Editorials May 18, 2013

Alleviate Okinawa's burden

Forty-one years after Okinawa reverted from U.S. administration to Japan, Okinawans are not happy about the U.S. military presence or Japan-China territorial tensions.

Editorials May 16, 2013

Mr. Hashimoto's unacceptable words

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's call for greater use of sex shops by U.S. Marines stationed in Okinawa increase suspicions about his common sense and sense of dignity.

National May 14, 2013

Chinese ships enter waters near Senkakus

Three Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered Japanese territorial waters Monday near the Senkaku Islands, the Japan Coast Guard said. In a separate incident near the area, an unidentified submarine was spotted by a P-3C Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol aircraft sailing in Japan's contiguous zone south ...

National / Politics May 10, 2013

Japan protests China's Okinawa commentary

by Reiji Yoshida

The government has lodged "a strong protest" against a commentary published by a Chinese state-run newspaper that questioned the legitimacy of Japan's ownership of Okinawa, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday. "If that is the position of the Chinese government, it's totally unacceptable for ...