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Also in the cross hairs is Manbij, a town jointly patrolled by U.S- and Kurdish forces and where U.S. bases are housed, triggering concerns over potential friction with U.S. troops. Erdogan even threatened to target Iraq's Sinjar mountains, used by Kurdish fighters to move between Iraq and Syria, and which ...
Last year, people gathered daily in front of Naha District Court in Okinawa, Japan, to protest the detention of anti-U.S. base protest leader Hiroji Yamashiro. ... a half years with hard labor, suggesting that Yamashiro's actions went beyond the freedom of expression guaranteed by the Japanese constitution.

Kazuo Senaga, 54, secretary-general of an organization that opposes U.S. bases in Okinawa, said, "The judiciary, which ignores the voices of people who are against the relocation and just goes along with the central government, is losing its independence," adding, "Let's continue to fight." Moreover, about ...
Federal prosecutors, for example, pursued roughly one in seven juvenile sex offense cases that military investigators presented, according to AP's review of about 100 investigative files from Navy and Marine Corps bases. In one unprosecuted case from Japan, witnesses confirmed that a 17-year-old boy ...
The sea off the Henoko district of the Okinawa Prefecture city of Nago, where U.S. military base relocation work is underway, is pictured in this photo taken from a Mainichi Shimbun aircraft on Oct. 12, 2017. (Mainichi). NAHA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A Japanese court rejected on Tuesday the Okinawa prefectural ...
“Iraq's sovereignty is our red line,” the Iraqi Foreign Minister said, pointing to American military bases in “South Korea, Turkey, Japan, and other countries which violated those countries' sovereignty.” Jaafari visited Russia to meet with officials and seek assistance regarding the security of Iraq post-IS, with some reports ...

... presence in its territory. “Iraq's sovereignty is our red line,” the Iraqi foreign minister said. He pointed to the presence of permanent US military bases in “South Korea, Turkey, Japan, and many other world countries” long after the end of World War II and said the bases violated those countries' sovereignty.
The commander of a US air base in northern Japan has apologized to a local municipality for the release of fuel tanks from a fighter jet into a lake last week. Colonel R. Scott Jobe visited the town of Tohoku in Aomori Prefecture on Monday to speak with Mayor Koji Ebina. They discussed the jettisoning of 2 ...
Japanese Fighter Jets Intercept Nuclear-Capable Russian Bombers Near US Base ... The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) scrambled fighter jets to intercept two Russian Air Force nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers on February 20, the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) ...
In Hatoyama's view, Japan instead should work with South Korea and China to convince the United States and North Korea to begin talks toward a peace .... about the strategic importance of the proposed new US base in Henoko; it supposedly claimed that all US bases had to be within 60 nautical miles of ...
Federal prosecutors, for example, pursued roughly 1 in 7 juvenile sex offense cases that military investigators presented, according to AP's review of about 100 investigative files from Navy and Marine Corps bases. In one unprosecuted case from Japan, witnesses confirmed that a 17-year-old boy pulled a ...
Federal prosecutors, for example, pursued roughly 1 in 7 juvenile sex offense cases that military investigators presented, according to AP's review of about 100 investigative files from Navy and Marine Corps bases. In one unprosecuted case from Japan, witnesses confirmed that a 17-year-old boy pulled a ...
A Pentagon report says China "has modernized its conventionally armed missile force extraordinarily rapidly," and a map lists the types of Chinese missiles in range of U.S. bases in Japan. The targets erected in China's far west include a parked aircraft similar to an American F-22 at Kadena Air Base in ...
Japanese people have staged a sit-in protest, trying to obstruct the construction of a new American base on the southern island of Okinawa, which has been rife with anti-US sentiment for years. On Friday, the protesters tried to block 80 trucks carrying building materials on an access road, prompting police ...
Unfortunately the Japanese government doesn't think of Japanese people as the priority,” protester Shinichi Mura told Ruptly. The activists are also worried about potential noise pollution and have repeatedly expressed environmental concerns. Residents have been campaigning against the relocation of ...
Campaign launched to close U.S. bases ... U.S. bases impact the environment and public health of millions of people as well as future generations. ... From Okinawa, Japanese activists are fighting to not only stop the construction of a new U.S. Marine Corps base on the island, but to remove the existing ...
Australian and Japanese fighter jets will carry out joint military exercises for the first time this year, as the two nations boost their defence co-operation. ... The Japan Self-Defence Force deployed the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air system to several US bases in Japan in August after a North ...

