Jun 3, 2016

Naha yacht bust bags 600 kg drug haul worth ¥42 billion

About 600 kg of illegal stimulant drugs with a street value of some ¥42 billion ($387 million) have been confiscated from a yacht moored at Naha port in Okinawa, investigative sources said Thursday. The amount is believed to be the largest ever for stimulants ...

May 29, 2016

80 U.S. scholars urge Obama to shut down U.S. bases in Okinawa

About 80 prominent scholars and activists are calling on the U.S. government to close its military bases in Okinawa Prefecture over a base worker’s alleged involvement in the death of a local woman. The scholars and activists include Peter Kuznick, an American University professor ...

May 28, 2016

Pentagon chief Carter cancels visit to Japan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has canceled his visit to Japan, it was learned Friday. Carter was considering traveling to Japan ahead of a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Security Summit, which is set to start on June 3. But the Pentagon ...