Okinawa governor doubts effectiveness of curfew on U.S. servicemen

May 28, 2016

Okinawa governor doubts effectiveness of curfew on U.S. servicemen

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga on Saturday expressed doubts about the effectiveness of a midnight curfew and other measures the U.S. military has taken to tighten discipline among American troops in nation’s southernmost prefecture. Onaga spoke with Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, the head of U.S. ...

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 ...

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

May 22, 2016

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter apologized Saturday after an American base worker was arrested over the death of an Okinawa woman, a case that has stoked anger among islanders already upset for decades with the heavy U.S. military presence. Carter extended “his sincere apologies ...