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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2016
U.S. base relocation a key issue as campaigning begins for Ginowan election
Official campaigning begins for a mayoral election in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, in what is seen as a battle between Tokyo and Okinawa over a key U.S. military base.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 23, 2015
U.S. envoy to Japan faces criticism over Okinawa base remarks
A group of 70 Americans, including noted filmmaker Oliver Stone, on Tuesday criticized U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy for her backing of a contentious U.S.-Japan plan to relocate a Marine Corps base within Okinawa.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 17, 2015
U.S. pulling 12 fighter jets from Turkey's Incirlik base
The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was removing 12 fighter jets from Incirlik air base in Turkey after sending them there last month to bolster the fight against Islamic State and to help reassure Turkey after Russian incursions its airspace.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2015
Okinawa man held over laser-shining incident involving U.S. aircraft
A local businessman is arrested on suspicion of aiming what is suspected to be a laser at a U.S. military aircraft while it was flying near a U.S. base in Okinawa in July.
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2015
Abe administration increases pressure on Onaga over landfill
Land minister Keiichi Ishii stepped up pressure Monday on Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga to retract his moves to block landfill work for the replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2015
Stone artifacts, clay pots found during cultural survey of Okinawa base site
Stone artifacts and clay pots have been discovered in a coastal area of Okinawa where a U.S. military air base is to be relocated, a survey by Nago authorities has found.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Oct 17, 2015
'Base Nation' reveals the destructive tentacles of U.S. hegemony
People are often only aware of what is in their own backyard: the intrusiveness of a radar tower here, an ammunition dump there. David Vine's new book, "Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World," succeeds in shaking us out of our provincialism.
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2015
Japan, U.S. to sign new pact on access to U.S. bases for environmental surveys, Kishida says
The agreement, which will cover all municipalities with U.S. bases in Japan, is seen as part of measures to ease the burden of hosting the facilities.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2015
State, Okinawa to continue talks amid Futenma base stalemate
The central and Okinawa prefectural governments are expected to continue talks on the contentious plan to build a replacement base for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on the island, even after their "intensive consultation" period ends next week, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Aug 31, 2015
No exit in sight from Futenma quagmire, where local resentment is deep
In early August, it appeared Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga might use his authority to cancel permission for the central government's landfill work on a U.S. facility in Henoko, where personnel from the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma are supposed to be relocated.
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2015
Futenma base relocation work is suspended
The government suspends work on the relocation of the Futenma military base within Okinawa Prefecture for a month as part of efforts to defuse tensions with local authorities.
EDITORIALS
Aug 9, 2015
Reducing military jet noise
The government should pay heed to the plight of local residents and explore negotiations with the U.S. for measures to reduce noise from its military aircraft using Naval Air Facility Atsugi.
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2015
U.S. stands by Henoko plan despite move by Tokyo to suspend construction
The United States will continue to back plans to relocate the U.S. Marine base at Futenma to Henoko, both in Okinawa, despite the surprise decision by Tokyo to suspend construction for a month due to opposition in the prefecture over the project, a U.S. official in Washington said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 30, 2015
High court upholds ban on SDF night flights at Atsugi, lets U.S. off the hook
The high court also ordered the government to pay ¥9.4 billion in damages for noise at Atsugi, including ¥1.2 billion for noise resulting from future flights through 2016.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jul 29, 2015
'Anti-war landowner' stands firm, refuses to sign base lease
Shuden Teruya is known in the city of Okinawa as an "anti-war landowner" and he wouldn't want it any other way.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 24, 2015
Turkey lets U.S. launch airstrikes against Islamic State from Incirlik base: officials
Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. planes to launch airstrikes against Islamic State militants from the U.S. air base at Incirlik, close to the Syrian border, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jul 20, 2015
Okinawa bases 'only reinforce betrayal,' say locals
People in Okinawa more or less feel Japan has continued to betray them, according to local officials.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 23, 2015
American director reflects critically on U.S. bases in Okinawa
The Battle of Okinawa ended 70 years ago on June 23, yet for some Okinawans the struggle continues as they resist the ongoing presence of the U.S. military. Although Okinawa was legally “returned” to Japan in 1972, U.S. bases still occupy nearly 18 percent of the island, with as many as 25,000 military...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 23, 2015
Parachute jump from One World Trade Center nets three convictions
Three men who jumped with parachutes from the top of One World Trade Center were convicted of criminal charges on Monday in their plunge from America's tallest building.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 17, 2015
John Junkerman documentary 'Okinawa: The Afterburn' sheds light on the ferocious anger against U.S. bases
The issue of the large U.S. military presence in Okinawa is divisive, deeply rooted and, frankly, one I have never completely understood. Anti-base protests have been going on for decades, and while locals elsewhere in the developed world may have been unhappy with the bases in their vicinity, the Okinawans...

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