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Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2014
Agent Orange ingredients found at Okinawa military dumpsite
Rusting barrels unearthed on former U.S. military land in the city of Okinawa are confirmed as containing chemical precursors to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange.
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2014
Japan to deploy F-35 fighters at Misawa Air Base from fiscal 2017
Next-generation F-35 fighter jets will be deployed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture from fiscal 2017, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 4, 2014
Plaintiffs appeal Atsugi base noise ruling, take aim at U.S. flights
Residents in a suit over noise at the Atsugi Air Base in Kanagawa Prefecture have appealed a May 21 Yokohama District Court ruling that only partially met their demand that flights be suspended at night.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 22, 2014
Okinawa mayor invokes red tape, dugong deaths to stop U.S. base
Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine acknowledges his failure so far to prevent the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to ecologically sensitive land in his city.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Apr 19, 2014
Koza: the carbonized city
My first glimpse of Koza was a burned out car on a monochrome print I picked up at a recycle shop in Naha. I would see the image again when I visited the history section of the Okinawa City Hall, where there was a prominent display on the Koza Riot of 1970.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 17, 2014
U.S. military report suggests cover-up over toxic pollution in Okinawa
Perhaps the most serious concern raised in the internal U.S. military report is the fear that PCB contamination at Kadena — if made public — would prompt demands for widespread tests on other U.S. bases.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 17, 2014
Ailing U.S. veteran wins payout over Agent Orange exposure in Okinawa
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has granted compensation to another former service member for exposure to Agent Orange while stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam War era, despite U.S. denials that the defoliant was ever present there.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2014
Crimes by U.S. military personnel in Okinawa hit record low in 2013
U.S. military personnel in Okinawa committed only 32 crimes last year, falling about 40 percent from 2012 to the lowest level since the prefecture's return to Japan from U.S. control in 1972, it is reported at a bilateral meeting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 13, 2014
Nago mayor remains defiant over Futenma plan
Susumu Inamine, mayor of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, vowed Thursday to use every weapon in his arsenal to block the central government's efforts to construct a replacement base in his city for the U.S. Futenma airfield.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 10, 2014
Kennedy to pay highly anticipated visit to Okinawa
U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy arrives in Okinawa Tuesday for a highly anticipated visit that will center on the U.S. military presence and the unpopular relocation of a Marine base within the prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2014
Fears widen over Kadena toxins
Just days after the commander of U.S. Kadena Air Base, near the city of Okinawa, promised parents their children's schools were safe from dioxin contamination, a further 50 chemical barrels have been unearthed from adjacent land and a retired U.S. Air Force major has come forward with claims the school...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2014
Kadena moms demand truth
Six months ago, dangerous levels of dioxin were discovered near two U.S. Department of Defense schools on Okinawa Island — but only now are many service members based there learning the full extent of the contamination.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 19, 2014
Nago mayor wins re-election in blow to Abe, U.S.
Nago voters return Mayor Susumu Inamine for a second term, dealing a setback to Tokyo's plans to build a long-sought air base for the United States.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Dec 23, 2013
Demand answers about dioxin threat at Okinawa schools
What are officials doing to ensure children are not exposed to potential contamination at Bob Hope Primary School and Amelia Earhart Intermediate School in Okinawa City? Demand school officials close the playground until the soil can be tested and remediation undertaken if necessary.
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2013
Flip-flop: LDP Okinawa branch backs Nago base
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BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 5, 2013
Monetary base reaches record high for the eighth consecutive month
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2013
Nakaima defies Nago base plan advocates
Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima resisted pressure Tuesday by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to allow the Futenma base relocation to move forward.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2013
Inose revives push to let civilian airliners use Yokota air base
Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose called Sunday for allowing commercial airliners to use U.S. Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo to handle the tourist influx expected for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Aug 26, 2013
Denials of defoliant at former U.S. base site in Okinawa fly in the face of science
The inescapable fact is that the U.S. military, on Kadena Air Base, disposed of materials in drums containing 2,4,5-T , a wartime defoliant, and TCDD, the most toxic component of the dioxin family, known to be associated with the manufacture of such herbicides.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2013
Yokota said candidate for Ospreys
Gen. Herbert Carlisle, commander of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces, indicated Monday that besides the Kadena base in Okinawa, Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo is a possible candidate site to host CV-22 Osprey transport aircraft.

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