Nov 13, 2016

Two U.S. servicemen arrested for drunken driving in Okinawa

Two U.S. servicemen in Okinawa Prefecture were arrested in separate drunken driving incidents late Friday and early Saturday. Arrested by the Okinawa Prefectural Police were a 29-year-old staff sergeant assigned to the U.S. Army’s Torii Station in the village of Yomitan and a 23-year-old ...

Oct 30, 2016

U.S. sailor in Okinawa arrested over alleged assault

The Okinawa Prefectural police arrested a U.S. seaman Sunday on suspicion of assaulting a man on a street in the town of Chatan. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Wayne Lebaron, 22, is suspected of pushing the 21-year-old man to the ground and choking ...

Welcome home, Okinawa

Oct 22, 2016

Welcome home, Okinawa


Under the slogan “Let the whole world move to the Uchina beat,” Okinawa will host the prefecture’s largest international event, the sixth Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival from Thursday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 30. (Uchina means Okinawa in the island’s language, while Uchinanchu means an ...

Police officer dispatched from Osaka insults protesters in Okinawa

Oct 19, 2016

Police officer dispatched from Osaka insults protesters in Okinawa

A riot police officer dispatched from Osaka to help local police respond to anti-base protests in Okinawa Prefecture hurled an ethnic slur at protesters, calling them dojin, meaning aboriginal, police officials said Wednesday. The incident came amid intensifying confrontations between riot police and local ...