Jan 25, 2016

Iwakuni mayor re-elected, beating U.S. base foe

Yoshihiko Fukuda has won a third term as mayor of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, beating a challenger who opposed plans to boost operations at a U.S. military base in the area. Fukuda, 45, won after a low-key debate on the planned transfer of 59 fighter ...

Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

Aug 3, 2013

Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

The U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa said two more Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrived Saturday at the Futenma base from Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ospreys, part of a batch of 12, were expected to fly out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Saturday morning, ...

Mar 8, 2013

Osprey low-altitude drills wrap up

The U.S. Marine Corps was to complete low-altitude flight training with the MV-22 Osprey over mainland Japan on Friday. Three of the tilt-rotor aircraft arrived Wednesday at the Iwakuni air base in Yamaguchi Prefecture from the Futenma base in Okinawa. The training was to ...