Jul 23, 2014


by Giovanni Fazio

The old Godzilla movies made by Japan’s Toho studio between 1954 and 2004 were B-grade monster movies. They were cheesy and primitive, for the most part, but displayed the charm of inventive filmmakers who were trying to transcend the limitations of budget and technology ...

Apr 11, 2014

Marines won't leave Futenma till new base built: Wissler

The top commander of U.S. military forces stationed in Okinawa on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the Marine Corps leaving a contentious air base before a replacement facility is operational. “The answer is no,” Lt. Gen. John Wissler told an event in Washington ...

Feb 16, 2014

GSDF eyes smartphones to boost communications with U.S. forces

Japan plans to improve communications between the Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. military forces by using smartphone-type terminals, a Defense Ministry source said Sunday. The government start developing a software prototype from April with the aim of rolling it out in fiscal 2018, the ...

Fears widen over Kadena toxins

Feb 1, 2014

Fears widen over Kadena toxins

by Jon Mitchell

Just days after the commander of U.S. Kadena Air Base, near the city of Okinawa, promised parents their children’s schools were safe from dioxin contamination, a further 50 chemical barrels have been unearthed from adjacent land and a retired U.S. Air Force major has ...