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 ...

Apr 19, 2016

Use of Ospreys for Japan disaster relief draws mixed reaction

The unprecedented use of U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft for disaster relief operations drew a mixed response from people in quake-hit Kyushu amid concern over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft. “I feel Ospreys are accident-prone. If an earthquake and accident happen at the ...