City in Chiba Prefecture approves provisional Osprey deployment

National Dec 25, 2019

City in Chiba Prefecture approves provisional Osprey deployment

Kisarazu Mayor Yoshikuni Watanabe voiced approval Wednesday for the proposed provisional deployment of the Ground Self-Defense Force's Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft to the Chiba Prefecture city. During a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Defense Minister Taro Kono told Watanabe that his ministry will ...

No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Sep 2, 2017

No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

by Philip Brasor

On Aug. 15, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese surrender, there was a symposium in Tokyo about changing the Constitution. One of the panelists, documentarian Tatsuya Mori, pointed out that earlier that day Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had given remarks at an annual memorial ...