National Nov 19, 2018

ASDF fighter jet makes emergency landing at U.S. base in Okinawa

An Air Self-Defense Force F-15 fighter jet made an emergency landing at the U.S. Air Force's Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture on Monday morning after a hydraulic system failure was detected, defense officials said. The pilot was not injured in the incident, which the ...

National May 30, 2018

U.S. F-22 fighter jets temporarily deploy to Okinawa base

The first jets in an air wing of advanced U.S. stealth F-22 fighters that is temporarily being deployed to Japan arrived Wednesday at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture, according to Japanese government sources. The four jets, which arrived at the base at around 3:10 ...

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

National 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 ...