Opponents step up protest against U.S. helipad plan on Okinawa

Sep 15, 2016

Opponents step up protest against U.S. helipad plan on Okinawa

Opponents of planned U.S. helipads on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa have stepped up protests in Tokyo after the central government used military aircraft to transport equipment for the project. The U.S. Marine Corps helipads are to be used by MV-22 Osprey aircraft, which ...

Jul 10, 2016

SOFA-related change falls short

Japan should renegotiate the Status of Forces Agreement it has with the U.S. so it can have greater jurisdiction over crimes committed by Americans with U.S. military ties.