Feb 28, 2015

Two U.S. Marines held for allegedly trespassing in Okinawa

Two U.S. Marines were arrested Saturday for allegedly trespassing the previous day in Okinawa Prefecture, police said. The two suspects, Sgt. Richard Hart and Lance Cpl. Justinkainoa Kealanahele, are suspected of entering the balcony of an apartment in the town of Kin around 10:45 ...

Marine charged with murder in Filipino transgender slaying

Dec 16, 2014

Marine charged with murder in Filipino transgender slaying

Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender. Prosecutor Emilie de los Santos said there was “probable cause” that Marine Pfc. ...

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

Oct 27, 2014

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years and the loss of hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron but the ...

Thousands march on Henoko base site

Aug 23, 2014

Thousands march on Henoko base site

by Jon Mitchell

More than 3,500 demonstrators marched to U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on Saturday in the largest show of anger to date against the new American base being built off Henoko Bay to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in crowded ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. reassures China as 2,500 Marines head to Australia

The United States stressed Tuesday it welcomes the rise of China and wants to work constructively with Beijing as it signed a deal to deploy 2,500 Marines to Australia as part of its “rebalance” to Asia. China bristled when the agreement to deploy Marines ...

Jul 19, 2014

Nakaima wants third term at Okinawa's helm

Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima plans to seek a third four-year term in the Nov. 16 gubernatorial election, with the main focus expected to be on efforts to move a contentious U.S. air base in the prefecture. “If I’m allowed to do it once more, ...

Mar 30, 2014

Sasebo likely to host SDF marines

The new amphibious unit being formed by the Self-Defense Forces will likely be based in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, according to Defense Ministry officials. The ministry has opened talks with the Sasebo Municipal Government on the plan, the officials said. It calls for the new ...