Jan 7, 2017

U.S. resumes Osprey refueling drills in Okinawa

The U.S. military resumed aerial refueling drills for Osprey aircraft in Okinawa Prefecture on Friday, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said amid local protests. The move comes less than a month after one of the tilt-rotor aircraft was forced to ditch in nearby waters, injuring ...

Work resumes on replacement site for U.S. base in Okinawa

Dec 27, 2016

Work resumes on replacement site for U.S. base in Okinawa

The central government on Tuesday resumed construction work suspended since March at the replacement site in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, for the U.S. Futenma base. The move came a day after Gov. Takeshi Onaga rescinded an action aimed at blocking the work following his recent ...

Kadena base collision rated as 'Class A' severe mishap

Dec 22, 2016

Kadena base collision rated as 'Class A' severe mishap

A collision between a U.S. anti-submarine surveillance aircraft and a towing vehicle at a U.S. military base in Okinawa on Sunday has been classified as a severe “Class A” mishap, according to data released by the U.S. Naval Safety Center. The collision at the ...