National / Politics Apr 24, 2014

Abe Futenma plan hailed by Nakaima

by Eric Johnston

Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's announcement Thursday that he would seek U.S. President Barack Obama's cooperation in closing U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa within five years. "The fact that both leaders shared a recognition about the importance of ...

Editorials Dec 27, 2013

Progress on Futenma relocation

The Okinawa governor's go-ahead for the start of landfill work in building an alternative U.S. military facility in the northern part of the island may mark a political breakthrough for Tokyo in its security alliance with Washington, but it hardly closes the divide with ...

Japan mulls talks with U.S. on earlier relocation of Futenma air base

National Dec 21, 2013

Japan mulls talks with U.S. on earlier relocation of Futenma air base

Tokyo may propose to Washington discussions on an earlier than scheduled relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture, government sources said Saturday. The government is contemplating the move as part of efforts to win approval by Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima for ...