Okinawa launches coral survey at Futenma replacement site

Aug 31, 2015

Okinawa launches coral survey at Futenma replacement site

The Okinawa Prefectural Government began an underwater survey Monday to check the condition of coral reefs off the planned replacement site for the U.S. Futenma military base, which could result in revoking permission for drilling work if damage is confirmed. The prefectural government had ...

Aug 14, 2015

Okinawa hiatus must be productive

While work for the Futenma base replacement in Okinawa is suspended for a month, the Abe administration should not use the occasion as a mere political gesture and instead should listen sincerely to what Gov. Takeshi Onaga has to say.

Jul 27, 2015

Jiji Press disciplines reporter over Okinawa remarks

The Jiji Press news agency decided Monday to take disciplinary measures for employees over inappropriate remarks made by one of its reporters in connection with the Futenma base relocation plan in Okinawa Prefecture. The company decided to suspend the unnamed 47-year-old male employee, who ...