Island hop to friendly Okinoerabu

Mar 8, 2014

Island hop to friendly Okinoerabu

by Hillel Wright

At the end of March, having reached the age of 70 three months ago, I’ll retire from my post as a lecturer at Okinawa Christian University — mandatory retirement. Knowing this has given me a real sense of liberation in the past year or ...

Mar 3, 2014

LDP avoids second loss in local Okinawa races

Yoshitaka Nakayama, backed by the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition, was re-elected Sunday as mayor of Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture. Nakayama, 46, won 15,903 votes against 11,881 for Nagateru Ohama, 66, a former Ishigaki mayor who ran as an independent. With Nakayama’s victory, the LDP ...

Feb 13, 2014

U.S. envoy Kennedy visits planned air base location

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Thursday visited a location planned to accommodate a replacement for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which is in Ginowan, Okinawa. The visit to Camp Schwab in the Henoko district of Nago on the eastern shore of ...

Kennedy visits Okinawa to meet local officials

Feb 11, 2014

Kennedy visits Okinawa to meet local officials

Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday made her first visit to Okinawa since she became U.S. ambassador in November. She will meet officials of the prefecture that hosts the bulk of the U.S. military presence in Japan. Arriving at Naha Airport on an evening flight with ...