In NYC, Nago mayor reiterates opposition to base

May 18, 2014

In NYC, Nago mayor reiterates opposition to base

The mayor of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, repeated his opposition Saturday in New York to the plan for moving U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to his town. The plan would move the base northward from densely populated Ginowan to an offshore area in Nago. ...

May 13, 2014

Inamine to lead anti-base group to Washington

by Eric Johnston

Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine will lead a delegation of Okinawa residents and politicians to Washington on Thursday, as tensions rise between the mayor and the central government over the plan to build a U.S. military replacement base in the city’s Henoko district. The central ...

Apr 24, 2014

Abe Futenma plan hailed by Nakaima

by Eric Johnston

Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement Thursday that he would seek U.S. President Barack Obama’s cooperation in closing U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa within five years. “The fact that both leaders shared a recognition about the importance ...

Jan 20, 2014

Okinawan voters send a message

The incumbent mayor of Nago, Okinawa, has won re-election on a platform that includes opposition to a government plan to relocate the functions of a U.S. Marine air base to the Henoko district of the city.