Naha Airport temporarily closed over F-15 fighter problem

Jan 30, 2017

Naha Airport temporarily closed over F-15 fighter problem

The sole runway at Naha Airport in Okinawa Prefecture was forced to close temporarily Monday after an Air Self-Defense Force F-15 fighter jet developed a problem in its front-landing gear, forcing at least 60 commercial flights to be canceled or diverted to other destinations. ...

Apr 19, 2014

Russian military bombers spotted

The Air Self-Defense Force scrambled fighter jets Friday after three pairs of Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bombers were detected flying around the Japanese archipelago, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff Office announced. While the planes did not violate Japanese airspace, it was the sixth day in ...