Battle lines drawn in Ginowan mayoral election

Dec 10, 2015

Battle lines drawn in Ginowan mayoral election

The battle over ousting U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from the Okinawan city of Ginowan is intensifying ahead of a mayoral election there on Jan. 24. The sprawling, contentious base will be the biggest focus of the election, for which official campaigning begins ...

Dec 6, 2015

Legal showdown over Henoko

The court battle that just got underway between Okinawa and the national government over the Futenma replacement base is more likely to exacerbate the conflict than resolve it.

Abe to mull SDF dispatch to South China Sea

Nov 20, 2015

Abe to mull SDF dispatch to South China Sea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday that he will consider dispatching the Self-Defense Forces to the South China Sea while examining the impact of the situation there on Japan’s security, a Japanese official said, as the two allies seek ...