Aug 23, 2016

U.S. to deploy F-35 fighters in western Japan next year

The central government has informed the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture that 16 F-35 fighters will be deployed at the U.S. military base in the first half of next year. It will reportedly be the first overseas deployment of the F-35. High-ranking officials from ...

Jan 25, 2016

Iwakuni mayor re-elected, beating U.S. base foe

Yoshihiko Fukuda has won a third term as mayor of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, beating a challenger who opposed plans to boost operations at a U.S. military base in the area. Fukuda, 45, won after a low-key debate on the planned transfer of 59 fighter ...

Ospreys fly to Atsugi base again en route to training

Aug 19, 2014

Ospreys fly to Atsugi base again en route to training

Four MV-22 Osprey aircraft flew on Monday to the Atsugi air base, which is jointly used by the U.S. Navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force, in Kanagawa Prefecture for the third time amid local protests. The tilt-rotor transport aircraft will conduct landing and takeoff ...

Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

Aug 3, 2013

Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

The U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa said two more Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrived Saturday at the Futenma base from Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ospreys, part of a batch of 12, were expected to fly out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Saturday morning, ...