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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 11, 2015
Residents near Futenma base in Okinawa win ¥754 million in damages over noise
Some 2,200 plaintiffs who live close to the U.S. base in Ginowan complained of mental distress, poor sleep and disruptions to their daily lives, their lawyers said.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 19, 2015
Yosemite parachute jump claims noted extreme BASE athlete Dean Potter
Rock climber Dean Potter and another man died while attempting parachute jumps from a 3,000-foot-high (900-meter) cliff in California's Yosemite National Park, officials said on Monday, the latest in a string of deaths nationwide in the extreme sport of BASE jumping.
EDITORIALS
May 14, 2015
Osprey deployment a risky move
Deploying Osprey aircraft at the Yokota base in Tokyo risks alienating the area's residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2015
Residents upset by move to base Ospreys at Yokota, municipalities cite broken promises
Some residents and municipalities near the Yokota Air Base are upset the U.S. military plans to deploy Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to the facility in western Tokyo.
JAPAN
May 13, 2015
Green group submits petition with 10,000 signatures in bid to halt work at Henoko
An environmental lobby group on Wednesday submitted a letter with some 10,000 signatures urging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to suspend a drilling survey for the construction of a U.S. Marine Corps base in northern Okinawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2015
Fund set up to fight Futenma plan adds director Miyazaki to leadership
Famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki will help lead a fund set up to oppose the relocation of a U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture, a source close to the fund said Friday.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2015
Japan's monetary base rose 35.6% to another record in April
Japan's monetary base stood at a record ¥305.88 trillion ($2.56 trillion) at the end of April, up 35.6 percent from a year earlier, as the Bank of Japan continued to provide more liquidity to raise the inflation rate to its targeted 2 percent, BOJ data showed Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 27, 2015
Route to base camp blocked, scores stranded on Everest above 20,000 feet
Ankur Bahl, a New Delhi shipping industry specialist, was ascending Mount Everest as part of a quest to climb the world's tallest peaks when a devastating earthquake in Nepal stranded him about 21,000 feet above sea level.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 1, 2015
Ex-Okinawa official appointed adviser on contentious base relocation plan
The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday appointed a former top official from the Okinawa Prefectural Government to help deal with the contentious relocation of a key U.S. Marine Corps base amid growing tensions over the issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2015
Minister suspends Okinawa governor's order to halt work at Henoko base site
Fisheries minister Yoshimasa Hayashi suspends an order by the governor of Okinawa to halt work on the replacement site for the Futenma military base.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 27, 2015
Okinawa surveys base relocation site, finds coral damage
The Okinawa Prefectural Government said Thursday it has found damaged coral reefs where a key U.S. military base is to be relocated as it began research earlier in the day to see whether Defense Ministry drilling and other work there is permissible.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Feb 24, 2015
Craft Beer Base brews niche following
Osaka has been going through a minor boom in craft beer bars over the past few years. This is undoubtedly good news for drinkers who want more than what's on offer from the big four brewers of Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo and Suntory.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2015
Okinawa anti-base activists arrested at Camp Schwab
Police arrest two Japanese activists who oppose construction of the Futenma replacement base in Okinawa Prefecture after they were detained by the U.S. military for allegedly trespassing at the gate of Camp Schwab.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2015
Thousands protest in Tokyo against Futenma move
Thousands of people gathered Sunday outside the Diet to protest the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district in Okinawa from the city of Ginowan.
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2014
Okinawa governor may suspend Henoko landfill work
New Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Friday the prefectural government will consider rescinding its approval of landfill work needed to host a contentious U.S. military base.
BUSINESS
Dec 2, 2014
Japan's monetary base up 37.1% year on year
The nation's monetary base stood at ¥262.69 trillion at the end of November, up 37.1 percent from a year earlier and a record high for the fourth straight month, as the Bank of Japan provides extra liquidity to boost the economy, BOJ data showed Tuesday.
WORLD
Sep 23, 2014
Afghan officer trio missing in U.S. after training may be seeking to defect
Three Afghan National Army soldiers who did not return to a U.S. military base in Massachusetts where they were being trained may be seeking to defect to the United States, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 10, 2014
Naha mayor to run for Okinawa governor on anti-base relocation platform
Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga said Wednesday he will run in the Okinawa gubernatorial election in November, on a platform of opposition to the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within the prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2014
U.S. base opponents maintain majority in Nago assembly
Candidates opposed to the planned replacement base in Nago for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma hold onto their majority in the Nago Municipal Assembly, clouding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hopes to achieve the long-stalled transfer within Okinawa.
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 4, 2014
Japan's monetary base touches another record high
The monetary base grew 42.7 percent in July from a year earlier to ¥243.11 trillion, reaching a fresh record high on the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary easing to boost the economy, data released by the central bank showed Monday.

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