Workers have begun building a major seawall at a site in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, for the planned relocation of a US base. The local defense bureau says it hopes to start full-fledged reclamation work at the site this summer. The site is where an alternative facility for the US Marine Corps ...
If he can put nuclear weapons on U.S. troops in Korea, U.S. bases in Japan, and U.S. cities, Kim reasons, the Americans will not launch a war on him. Have not recent events proven him right? Iran has no nuclear weapons and some Americans clamor daily for "regime change" in Tehran. But because Kim ...
The Chinese military has recently tested short- and medium-range missiles that could put a U.S. military base or Japan in harm's way, according to local reports. ... This type of arsenal can target Taiwan and the U.S. Marine Corps Base on Okinawa, as well as Japanese islands and the Philippines. The tests ...
That came just two days after a similar incident on the southern Japanese island, where more than half the 47,000 American troops in Japan are ... Such accidents have sparked opposition to the US bases on the strategic island, which would serve as a launchpad for any American military activity in Asia.
He accused the Japanese government of “clear human rights violations” against opponents of US bases in Okinawa. “I and the people of Okinawa will never bow to oppression,” he told the UN. “I demand that the government of Japan stop human rights violations and respect the Okinawan people's will ...
... man is pledging to provide economic support to Nago, the city expected to take over as host of an unpopular U.S. base situated further south in Okinawa. ... Schwab, but the plan has been fiercely opposed for decades by residents in the prefecture, which hosts the bulk of U.S. military facilities in Japan.
TOKYO, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Japanese police officials in Okinawa were granted rare access Thursday to a U.S. military base to inspect a helicopter, a window of which fell and crashed on the grounds of an elementary school a day earlier. The police in Japan's southernmost prefecture entered the U.S. ...
In a rare move, police in Okinawa, southern Japan, have been allowed inside a US base to examine a helicopter, from which a window fell onto the grounds of an elementary school. Officers entered the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City on Thursday morning. They have checked the ...
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A Filipino woman arrested last year in Kansas has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $100,000 from a U.S. Naval base in Japan. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Cynthia Lopez Creseni was sentenced Friday, January12 to two years in prison. She will be returned ...
The Japanese government has often defended the safety record of the ... Okinawa Prefecture, the only U.S. base in Japan where the aircraft is ...
Spotlight: Japanese gov't pushes ahead with U.S. base relocation in ... Japan's defense minister Itsunori Onodera told a press briefing on ...
New building work begins at site for U.S. base in Okinawa ... Protest boats and Japan Coast Guard vessels square off in the foreground.
During the election campaign he castigated South Korea and Japan for ... A map showing the location of the new US base at Henoko in Okinawa. ... to Japanese administration in 1970, hosts some 70% of US bases in Japan.
Japan will model a new amphibious combat force on the U.S. ... sides also confirmed their plan to promote the joint use of U.S. bases in Japan.
SHIP WITH RESCUED SAILORS REACHES US BASE IN OKINAWA ... months set foot on solid ground at a U.S. Naval base in southern Japan.
The continuing inability of Japanese police to investigate crashes involving ... States, which allows the U.S. forces total control over U.S. bases.
Jennifer Appel, center, raises her arms from bridge way of the USS Ashland Monday, Oct. 30 at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan.
(WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Japan) — Two women from Hawaii who were adrift on a storm-battered sailboat in the Pacific for months set ...
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Japan time: U.S. bases on Okinawa have entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1-R (recovery).
Japan Divided Over Any Revision to Its “Peace Constitution” ... for members of the Japanese “Diet” — the peculiar word for Japan's parliament or ... He also has threatened to fire missiles at U.S. bases, not just on the American ...
9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, Japan time: Here's the latest wind-forecast timeline from Kadena Air Base's 18th Wing Weather Flight. U.S. bases on ...
The contamination levels were greater than the permissible ones in Germany and Japan. Dioxins can cause reproductive and developmental ...
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, Japan time: U.S. bases on Okinawa have entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1. Destructive winds of 58 ...
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Air Force engineers are learning a new ... within a couple of hours if enemy missiles strike U.S. bases in Japan.
(There were more Japanese comfort women.) As a result ... That was common in Japan, too, during its economic difficulties before World War II. There were ... Limiting ourselves to U.S. bases overseas, there are 900 of them.
Yes, Abe would dearly like to revise Japan's post-war “peace constitution” ... For sure Japanese rightists believe it's high time to discard this vestige of ... He also has threatened to fire missiles at U.S. bases, not just on the ...
Noon Thursday, Oct. 26, Japan time: U.S. bases on Okinawa have entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 3 as of noon Thursday.
Besides American personnel, the U.S. base at Iwakuni is also home to ... personnel, including Japanese nationals who are employed there.
The drills simulate the evacuation of U.S. civilians, including the transportation of personnel to a U.S. base in Japan by air, and are part of the ...
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. military bases on Japan's Kanto Plain have resumed normal operations in the aftermath of a major ...
On October 12 the prefectural citizens' organization opposing the relocation of U.S. bases within Okinawa and those involved in the Futenma ...
The move came even though the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan said in a ... crime and accidents connected to U.S. bases, with the prefecture hosting ... the accident's cause, as Japanese authorities do not have the power to ...
N. Korea paper says Japan, local US bases targets in war ... of another anti-missile unit in Hokkaido and the Japanese Navy's participation in a ...


 

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