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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2013
Futenma foe beats like-minded LDP candidate with party baggage
Keiko Itokazu, 65, who opposes the government's plan to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma with a new airstrip in a less-populated part of Okinawa Island, won an Upper House seat Sunday by defeating Liberal Democratic Party candidate Masaaki Asato.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2013
Finds raise toxic chemical suspicions at ex-Kadena site
The Okinawa Defense Bureau and the city of Okinawa uncover seven more barrels at a former U.S. base site that may have been used to hold toxic chemicals during the Vietnam War.
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2013
Tainted soil detected at ex-U.S. land in Okinawa
More soil contamination from fossil fuel has been found on land formerly occupied by a U.S. military facility in Okinawa and there are fears the contaminants have spread via groundwater.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2013
Monetary base soars to highest ever: BOJ
Japan's monetary base jumps 23.1 percent in April to ¥149.60 trillion, setting another record high as the Bank of Japan aggressively takes on deflation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
Okinawa U.S. land return plan inked
Tokyo and Washington agree on a road map for the reversion of five U.S. military facilities in Okinawa south of the Kadena base and vow to accelerate the handover.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
Japan, U.S. to present plans on Okinawa base land handover
Japan and the United States were to reach a final agreement Friday on plans to return some of the land south of the U.S. Kadena Air Base on Okinawa now used by the U.S. military, a Japanese government source said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
U.S. land return timetable in works
Japan and the United States plan to disclose concrete plans Friday to return some of the land south of Kadena Air Base on Okinawa that's being used by the U.S. military, a Japanese government source said Thursday.
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2013
Timeline seen for Futenma land reversion
Tokyo and Washington plan to stipulate that the site of a contentious U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa be returned to Japan's control within nine years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 22, 2013
Ministry files to start work on Futenma's replacement
The Defense Ministry submits an application to Okinawa for land reclamation to build a controversial replacement for the U.S. Futenma air station.
EDITORIALS
Mar 18, 2013
Time for base wage increases
For the first time since the 2008 failure of Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis, the wage situation for Japanese workers has brightened.

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