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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 21, 2016
Okinawa residents sue state over construction of U.S. helipads
People near the site of helipads to be built for the U.S. military file suit against Tokyo, seeking to stop construction due to noise problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2016
Roads blocked, press barred as tempers flare over landing pads in Okinawa
Public anger is rising on Okinawa at a proposed site for new U.S. military landing pads, with residents and reporters criticizing what they say are heavy-handed tactics by the Japanese authorities to push the project through.
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2016
In bid to block Nago base construction, Okinawa governor may nix coral transplant
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga is considering rejecting the state's plan to transplant corals from waters off a planned U.S. base construction site in the northern part of Okinawa Island to another location, in the latest move to thwart the construction, a prefectural official said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2016
Abe's defense minister pick sparks concern over relations with South Korea
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's choice for the key post of defense minister, Tomomi Inada, is a politician known for her strong nationalistic views.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2016
Shinzato denies rape, says prejudging by public denies him 'fair trial' in Okinawa
An American man charged with raping and murdering a 20-year-old Okinawan woman says he did not intend to kill her.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 4, 2016
Japan's monetary base hits new high in June
Japan's monetary base rose to a record high in June for the seventh straight month, as the Bank of Japan continued to provide more liquidity to bolster inflation, BOJ data showed Monday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / BASEBALL BULLET-IN
Jun 25, 2016
Okinawa base trouble puts dark cloud over upcoming Buffaloes-Eagles series
This week, the annual two-game series where a couple of Japanese pro ballclubs travel to play at Naha's Okinawa Cellular Stadium will take place. The Pacific League's Orix Buffaloes and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles are scheduled to play there Tuesday and Wednesday. Normally, U.S. military personnel stationed...
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 19, 2016
U.S. dangles large land return as anti-base resentment surges in Okinawa
The United States Marine Corps in Okinawa may hand back a 10,000-acre (40.5-sq. -km) tract of land to Japan early next year, its commander said Saturday as Washington confronts a surge in opposition to U.S. military bases there following the murder of a Japanese woman.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 8, 2016
Rape-murder warrant set to be served to U.S. Okinawa base worker over woman's slaying
Police in Okinawa plan to serve a fresh arrest warrant on a detained civilian U.S. base worker on suspicion of rape and murder on Thursday in connection with the death of a 20-year-old local woman in April, investigative sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 6, 2016
Okinawa anti-base faction's election win puts governor in the driver's seat
Voters gave Gov. Takeshi Onaga high marks in a prefectural assembly election widely viewed as a midterm report on his administration and policies related to U.S. military bases.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2016
Okinawa women pack self-defense seminar following murder of 20-year-old local woman
Attendance by women at an annual self-defense seminar in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, increased fivefold this year amid heightened concern following the recent murder of a local woman allegedly at the hands of a U.S. base worker.
JAPAN / Politics
May 22, 2016
Massive rally planned in Okinawa to protest slaying of woman by U.S. base worker
A massive rally is expected to be held in Okinawa to protest the latest crime by a U.S. base worker, organizers said Sunday, with the incident stoking the underlying resentment about the heavy U.S. military presence in the island prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2016
Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter apologized Saturday after an American base worker was arrested over the death of an Okinawa woman, a case that has stoked anger among islanders already upset for decades with the heavy U.S. military presence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 20, 2016
Kadena worker admits strangling and stabbing woman found dead in Okinawa
A former U.S. Marine admits killing a young Japanese woman in Okinawa, priming the prefecture for another wave of harsh anti-U.S. sentiment.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2016
Contamination: The human cost of dioxin, PCBs and pollution at Kadena Air Base
Documents recently obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act highlight the American base's struggles to manage hazardous waste.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2016
Contamination: Kadena Air Base's dirty secret
For the first time, documents released under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act reveal extensive pollution on an active American base in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2016
Futenma settlement talks to kick off next week
As part of a court-mediated settlement process, the central and Okinawa prefectural governments will kick off talks March 23 over the planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps’ Air Station Futenma, Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2016
Documents indicate chemical leaks at U.S. base have polluted Okinawa water supply
U.S. documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that lax safety standards at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa may be to blame for the recent contamination of local drinking water sources.
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2016
U.S. deploys F-22 fighters to Yokota base in Japan
The U.S. Air Force has flown 14 F-22 stealth fighters to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Friday.
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2016
Tokyo, Washington sign pact to continue Japan's support for U.S. military bases
Japan and the United States on Friday signed an agreement under which Tokyo will maintain the budget to host U.S. forces over the next five fiscal years from April amid security challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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