National Aug 9, 2018

Saga governor positive on GSDF Osprey deployment

Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi showed Wednesday a positive attitude to allowing the Defense Ministry to deploy Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft to his prefecture. A study by the prefectural government found no inconsistency in the ministry's explanation of the safety of the aircraft, Yamaguchi told a ...

National Feb 10, 2018

Part from U.S. Osprey found floating off Okinawa

Part of a U.S. Osprey was found drifting near an islet in Okinawa Prefecture on Friday, police and the local Defense Ministry bureau said. The semicircular object was confirmed by the U.S. Marine Corps as part of an engine air inlet that fell off one ...

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 ...