a series of accidents involving US military equipment that have fuelled local opposition to the stationing of ...
CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa -- Marine Sgt. Justin Erler and Cpl. Matthew Dungan remained solemn as navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals were pinned on their chests Wednesday at III Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters on Okinawa. Erler, Dungan and a third Marine -- Lance Cpl.
By Masakazu Matsushita / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterThe year 2018 is shaping up to be the first year in a decade without national or other large-scale elections, so the Okinawa gubernatorial race will be a major focus of this year's political calendar. The latest House of Representatives election was held ...
In the 10 months since Hiroji Yamashiro was arrested for protesting against the US presence in Okinawa Prefecture, military personnel have made the headlines more frequently than anyone would want. In the latest ugly incident in mid-December, a window of a CH-33 transport helicopter came loose ...
NAGO, Okinawa PREF. - A sit-in protest by citizens opposed to the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma air station in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, to the Henoko coastal area in Nago, reached its 5,000th day Tuesday. On the same day, a protest rally was held in front of a gate of the ...
GINOWAN, Okinawa Prefecture--A U.S. Air Force serviceman was arrested here Dec. 24 on suspicion of drunken driving, less than two weeks after the U.S. military lifted an alcohol ban imposed on personnel in Japan. Jerryl Leonard Franklin Jr., 22, who is stationed at the Kadena Air Base, has denied the ...
More than half of a US military training area in northern Okinawa Prefecture has been returned to the landowners. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera pledged to work to further reduce the burden of US bases on the island prefecture. The Northern Training Area is the largest US military site in Okinawa.
NAHA, Okinawa PREF. - The Okinawa Prefecture Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding the suspension of flights and drills by U.S. military aircraft over schools and hospitals, after a window fell from an American helicopter onto school grounds last week. The resolution ...
The Okinawa Prefectural Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that the US military suspend flights over places such as schools and hospitals. The assembly endorsed the resolution on Thursday in protest against an incident last week, in which a window from a US military helicopter ...
The traditional approach in Okinawa is to major on vegetables, minor on meat and dine in moderation: "Eat until you are 80% full," is the mantra. And food isn't everything. Elderly Okinawans are markedly active, socially and physically. I can't guarantee you will live longer if you eat Okinawan longevity ...
The latest incident follows another in October when a CH-53E based out of Futenma crashed in the Takae district of Okinawa. No one was injured, but locals were angered when flights resumed just one week later. Relations between the U.S. military and Okinawa locals have been under stress for more ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko plan to visit Okinawa in March to pay tribute to those who died in the fierce ground battle there during World War II, a source close to the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. During the three-day trip from March 27, the imperial couple are expected to visit Japan's ...
Mattis provided details on recent emergency landings by two Okinawa-based Marine Corps aircraft -- a AH-1Z Viper helicopter on Monday and a UH-1Y Venom Saturday -- and vowed to address the "important" issue of aircraft safety. During their call, Onodera reportedly asked Mattis -- a retired Marine ...
GINOWAN, Okinawa Prefecture--Tatsumi Goya joined hundreds of Okinawans in a protest against U.S. military flights over local schools here Dec. 29 because he cannot bear to tell his children they are not safe when they are in class. For Goya, 42, it was his first time to address such a public gathering.
NAGO, Okinawa PREF. - A sit-in protest by citizens opposed to the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma air station in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, to the Henoko coastal area in Nago, reached its 5,000th day Tuesday. On the same day, a protest rally was held in front of a gate of the ...
Camp Foster, Okinawa -- The Japanese government has finalized the reversion of the largest swath of land from U.S. to Japanese control since 1972. Officials celebrated handing back the land to private and municipal landowners during a ceremony Monday in the village of Kunigami, an Okinawa ...
Okinawa categorically states that the Praise is a complete in-house project, with "Complete vehicle design and component design by Okinawa, including a Li-ion battery for which Okinawa applied for a patent". Interestingly, however, we have come across a near-identical scooter that's already on sale from ...
In an interview to RT Hanes recalled his visit to Okinawa, within the group's delegation supporting local people opposed to the construction of military bases in Henoko district. US bases take up nearly 19 percent of Okinawa. "I heard reports that there was trash all over the place, but I had to see with my own ...
More than half of a US military training area in northern Okinawa Prefecture has been returned to the landowners. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera pledged to work to further reduce the burden of US bases on the island prefecture. The Northern Training Area is the largest US military site in Okinawa.
GINOWAN, Okinawa Prefecture--A U.S. Air Force serviceman was arrested here Dec. 24 on suspicion of drunken driving, less than two weeks after the U.S. military lifted an alcohol ban imposed on personnel in Japan. Jerryl Leonard Franklin Jr., 22, who is stationed at the Kadena Air Base, has denied the ...
The "Haberu General election," (Hosted by the Okinawa Butterfly Designation Committee, Ryukyu Shimpo Co. Ltd., and co-hosted by the Youshinkai healthcare corporation), which was held to designate a prefectural butterfly as the symbol of nature conservation and biodiversity, tallied the final vote count ...
Takehiro Kamiya points at a flag saying 'No Fly Zone' on the second floor balcony of the Midorigaoka day care center in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Dec. 19, 2017. (Mainichi). GINOWAN, Okinawa -- The head of a day care center here near to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is deeply ...
CAMP COURNTEY, Okinawa, Japan - soldiers from the Japan Self-Defense Force presented 1,000 paper cranes to Sgt. Maj. Mario A. Marquez, the III Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major, and members of 3rd Marine logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force on Dec. 20, 2017 at the Battle of ...
GINOWAN, Okinawa Prefecture--A second Okinawa school here that reported falling U.S. military helicopter parts has also been subjected to harassing phone calls that claim the incident is "fake." After the 7.7-kilogram window fell from a CH-53E helicopter onto the playground at Futenma No. 2 Elementary ...
The EV market is only set to grow from here and making waves in this space is Okinawa Autotech. The company entered the electric scooter market earlier this year with the Ridge, and have now launched their new flagship - Praise electric scooter. The new Okinawa Praise is currently the fastest electric ...
This is the second electric scooter from the company after the Okinawa Ridge, which was launched in India early this year and also won the prestigious the NDTV Green Award at the 2018 NDTV Car and bike Show. Up until now, Okinawa was completely mum about the new Praise e-Scooter, so get all the ...
India is slowing but surely turning towards electric mobility; the auto sector players are gradually accomodating these changes too. Indian electric two-wheeler manufacurer Okinawa Scooters launched a new e-scooter. The Okinanwa Praise, the flagship offering from the company, will sell for Rs 59,889 ...
19, less than a week after a window dropped off one and landed in a school playground in Okinawa. The helicopters are back in the air despite mounting distrust and heightened concern among Okinawans about U.S. military safety procedures. The Japanese government accepted the resumption of the ...
NAHA, Okinawa PREF. - The U.S. military has told the Okinawa Prefectural government of their plan to soon resume flights of CH-53E choppers, the same type that accidentally dropped a window onto the grounds of an elementary school Wednesday, prefectural government sources said Sunday.
Only one of Japan's 47 prefectural governors -- the Niigata governor -- would conditionally agree to hosting drills involving U.S. military Osprey aircraft to lessen the burden of Okinawa, a Kyodo News survey showed. The survey was conducted a year after an MV-22 tilt-rotor transport aircraft made a ...
The traditional approach in Okinawa is to major on vegetables, minor on meat and dine in moderation: "Eat until you are 80% full," is the mantra. And food isn't everything. Elderly Okinawans are markedly active, socially and physically. I can't guarantee you will live longer if you eat Okinawan longevity ...


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