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Work at planned Okinawa U.S. base site to start in August

Jun 13, 2018

Work at planned Okinawa U.S. base site to start in August

The government said Tuesday it will start earth-filling work on Aug. 17 at a planned U.S. military base site in Okinawa Prefecture. The Defense Ministry's Okinawa Defense Bureau notified the prefectural government of the scheduled work in Nago in the Henoko coastal area, the relocation ...

Jun 12, 2018

Okinawa declares measles outbreak over

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Monday declared the end of a measles outbreak, after everyone who had been diagnosed with the disease was confirmed to have recovered. According to the prefecture a total of 99 people were found to be infected with measles during the ...

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 ...

State panel backs expansion of Yambaru park in Okinawa

May 28, 2018

State panel backs expansion of Yambaru park in Okinawa

A government panel on Monday called for integrating a forest area in northern Okinawa, including land returned by the U.S. military, with an adjacent national park to better conserve the environment. The panel asked the Environment Ministry incorporate some 3,700 hectares of forest area partly ...