Thousands march on Henoko base site

Aug 23, 2014

Thousands march on Henoko base site

by Jon Mitchell

More than 3,500 demonstrators marched to U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on Saturday in the largest show of anger to date against the new American base being built off Henoko Bay to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in crowded ...

Onodera tells congressman Japan supports U.S. airstrikes on Iraq

Aug 10, 2014

Onodera tells congressman Japan supports U.S. airstrikes on Iraq

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Sunday that Tokyo supports the recent U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. “Japan will continue to support the United States’ fight against terrorism,” ...

Is 'Kobe Formula' spanner in works?

Jul 27, 2014

Is 'Kobe Formula' spanner in works?

by Eric Johnston

On March 18, 1975, in a show of defiance against Japan-U.S. military policy, the Kobe Municipal Assembly passed a resolution that became known as the “Kobe Formula.” From that day forward, the resolution said, any ship carrying nuclear weapons would not be allowed to ...