May 8, 2017

An alternative to the Henoko plan

Instead of clinging to the Henoko plan, the Abe administration should at least explore an alternative to the Futenma relocation project, which could prevent its confrontation with Okinawa from developing into a situation in which local sentiment deepens against the U.S. military presence on ...

Onaga looks to Trump for change in U.S. policy on bases

/ Feb 3, 2017

Onaga looks to Trump for change in U.S. policy on bases

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga expressed hope Thursday that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will adopt a new policy toward U.S. military bases on the island prefecture. Referring to the drastic changes Trump has made since taking office on Jan. 20, Onaga said ...

Feb 1, 2017

Japan to start offshore work at planned new Okinawa airbase

The government plans to start maritime construction work as early as next week at the planned relocation site for a key U.S. airbase in Okinawa, a government source said Tuesday. The move, which is likely to trigger further local opposition, comes after the government’s ...