Nov 24, 2015

Pilot error blamed for fatal Osprey crash in Hawaii

The U.S. Marine Corps said pilot error was the main cause of the fatal crash of an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii last May. “The investigation found the main contributing factors to this mishap were pilot performance and an improper site survey” of ...

Nov 18, 2015

Court battle over Henoko

The court battle the central government has launched against the Okinawa Prefectural government over the project to relocate Air Station Futenma could further complicate the standoff.

Nov 18, 2015

Okinawa's base conundrum

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The Okinawa base issue goes beyond the tangible impact of the U.S. military bases. More than anything, it's the attitude of the Japanese central government toward the issue that irks Okinawans.

Okinawa sit-in protest against U.S. base reaches 500th day

Nov 18, 2015

Okinawa sit-in protest against U.S. base reaches 500th day

A sit-in protest by citizens opposed to a planned U.S. base relocation within Okinawa Prefecture reached its 500th day on Wednesday. According to organizers, some 1,000 people gathered to mark the day in front of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Schwab in the Henoko ...