Jul 27, 2015

Jiji Press disciplines reporter over Okinawa remarks

The Jiji Press news agency decided Monday to take disciplinary measures for employees over inappropriate remarks made by one of its reporters in connection with the Futenma base relocation plan in Okinawa Prefecture. The company decided to suspend the unnamed 47-year-old male employee, who ...

Jun 30, 2015

Boring survey at Futenma relocation site extended

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said the government will extend by three months an offshore boring survey now under way at the replacement site for the Futenma military base in Okinawa Prefecture. Landfill work for the new air base in Nago will begin this summer ...

Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble

May 4, 2015

Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble

Three people were pulled alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, as a supply logjam threatened to hamper disaster relief efforts bolstered by the arrival of U.S. aircraft and troops. The small-scale rescue, announced on Sunday by a ...

Apr 21, 2015

Resolving the Henoko standoff

The Abe adminstration must take Okinawa's popular will seriously and find a solution to the standoff over the relocation of Air Station Futenma.