Mar 31, 2015

U.S. returns housing area to Okinawa

The United States returned Tuesday a 51-hectare housing area of Camp Zukeran in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, under a 2013 bilateral agreement to reduce the burden from hosting U.S. bases. The event represents the second U.S. land return under the agreement, following the handover of ...

Mar 18, 2015

USJ plans to open new theme park in Okinawa

The chief executive officer of the operator of Universal Studios Japan said Wednesday it plans to open a new theme park in Okinawa, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, to expand its entertainment business in Asia. USJ Co. CEO Glenn Gumpel ...

Mar 16, 2015

Heed the will of Okinawans

Seabed drilling related to land reclamation work for a new U.S. air base off the Henoko district of Okinawa has resumed for the first time since new Gov. Takeshi Onaga took office. The Abe administration appears to be running roughshod over the sentiments of ...