Osprey crash-landing angers Okinawans, sparks nationwide debate

Dec 14, 2016

Osprey crash-landing angers Okinawans, sparks nationwide debate

A wave of shock, anger and anxiety spread in Japan after a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crash-landed Tuesday night off the coast of Okinawa Prefecture, in the first major accident in the country involving the tilt-rotor aircraft. The accident has reinforced a view held ...

Dec 8, 2016

Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter jet retrieved off Japan

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force rescue boat on Thursday retrieved the pilot of a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 that crashed into the Pacific off western Japan the previous day, according to the Defense Ministry. The condition of the pilot, who is set to be sent ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. to deploy F-35 fighters in western Japan next year

The central government has informed the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture that 16 F-35 fighters will be deployed at the U.S. military base in the first half of next year. It will reportedly be the first overseas deployment of the F-35. High-ranking officials from the ...

/ Jan 25, 2016

Iwakuni mayor re-elected, beating U.S. base foe

Yoshihiko Fukuda has won a third term as mayor of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, beating a challenger who opposed plans to boost operations at a U.S. military base in the area. Fukuda, 45, won after a low-key debate on the planned transfer of 59 fighter jets ...