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Three MV-22B tilt-rotor Ospreys fly in formation above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Sydney in June 2017. A U.S. Marine Osprey crashed on a remote island north of Australia's mainland while taking part in military exercises on Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 28, 2023
Three U.S. Marines die in Osprey crash during Australia drills
Australian personnel were not involved in the crash that occurred during Exercise Predator's Run 2023.
A pair of Ospreys take off from the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 25, 2023
Low flights of U.S. Ospreys over Japan's mainland raise safety concerns
In June last year, an Osprey aircraft crashed in the United States, leaving five dead.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2021
Metal water bottle drops from U.S. military aircraft onto Okinawa residence
The U.S. Marines explained that the 25-centimeter bottle fell from the tilt-rotor transport aircraft when it took off from the Futenma air base.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2020
GSDF and U.S. Marines start joint drills in snowy Hokkaido
The Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps held a ceremony on Sunday to mark the occasion of their joint exercises taking place in Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2019
Japan to use Osprey aircraft for overseas rescue operations, sources say
The government plans to introduce a special operations variant of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft for Self-Defense Forces to conduct dangerous and covert missions abroad.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2018
U.S. formally deploys five Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo
Five Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft were formally deployed Monday at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, despite opposition and safety worries among local residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2018
Defense chief Itsunori Onodera tries to assure Saga governor that Ospreys are safe as deployment talks resume
The prefecture is due to host 17 of the controversial military transport aircraft.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2018
Two U.S. Ospreys make emergency landings on island in southwest Japan
Two U.S. Air Force Osprey aircraft made emergency landings Monday afternoon at the airport on Amami-Oshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture, local authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2018
U.S. military announces early deployment of CV-22 Ospreys to Japan's Yokota Air Base
The U.S. military said Tuesday five CV-22 Ospreys will deploy to Yokota Air Base in Tokyo later this week, a move that comes over a year ahead of schedule.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2018
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera mum on how Saga chopper crash might affect plan to deploy Osprey at civilian airport
The GSDF chopper crash might derail the government's effort to militarize Saga Airport for a planned Japanese Osprey wing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 2, 2018
Commander of U.S. Osprey squadron in Okinawa fired after deadly August crash off Australia
The commanding officer of one of Okinawa Prefecture's two MV-22 tilt-rotor Osprey squadrons has been fired, nearly six months after a crash involving the aircraft killed three U.S. Marines.
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2017
U.S. Air Force F-35A jet makes 'precautionary landing' at Okinawa base
A U.S. Air Force F-35A fighter jet made what appeared to be an emergency landing at a base in Okinawa on Wednesday, only about a week after the U.S. military made its first-ever deployment of the stealth aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region at the base.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2017
Osprey returns to Okinawa after undergoing repairs for emergency in Oita
The U.S. Marine Corps Osprey that made an emergency landing in Oita Prefecture last month returned to its base in Okinawa on Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Sep 2, 2017
No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases
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 event, and at no point did he mention or "apologize to" the Asian victims of World War II. All prime ministers have referred in one way or another to the victims of Japanese aggression when they made the memorial speech, even Abe in his first term. But Abe has not done so in his second term. Mori thinks this omission is indicative of something larger.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 2, 2017
Pay heed to base concerns, Onodera urges U.S. Ambassador Hagerty
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera asks new U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty to pay more attention to the Japanese public's base-hosting concerns, especially regarding the MV-22 Osprey.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2017
Possible instrument malfunction blamed for U.S. Osprey making emergency landing
The emergency landing by a U.S. military Osprey aircraft on Tuesday in Oita Prefecture was the result of precautionary measures being taken against possible instrument malfunction, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Wednesday.
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2017
Osprey makes emergency landing at Oita Prefecture airport; no problems found
An Osprey aircraft made an emergency landing at an airport in Oita Prefecture on Tuesday due to possible engine trouble, a prefectural government official said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 18, 2017
U.S. Osprey joins joint drill despite opposition in Hokkaido
A U.S. MV-22 Osprey took part Friday in a joint exercise in Hokkaido between the Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 16, 2017
U.S.-Japan exercise in Hokkaido will use Osprey starting Friday despite safety concerns
The government said Tuesday that U.S. military Osprey will take part in an ongoing defense exercise in Hokkaido later this week, giving the green light to a plan that was halted following the fatal crash of one of the aircraft off Australia.

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