Dec 12, 2016

Japan disputes China's claim ASDF fighters fired 'interference bomb'

Tokyo on Sunday disputed China’s claim that two Japanese fighter jets fired what Beijing calls an “interference bomb” as Chinese military planes passed over the Miyako Strait in Okinawa Prefecture the previous day. The Defense Ministry in Tokyo said Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets ...

Dec 10, 2016

U.S. to continue Osprey supply drills in Okinawa despite danger protests

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to continue supply transportation drills involving Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft around Camp Hansen in the village of Ginoza, Okinawa Prefecture, despite protests from local communities. “It is necessary to continue conducting this type of training to maintain proficiency,” the Marine ...

Cruise liner influx overwhelming Miyakojima's economy

| Dec 9, 2016

Cruise liner influx overwhelming Miyakojima's economy

Amid rising hopes for economic growth, Japan’s tourism boom has exposed the need for regional authorities to develop infrastructure and help secure the manpower needed to deal with the influx of foreign tourists. Miyakojima in Okinawa is one of those struggling tourist destinations. As ...