May 27, 2014

Court rejects Futenma base assessment appeal

The Fukuoka High Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by local residents who wanted to overturn a lower court ruling that rejected their lawsuit demanding the central government conduct another environmental impact assessment of the Futenma base relocation in Okinawa Prefecture. A three-judge ...

May 23, 2014

Futenma relocation assailed by activists

About 70 environmental conservation groups have issued a statement seeking cancellation of the long-delayed plan to move the U.S. Futenma air base elsewhere in Okinawa Prefecture. The organizations said they plan to send the statement, issued on Thursday, the International Day for Biological Diversity, ...

In NYC, Nago mayor reiterates opposition to base

May 18, 2014

In NYC, Nago mayor reiterates opposition to base

The mayor of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, repeated his opposition Saturday in New York to the plan for moving U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to his town. The plan would move the base northward from densely populated Ginowan to an offshore area in Nago. ...

May 13, 2014

Inamine to lead anti-base group to Washington

by Eric Johnston

Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine will lead a delegation of Okinawa residents and politicians to Washington on Thursday, as tensions rise between the mayor and the central government over the plan to build a U.S. military replacement base in the city’s Henoko district. The central ...

Apr 14, 2014

Ministry seeks Nago's OK to use port for base move

The Defense Ministry is seeking approval from Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, to use a local port to store building materials for the plan to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, officials said Monday. The ministry’s bureau in Okinawa filed six requests with ...