Okinawa launches coral survey at Futenma replacement site

Aug 31, 2015

Okinawa launches coral survey at Futenma replacement site

The Okinawa Prefectural Government began an underwater survey Monday to check the condition of coral reefs off the planned replacement site for the U.S. Futenma military base, which could result in revoking permission for drilling work if damage is confirmed. The prefectural government had ...

Aug 14, 2015

Okinawa hiatus must be productive

While work for the Futenma base replacement in Okinawa is suspended for a month, the Abe administration should not use the occasion as a mere political gesture and instead should listen sincerely to what Gov. Takeshi Onaga has to say.

Mar 27, 2015

Battle looms over Futenma

The standoff over construction of a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma threatens to develop into an all-out legal battle between the Abe administration and Okinawa Prefecture.