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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 13, 2014
Nago mayor remains defiant over Futenma plan
Susumu Inamine, mayor of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, vowed Thursday to use every weapon in his arsenal to block the central government's efforts to construct a replacement base in his city for the U.S. Futenma airfield.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2014
Fears widen over Kadena toxins
Just days after the commander of U.S. Kadena Air Base, near the city of Okinawa, promised parents their children's schools were safe from dioxin contamination, a further 50 chemical barrels have been unearthed from adjacent land and a retired U.S. Air Force major has come forward with claims the school...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2014
U.S. 'could change military posture' if China sets up second ADIZ
The United States has asked China not to set up another air defense identification zone in Asia, warning the move could lead the U.S. military to change its posture in the region, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Jan 25, 2014
Spinmeister Abe: crisis-mongering and distractions
The news media tends to hyperventilate because this generates a buzz that attracts attention.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2014
Kadena moms demand truth
Six months ago, dangerous levels of dioxin were discovered near two U.S. Department of Defense schools on Okinawa Island — but only now are many service members based there learning the full extent of the contamination.
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2014
Expanded links to Indian air force eyed amid China spat
Japan and India moved to expand air force ties before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits New Delhi in a few weeks, bolstering relations two months after China declared an air defense identification zone in a disputed area.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Dec 23, 2013
Demand answers about dioxin threat at Okinawa schools
What are officials doing to ensure children are not exposed to potential contamination at Bob Hope Primary School and Amelia Earhart Intermediate School in Okinawa City? Demand school officials close the playground until the soil can be tested and remediation undertaken if necessary.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2013
LLC Vanilla Air launches first flight
Vanilla Air, a reborn low-cost carrier under ANA Holdings Inc., on Friday began flights linking its base at Narita International Airport with Naha and Taipei.
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2013
Redress was sought for '83 KAL jet downing
Japan drew up a claim in 1986 for just over ¥3.4 billion in damages from the Soviet Union for the 28 Japanese killed in the 1983 shoot-down of Korean Air Flight 007 over Soviet airspace, recently disclosed Foreign Ministry documents reveal.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Dec 7, 2013
Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy that won't go away
Dec. 8 (Japan time) is the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the infamous attack launched by Imperial Japanese forces against the United States that continues to reverberate in the popular imagination.
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2013
Japan-ASEAN draft implies China's new ADIZ is a security threat
Japan and ASEAN will jointly express concern that any abuse of power in global civil aviation may pose a security “threat,” in a reference to China's air defense zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2013
U.S. backs Japan against ADIZ: Biden
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received the assurance of visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday that Washington stands behind Japan as it responds to China's recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea that encompasses the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 2, 2013
China dons provocateur suit
However powerful President Xi Jinping might have become, China's declaration of a vast air-defense identification zone does not add to its store of 'soft power.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 1, 2013
China's new air zone at top of agenda for Biden's visit to Tokyo
When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Japan on Monday, his most urgent task will be to assure Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the U.S. stands firmly against China's new air defense identification zone.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 1, 2013
No change in China air zone airline policy
Defense Minister Itsunori Onou00addeu00adra indicates that Tokyo won't change its stance on urging Japanese airlines not to submit their flight plans as requested by China for its new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea.
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Dec 1, 2013
Does China ADIZ take focus off 'real enemy'?
China has one of the largest and most consequential militaries in the world, but how Beijing thinks about its military and makes military decisions is largely a mystery to the outside world. The People's Liberation Army is technically attached to the Chinese Communist Party, rather than to the Chinese...
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 30, 2013
Obama sends two old B-52s and a message to China
The U.S. decision to show support for Japan by flying two B-52s through China's claimed 'air defense identification zone,' which includes the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, is a blunt reminder that Northeast Asia remains the world's most combustible geopolitical hot spot.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2013
Abe vows to remain steadfast on China
Japan will remain steadfast and cooperate with other countries in addressing China's recent establishment of an air defense identification zone covering the Senkaku Islands, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2013
China pitching air safety mechanism but Japan not biting
China has proposed setting up a new mechanism aimed at preventing a military aircraft incident with Japan, sources said Thursday, amid growing regional concerns about Beijing's newly declared air defense identification zone over the East China Sea.
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2013
SDF, Coast Guard planes defy new Chinese air zone
Defying China's recently declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, Self-Defense Forces and Japan Coast Guard aircraft continue flying into the zone without informing Beijing ahead of time.

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