U.S. military chopper bursts into flames in Japan

Oct 11, 2017

U.S. military chopper bursts into flames in Japan

An American military helicopter burst into flames after landing in an empty field in Okinawa Wednesday. No injuries were reported. The U.S. Marines said the CH-53 chopper caught fire during a training flight and was forced to land in the village of Higashi, which is ...

Ishigaki Island to test electronic scooter-sharing service

Oct 2, 2017

Ishigaki Island to test electronic scooter-sharing service

Sumitomo Corp. will test a sharing service for electric scooters on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture to reduce the environmental impact from a surge in tourist numbers. The trading house will start the test by the end of next March in partnership with the Ishigaki ...

U.S. holds parachuting drill at Kadena base despite opposition

Sep 21, 2017

U.S. holds parachuting drill at Kadena base despite opposition

The U.S. military conducted a parachuting drill Thursday at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa's main island for the third time this year, despite calls from the Japanese government and local authorities to suspend it due to safety concerns. "It is regrettable. Japan urges the U.S. ...