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Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 25, 2018
Women help bolster Japan's farming industry
Female farmer Atsue Durrant explains how establishing The Base Side Farm allowed her to escape the daily grind of an office life and contribute to boosting Japan's agricultural industry.
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2018
ASDF fighter jet makes emergency landing at U.S. base in Okinawa
An Air Self-Defense Force F-15 fighter jet made an emergency landing at the U.S. Air Force's Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture on Monday morning after a hydraulic system failure was detected, defense officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2018
U.S. formally deploys five Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo
Five Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft were formally deployed Monday at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, despite opposition and safety worries among local residents.
WORLD
Sep 7, 2018
New Zealand deploys patrol plane to Japan for North Korea sanctions enforcement
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters said on Friday his government was deploying a maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to assist with efforts to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2018
Fishermen to seek ¥93 million in damages over February dumping of fuel tanks by U.S. fighter jet
Fishermen in northeastern Japan are set to seek about ¥93 million in damages over the February dumping of fuel tanks by a U.S. fighter jet, which forced them to halt fishing, a local Defense Ministry bureau said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 22, 2018
U.S. military to deploy five Ospreys to Yokota Air Base near Tokyo in October
The U.S. military will deploy five Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to Yokota Air Base in the suburbs of Tokyo on Oct. 1 as part of a plan to introduce a total of 10 Ospreys to the base over several years, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 9, 2018
Gov. Takeshi Onaga's death muddles long-standing U.S. base relocation plan in Okinawa
The passing of the late governor came less than two weeks after he announced he was revoking predecessor Hirokazu Nakaima's 2013 approval of a permit for the Henoko project.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2018
Texas U.S. bases Fort Bliss, Goodfellow tapped to hold migrant detainees
The Trump administration has chosen an Army base and an Air Force base, both in Texas, to house detained migrants swept up in the federal government's crackdown on illegal immigration, several defense officials said Monday.
JAPAN
Jun 13, 2018
U.S. F-15 fighters resume flight training just 2 days after crash off Okinawa
U.S. F-15 fighter jets resumed their flight training operations Wednesday, just two days after an F-15 crashed into the sea off Okinawa and training with the planes was subsequently suspended, the Defense Ministry said.
JAPAN
May 30, 2018
U.S. F-22 fighter jets temporarily deploy to Okinawa base
The first jets in an air wing of advanced U.S. stealth F-22 fighters that is temporarily being deployed to Japan arrived Wednesday at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture, according to Japanese government sources.
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2018
Defense Ministry lodges complaint over low-flying U.S. F-16 in Tohoku
The Defense Ministry's Tohoku Defense Bureau has lodged a complaint with the commander of Misawa Air Base after video footage from a U.S. fighter jet flying at a very low altitude was uploaded to YouTube, officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2018
U.S. military halts parachute training after Tokyo school mishap
Local authorities lodged a protest Wednesday with the central government and the U.S. military after a U.S. Air Force member's parachute fell onto the grounds of a school near Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo the day before.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2018
U.S. military announces early deployment of CV-22 Ospreys to Japan's Yokota Air Base
The U.S. military said Tuesday five CV-22 Ospreys will deploy to Yokota Air Base in Tokyo later this week, a move that comes over a year ahead of schedule.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 23, 2018
'Polar Silk Road': Greenland's courting of China for airport projects worries Denmark
Greenland is courting Chinese investors and construction firms to help expand three airports, causing concerns in the Danish government that Chinese involvement on the Arctic island could upset the United States, a close ally.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2018
Part falls from another U.S. military aircraft over Okinawa: source
An antenna-like part weighing 1.4 kg fell from a F-15 fighter jet stationed at the U.S. Air Force's Kadena Air Base in Okinawa during a flight in late February, a Japanese government source said Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 7, 2018
All 39 aboard confirmed killed in crash of Russian military plane at Syria base
A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 39 people on board, Russian officials said, an incident that sharply raised the death toll from the Kremlin's intervention in the Syrian war.
BUSINESS
Feb 23, 2018
Boeing, SpaceX and Lockheed look to launch rockets from military base in Brazil: minister
Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed an interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 8, 2018
Amid Olympic detente, Pence talks tough
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks up the Japan-U.S. alliance and Washington's resolve to dismantle North Korea's arsenal, during a visit to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo.
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2018
Japanese government 747 loses panel while en route to Hokkaido; no injuries reported
A metal panel flew off a Japanese government plane Thursday while it was en route from Tokyo to Hokkaido, the Air Self-Defense Force said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2017
Metal window frame from U.S. military helicopter falls on elementary school grounds in Okinawa
A metal window frame fell off a U.S. military transport helicopter and onto the grounds of an elementary school in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Wednesday, triggering renewed anger and concerns in the municipality where a key U.S. air base is located.

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