Born in the USA, eaten in Okinawa

Oct 23, 2015

Born in the USA, eaten in Okinawa

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Known for its white sand beaches and tropical climate, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa, also possesses a confused culinary identity. It’s a fusion of Western tastes and local ingredients that will have visitors questioning where they’ve landed. Okinawa was occupied by the U.S. for 27 ...

Oct 20, 2015

Futenma relocation panel experts admit taking payments from contractors

Two members of a governmental panel monitoring the environmental impact of the Futenma base relocation within Okinawa Prefecture have admitted to accepting donations from contractors involved. Kyoto University professor Nobuaki Arai and University of Tokyo professor Hajime Kayane said separately they have accepted donations ...

U.S. Air Force plans Okinawa Osprey drills

Oct 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force plans Okinawa Osprey drills

The U.S. Air Force is considering conducting drills using CV-22 Osprey transport aircraft in Japan, including in Okinawa, it was learned Wednesday. On the day, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau presented to the prefecture documents prepared by the U.S. military, including drill plans ...