Nov 17, 2014

Okinawan verdict on base plan

The results of the Okinawa gubernatorial election on Sunday is the clearest rejection to date by local voters of the national government's plan to relocate Air Station Futenma.

Nov 10, 2014

Abe administration would back USJ theme park in Okinawa

The Abe administration will support Universal Studios Japan Co. if the firm decides to launch of a theme park in Okinawa Prefecture, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday. Increasing tourists to the prefecture is important not only for local communities but also for ...

Nov 5, 2014

U.S. Navy to deploy cutting-edge spy drone to Okinawa

The U.S. Navy plans to deploy the Triton large unmanned surveillance aircraft, now under development, to Okinawa Prefecture, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, said Tuesday. The navy aims to deploy the aircraft by the end of 2017, Greenert said in a speech. ...