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Visitors view a CV-22 Osprey on display during a friendship event at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in Tokyo on Saturday.
May 19, 2024
U.S. Osprey displayed in event at Yokota base in Tokyo
In November last year, a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed off the island of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture, killing all eight people on board.
The Osprey provides vertical takeoff and landing like a helicopter but is also capable of flying at high speeds over long distances when operating as a conventional plane.
Apr 3, 2024
The Japan-U.S. alliance needs the versatile Osprey
In Japan, there has been an outsized and lingering concern about the aircraft’s safety. That concern is, frankly, misplaced,
A V-22 Osprey takes off from Ground Self-Defense Force's Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2024
Japan GSDF resumes Osprey flights near Tokyo after fatal U.S. crash
The Defense Ministry aims to relocate its Osprey fleet from Kisarazu to Saga in southwestern Japan by 2025.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 flies near Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Thursday morning.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2024
U.S. military resumes Osprey flights in Japan
The resumption came after Washington last week lifted a worldwide flight ban on the aircraft following a deadly crash last year.
Ground Self-Defense Force members disembark from a V-22 Osprey aircraft during an annual live-fire exercise at East Fuji Maneuver Area, in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in May 2022.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Osprey safety concerns linger in Japan, despite U.S. reassurances
Critics have decried the lack of specifics about the cause of the deadly November crash as Tokyo and Washington tout "unprecedented" information-sharing.
A U.S. V-22 Osprey lands on the USS Mesa Verde ship during excercises in the Baltic Sea in September.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2024
U.S. lifts Osprey flight ban, eyeing aircraft's return to Japan's skies
Tokyo and Washington will closely coordinate a timeline for resuming flights of Osprey V-22 aircraft in Japan, three months after a deadly accident.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara told reporters that the U.S. formally made the request on Thursday evening.
Mar 8, 2024
U.S. asks Japan to lift ban on Osprey flights
The tilt-rotor aircraft was grounded after one of them crashed into the sea off Yakushima, Kagoshima, in November, killing all eight U.S. airmen on board.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara says Washington has promised to consult with Tokyo before it resumes Osprey flights in Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 23, 2024
U.S. promises to consult with Japan before resuming Osprey flights
Washington and Tokyo suspended flights after an Osprey crashed into the sea near Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture in late November, killing all eight on board.
U.S. military officers prepare on Dec. 1 for a search for the CV-22 Osprey that went down off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Nov. 29.
Jan 12, 2024
U.S. military ends recovery operation for Osprey crash off Japan
Most of the aircraft was recovered but the body of one of the eight airmen killed in the accident could not be retrieved.
A Ground Self-Defense Force V-22 Osprey aircraft takes part in a live-fire exercise at the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in May.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
U.S. and Japan defense chiefs call Osprey safety 'top priority'
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara asked that the U.S. military not resume Osprey flights until the aircraft's safety could be ensured.
Ground Self-Defense Force personnel take part in a military drill involving a V-22 Osprey aircraft in June 2022.
Dec 8, 2023
The Osprey crash has lessons for the U.S.-Japan alliance
The U.S. and Japan bungled the initial response to the crash of an Osprey aircraft in Japan. Both must learn to improve communication in the future.
U.S. military Ospreys and helicopters are lined up on a runway at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Dec. 1
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 7, 2023
U.S. military grounds all Osprey aircraft after Japan crash
A preliminary investigation into the crash last week indicated that problems with the aircraft — not a mistake by the crew — had led to the deaths.
U.S. military officers on boats depart the Anbo Port on Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Biden ‘heartbroken’ as U.S. confirms eight dead in Osprey crash
The crash — the first fatal accident involving an Osprey in Japan and deadliest ever since it became operational — has rekindled concern over its safety.
A Maritime Self-Defense Force ship conducts a search Monday in the waters off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, where a U.S. military CV-22 Osprey crashed last week.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 4, 2023
Remains found in search for crew of U.S. Osprey that crashed off Japan
A source said five bodies and what appears to be the main part of the aircraft were spotted near Yakushima island in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Members of the Ground Self-Defense Force search for the crashed U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey from the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 3, 2023
Fears grow that Osprey crash may put dent in Japan-U.S. alliance
Experts say the United States should respond to Japan's demand for better operations at its military bases in the Asian country.
A U.S. Marine Corps's MV-22 Osprey takes off from Amami Airport in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday to join search operations.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 3, 2023
Engine fire believed behind deadly Osprey crash off Kagoshima
The Self-Defense Forces, Japan Coast Guard and U.S. military are continuing search operations for seven missing crew members of the CV-22 Osprey.
A U.S. military Osprey at the Futenma base in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, in 2022
Dec 2, 2023
U.S. forces dispatch two Ospreys for rescue operations after fatal crash
Wednesday's crash — the first fatal accident involving the tilt-rotor aircraft — has led to "great anxiety" in one of Washington's key allies.
A CV-22 Osprey at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in Tokyo in September 2018
Dec 1, 2023
U.S. Osprey crash rekindles safety concerns in Japan
The unique aircraft has had its share of incidents, but still has a relatively safe record compared to other military aircraft.
A Japan Coast Guard ship and helicopter search the area on Thursday where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft crashed off Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture a day earlier.
Nov 30, 2023
Japan asks U.S. to suspend Osprey flights until safety is confirmed
The U.S. air station in Futenma continued its operation of Osprey aircraft after Wednesday’s incident, causing local residents to voice their concern.
A U.S. military Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft takes off from U.S. military port facilities in Naha in March.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 29, 2023
Man found dead after U.S. military Osprey crashes into sea
According to the coast guard, six people were on board the aircraft.


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