Oct 20, 2015

Futenma relocation panel experts admit taking payments from contractors

Two members of a governmental panel monitoring the environmental impact of the Futenma base relocation within Okinawa Prefecture have admitted to accepting donations from contractors involved. Kyoto University professor Nobuaki Arai and University of Tokyo professor Hajime Kayane said separately they have accepted donations ...

Sep 20, 2015

Onaga's challenge on Henoko

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga might lose the legal battle that's likely coming over his revocation of landfill approval for the Futenma replacement base, but Tokyo would be wise to consider the public sentiment behind his move.