Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

May 12, 2017

Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday expressed displeasure with a recent U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and said it might have flouted a bilateral accord. Inada said U.S. parachute drop training should be "basically" conducted at an airfield on nearby Ie ...

Kadena base collision rated as 'Class A' severe mishap

Dec 22, 2016

Kadena base collision rated as 'Class A' severe mishap

A collision between a U.S. anti-submarine surveillance aircraft and a towing vehicle at a U.S. military base in Okinawa on Sunday has been classified as a severe "Class A" mishap, according to data released by the U.S. Naval Safety Center. The collision at the U.S. ...

/ 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. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera intends to visit Okinawa ...