Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

May 22, 2016

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter apologized Saturday after an American base worker was arrested over the death of an Okinawa woman, a case that has stoked anger among islanders already upset for decades with the heavy U.S. military presence. Carter extended “his sincere apologies ...

May 19, 2016

Former U.S. Marine held over death of local woman

Okinawa Prefectural Police said Thursday they have arrested a 32-year-old former U.S. Marine on suspicion of illegally dumping the body of a 20-year-old local woman. According to police, during interrogation the suspect hinted he murdered the woman and said he dumped the body into ...

May 16, 2016

2,500 turn out in Naha to protest Henoko U.S. base plan

About 2,500 people raised opposition to the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa in a rally held in the capital city of Naha on Sunday, the 44th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese administration from U.S. rule. The participants adopted a ...