Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

May 12, 2017

Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday expressed displeasure with a recent U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and said it might have flouted a bilateral accord. Inada said U.S. parachute drop training should be “basically” conducted at an airfield on nearby ...

May 8, 2017

An alternative to the Henoko plan

Instead of clinging to the Henoko plan, the Abe administration should at least explore an alternative to the Futenma relocation project, which could prevent its confrontation with Okinawa from developing into a situation in which local sentiment deepens against the U.S. military presence on ...