Feb 1, 2016

Okinawa sues Japan again over U.S. base relocation

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Monday filed a fresh lawsuit against the central government over the planned relocation of the Futenma base. This suit is against a dispute settlement panel’s decision favoring the central government’s effort to continue working on a landfill project to ...

NFL approves Rams' return to Los Angeles

Jan 13, 2016

NFL approves Rams' return to Los Angeles

NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the ...

Sep 12, 2015

Futenma base relocation work resumes in Okinawa

The central government resumed work for relocating U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa on Saturday morning following a one-month suspension caused by a coral survey. The Okinawa Prefectural Government’s survey, which ended on Friday, was intended to examine coral damage off the ...

Sep 7, 2015

'Intensive' Futenma talks fail to break impasse

The central government and Okinawa failed to reach a compromise Monday over the planned relocation of the Futenma military base within the prefecture after their monthlong “intensive consultation” to defuse tensions over the issue fell apart. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga conveyed to Okinawa ...