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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.
WORLD
Dec 13, 2019
U.S. tests ground-launched ballistic missile after INF treaty exit
The Pentagon on Thursday tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2019
U.S. Marines read books and took selfies on flights, says report on fatal crash
Members of a U.S. Marine Corps unit involved in a deadly air crash off Shikoku last December frequently engaged in inappropriate activities during flights, such as reading books and taking selfies, a U.S. military report revealed Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2019
Okinawa protests parachute drill at Kadena base as U.S. denies violating deal with Japan
Okinawan authorities protest a U.S. parachute training drop at Kadena Air Base, saying a bilateral agreement calls for such drills to be held on a remote island.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2019
Okinawa files another lawsuit over landfill work for U.S. base
The Okinawa government on Wednesday filed another lawsuit against the central government to halt ongoing landfill work for the relocation of a U.S. air base within the prefecture.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 5, 2019
China's Cambodian invasion
Beijing's military expansionism depends on compliant local regimes and inaction on the part of the international community.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2019
No injuries or fire reported after Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter crashes at west Tokyo base
Both crew members escaped unharmed from a multipurpose military helicopter that made a crash landing at its camp in Tachikawa, western Tokyo, on Friday, the Ground Self-Defense Force said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2019
Pilot's 'spatial disorientation' was likely cause of F-35A crash, Japan defense minister says
According to a ministry report, there were no signs the pilot tried to eject and he is believed to have lost his bearings just before the crash.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2019
Japan ends search for F-35A and plans resumption of flights soon
The government has stopped searching for an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A that crashed into the Pacific Ocean some two months ago, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2019
Man nabbed for pointing laser at U.S. military plane in Tokyo suburb
Police said Wednesday they have arrested a man on suspicion of aiming a laser pointer at a U.S. military aircraft flying in the vicinity of Yokota Air Base in the suburbs of Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2019
U.S. may back commercial use of Yokota base during 2020 Tokyo Olympics, top officer says
A top commander of U.S. Forces Japan backed the idea Monday of allowing commercial aircraft to use the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base, located in the suburbs of Tokyo, during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2019
New operations center eyed for U.S. Air Force's Yokota base in western Tokyo
The U.S. Air Force is considering building an Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) tasked with drawing up and implementing military operations at Yokota base in western Tokyo, U.S. military sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2019
Japan won't consider revising F-35A procurement plans while cause of crash still not known
The Defense Ministry is not considering a revision to its plan to procure a total of 105 F-35A stealth fighters despite the crash Wednesday of one of the jets into the sea off Aomori Prefecture, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 10, 2019
Abe support rate falls; 69% want Okinawa vote on base issue respected
The public support rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet has fallen slightly to 43.3 percent, with many calling for respecting a recent local referendum that rejected a plan to relocate a U.S. air base within Okinawa Prefecture, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2019
New commander of U.S. forces in Japan says rapid response is key for alliance
The United States and Japan need to maintain a strong security alliance to quickly respond to any threat in the Asia-Pacific region, the new commander of U.S. Forces Japan said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2019
Japan plans further land reclamation work at Henoko site of new U.S. base in Okinawa from March
The central government plans to start soil placement for further reclamation work in an area off the Henoko coastal district in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, in March, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2019
Okinawa governor says prefecture still intends to go ahead with Futenma referendum
Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki clarifies his intention to hold a referendum over the relocation of a key U.S. military base within the prefecture on in late February as planned.
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2018
Japan set to control commercial flight routes in U.S. military airspace over Tokyo
Japan is set to agree with the United States that it will control new commercial flight routes in the U.S. military-controlled airspace near Tokyo's Haneda airport, officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2018
Accident involving U.S. planes off Shikoku categorized as most-severe 'Class A' mishap
The U.S. military said Sunday it has categorized the fatal crash involving a fighter jet and a tanker plane off Kochi Prefecture last week as a "Class A" mishap, the most severe category on its four-level scale.

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