Minister for Okinawa seeks revision of U.S. SOFA

May 24, 2016

Minister for Okinawa seeks revision of U.S. SOFA

Aiko Shimajiri, the minister in charge of Okinawa affairs, says she intends to continue requesting a revision of the Status of Forces Agreement with the United States in the wake of the latest crime linked to the military bases in the island prefecture. “As ...

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

May 22, 2016

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter apologized Saturday after an American base worker was arrested over the death of an Okinawa woman, a case that has stoked anger among islanders already upset for decades with the heavy U.S. military presence. Carter extended “his sincere apologies ...