U.S. base asks Japanese workers to keep children home from school

National May 18, 2020

U.S. base asks Japanese workers to keep children home from school

The U.S. military base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has asked Japanese employees not to send their children to local schools in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the local board of education. Elementary and junior high schools in Iwakuni reopened ...

Osprey crash-landing angers Okinawans, sparks nationwide debate

National 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 ...

National 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 ...