May 29, 2016

80 U.S. scholars urge Obama to shut down U.S. bases in Okinawa

About 80 prominent scholars and activists are calling on the U.S. government to close its military bases in Okinawa Prefecture over a base worker’s alleged involvement in the death of a local woman. The scholars and activists include Peter Kuznick, an American University professor ...

May 28, 2016

Pentagon chief Carter cancels visit to Japan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has canceled his visit to Japan, it was learned Friday. Carter was considering traveling to Japan ahead of a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Security Summit, which is set to start on June 3. But the Pentagon ...

Minister for Okinawa seeks revision of U.S. SOFA

May 24, 2016

Minister for Okinawa seeks revision of U.S. SOFA

Aiko Shimajiri, the minister in charge of Okinawa affairs, says she intends to continue requesting a revision of the Status of Forces Agreement with the United States in the wake of the latest crime linked to the military bases in the island prefecture. “As ...