National Oct 12, 2016

Seoul to post marines near Japan-claimed Takeshima

South Korea's Marine Corps Command plans to station a combat unit on the eastern island of Ulleung from 2018 in a bid to help deal with North Korea's military threats, the military command said in a report to parliament on Tuesday. The plan appears to ...

Abe urges McCain to budget for U.S. Marine forces shift to Guam

National Aug 21, 2013

Abe urges McCain to budget for U.S. Marine forces shift to Guam

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked U.S. Sen. John McCain on Wednesday to ensure Washington allocates budgetary funds to help cover the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps personnel to Guam from Okinawa, as agreed upon by the two countries. At a separate meeting in Tokyo, Defense ...

Nago mayor starts policy speech with antibase stand

National Mar 5, 2013

Nago mayor starts policy speech with antibase stand

The mayor of Nago, the proposed Okinawa site of an airbase to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, reiterated his resolve Monday to block the project. Susumu Inamine said this in his fiscal 2013 policy speech before the city's assembly, "I pledge to remain ...