Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

Sep 23, 2016

Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Friday appealed a high court ruling that said its cancellation of landfill work for the central government’s effort to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is illegal. The ruling was the first of its kind in the intensifying ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. to deploy F-35 fighters in western Japan next year

The central government has informed the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture that 16 F-35 fighters will be deployed at the U.S. military base in the first half of next year. It will reportedly be the first overseas deployment of the F-35. High-ranking officials from ...

Aug 8, 2016

Japan's first lady visits anti-base protest in Okinawa

First lady Akie Abe visited the village of Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, to see a sit-in protest against the construction of U.S. military helipads. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reportedly not aware of her visit beforehand. Revealing her visit on her Facebook page Sunday, the ...