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 resumption ...

Work resumes on replacement site for U.S. base in Okinawa

Dec 27, 2016

Work resumes on replacement site for U.S. base in Okinawa

The central government on Tuesday resumed construction work suspended since March at the replacement site in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, for the U.S. Futenma base. The move came a day after Gov. Takeshi Onaga rescinded an action aimed at blocking the work following his recent defeat ...

Dec 21, 2016

Henoko dispute simmers on

The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the national government over construction of a new facility for the U.S. military in Okinawa Prefecture to replace the U.S. Marine's Air Station Futenma will not end its bitter confrontation with the prefecture.

Nov 29, 2016

Four arrested in Okinawa for obstructing U.S. base transfer work

Four men were arrested Tuesday for obstructing work on moving a major U.S. military base within Okinawa, police said, despite local pressure for it to be shifted outside of the island prefecture. The four men are suspected of piling around 1,400 concrete blocks at the ...