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Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans (right), commander of the U.S. 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture, speaks at the Okinawa Prefectural Government building in Naha on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 28, 2024
Okinawa lodges protest with U.S. military over sexual assault case
While Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, commander of the U.S. 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, said the incident was serious, he offered no apology.
Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki speaks to reporters on Tuesday at the prefectural government office.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2024
Foreign Ministry delayed telling Okinawa about U.S. airman's alleged sex crime
The delay in informing the prefectural government could further strain the relationship between Okinawa and Tokyo.
Visitors view a CV-22 Osprey on display during a friendship event at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in Tokyo on Saturday.
May 19, 2024
U.S. Osprey displayed in event at Yokota base in Tokyo
In November last year, a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed off the island of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture, killing all eight people on board.
U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa
Nov 12, 2023
U.S. spy drone unit leaves Kagoshima for move to Okinawa
The U.S. drones are set to be used to strengthen surveillance of Chinese military ships in the East China Sea.
A U.S. military MQ-9 Reaper unmanned reconnaissance drone at a Maritime Self-Defense Force air base in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, in November last year
Oct 6, 2023
U.S. spy drones may be relocated from Kagoshima to Okinawa
The move is part of efforts to strengthen surveillance around the Nansei island chain.
A woman takes a blood test to check concentrations of PFAS chemicals in February in the city of Fuchu, Tokyo.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 28, 2023
'Forever chemicals' from U.S. base in Tokyo fueling residents' fears
Other parts of Japan hosting U.S. bases have also detected high PFAS concentrations at rivers and other water sources, prompting a demand for inspections.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2023
U.S. Air Force gives all-clear after apparent bomb threat at Yokota base
Base personnel had been ordered to evacuate the base’s 374th Airlift Wing headquarters, a residential tower and other buildings at around 10:20 a.m.
Japan Times
May 28, 2023
Japan slowly wakes up to health risks of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’
Residents in western Tokyo have been testing themselves to measure their exposure, with results showing levels of the chemicals that could bring long-term health risks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 25, 2023
U.S. Navy probing crew of Japan-based aircraft carrier over drug allegations
Officials say they are cooperating with authorities in Japan as they investigate several crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan suspected of involvement in drug use and trafficking.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2022
Japan and U.S. set up military intelligence team at Yokota Air Base
The team will analyze information collected by the nations' defense equipment, including U.S. unmanned aircraft recently deployed near the East China Sea.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2022
U.S. begins flying Japanese nonlethal military aid to Ukraine
The move marks the first time an American aircraft has carried Japanese Self-Defense Forces gear to another country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 25, 2021
Buddhist monk who built popular Tokyo startup seeks IPO in 2021
Campfire's Kazuma Ieiri is one of a growing number of CEOs in Japan who have followed an atypical path to success.
Japan Times
May 10, 2021
U.S. conducted 150 nuclear loading drills in Okinawa in 1957, files show
The drills involved handling of numerous bombs, including a 3.4-ton hydrogen bomb deemed 100 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 29, 2020
U.S. Forces Japan begins vaccinating personnel against COVID-19
Inoculations began Monday at the Yokota Air Base, with front-line medical workers prioritized to receive the vaccine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 4, 2020
How a mother's comment gave a Japanese intern an idea worth billions
Yuta Tsuruoka's Base Inc. has been a beneficiary of a rally in small-cap technology stocks in Japan as retail investors sought to pick winners in the pandemic.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2020
Yokota Air Base showcases U.S. military's commitment to new COVID-19 normal
The base in western Tokyo, which is home to around 12,000 people, has adopted a rigorous program of measures to isolate any novel coronavirus infections.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2020
Japan's cash balance hits new high as BOJ pumps out money to combat pandemic
The balance of money circulating in Japan's economy reached ¥543 trillion in May, hitting a record high for the second straight month, as the central bank pumped more cash to cushion the blow to businesses and consumers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2020
Flying low: The battle over Tokyo’s airspace
Haneda Airport's new flight paths commence despite concerns from aviation experts and public opposition.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 6, 2020
About 350 U.S. evacuees from virus-hit Chinese city land at California air base
Two planes carrying about 350 Americans out of Wuhan, China, arrived at a U.S. military base in California on Wednesday, in Washington's latest effort to bring its citizens home from the epicenter of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jan 29, 2020
Christmas on Everest: Nothing stirs, not even a mouse
Why climb Mount Everest during the winter off-season? To have the most majestic vista on Earth all to yourself.


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