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Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2017
Okinawa residents demand Ospreys be grounded in light of crash off Australia
Okinawa residents on Saturday demanded that all of the U.S. military's Ospreys in Japan be grounded in the wake of last week's fatal crash involving one of the tilt-rotor transports off Australia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 9, 2017
New Okinawa minister says Japan-U.S. SOFA should be 're-examined' after Osprey crash
The new minister in charge of issues related to Okinawa said Tuesday that the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) should be "re-examined" in light of the fatal crash off Australia of an Okinawa-based U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft, likely overstepping Tokyo's official line on the politically sensitive pact.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 7, 2017
Kono asks Tillerson to ensure operational safety of Ospreys after Queensland crash
Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday to ensure that the U.S. Marine Corps will safely fly its Ospreys in Japan after one of the controversial tilt-rotor transports crashed off Australia over the weekend.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2017
Tokyo asks Washington to halt Osprey flights in Japan after crash off Australia
Washington is asked to halt Osprey flights in Japan after an MV-22 taking part in exercises crashed into the ocean off Australia's east coast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2017
Japan, U.S. eye nighttime exercise using Osprey in Hokkaido
Japan and the United States are considering operating the U.S. military's Osprey aircraft at night as part of an upcoming joint exercise planned in Hokkaido, an official of the Ground Self-Defense Force said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2017
Ospreys chalk up third emergency landing since December
A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey was undamaged and no crew members were injured after the tilt-rotor aircraft made an emergency landing Saturday at Amami airport in Kagoshima Prefecture, a Japanese government source said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 8, 2017
U.S. Osprey, F/A-18 make emergency landings in Okinawa and Miyagi; no injuries reported
Two emergency landings, one involving a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey and the other a fighter jet, took place Tuesday on an island in Okinawa and in northeast Japan, the Defense Ministry's regional bureaus said Wednesday, but no injuries were reported.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 16, 2017
Personnel shortage delays CV-22 Osprey deployment to Yokota base
A shortage of skilled operations and maintenance personnel has delayed the deployment of U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft to Tokyo's Yokota Air Base, the U.S. Defense Department said.
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2017
U.S. report reveals cover-up of Osprey mishap in 2014
Details in a report recently obtained via the U.S. Freedom of Information Act suggest the U.S. Marine Corps misled the public about an incident involving an Osprey aircraft in 2014.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jan 9, 2017
Nonfatal Osprey crash in Okinawa brings safety fears to fore
The MV-22 Osprey accident last month in Okinawa rekindled concerns about the tilt-rotor aircraft, which was once known as the "widow maker" for those killed during its development.
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2017
U.S. resumes Osprey refueling drills in Okinawa
The U.S. military resumed aerial refueling drills for Osprey aircraft in Okinawa Prefecture on Friday, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said amid local protests.
JAPAN
Jan 5, 2017
U.S. to resume Osprey in-flight refueling drills Friday despite Okinawa concerns
Less than a month after the crash of an MV-22 Osprey, the Defense Ministry on Thursday gave a tacit nod to the planned resumption.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 30, 2016
U.S. tells Tokyo it may resume Okinawa Osprey aerial refueling drills next month
The U.S. forces announcement follows the ditching of an Osprey off Okinawa earlier this month.
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2016
Environmentalists call on Japan, U.S. to draft dugong impact report over Osprey crash
Conservation groups on Wednesday urged the central government and the U.S. military to assess the impact of the MV-22 Osprey crash off Okinawa Prefecture earlier this month in waters where the endangered dugongs live.
EDITORIALS
Dec 21, 2016
Henoko dispute simmers on
The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the national government over construction of a new facility for the U.S. military in Okinawa Prefecture to replace the U.S. Marine's Air Station Futenma will not end its bitter confrontation with the prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2016
U.S. return of Okinawa training area faces harsh criticism from local residents
U.S. Forces Japan announces the return of more than half the Northern Training Area amid the growing anger of local residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2016
U.S. resumes Osprey operations in Okinawa despite lingering concerns after accident
The U.S. military fully resumes Osprey operations in Okinawa, spurring a sharp local reaction less than a week after one of the tilt-rotor transport aircraft made a crash-landing off the prefecture's coast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2016
U.S. aims to resume Osprey flights in Okinawa
In a move certain to anger local Okinawans, the U.S. military told the government it wants to fly a MV-22 Osprey from Iejima Island to the base at Futenma.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2016
Environmentalists worry Osprey ditching off Okinawa may affect dugong habitat
Environmentalists voiced concern Wednesday after a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft ditched the previous day off Okinawa in waters inhabited by the endangered dugong.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 14, 2016
Okinawa Osprey crash not due to mechanical error: top U.S. officials
Tuesday's crash involving a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft off Okinawa was most likely not the result of mechanical error, the top commander of the U.S. military in Japan told Defense Minister Tomomi Inada in a phone call on Wednesday, according to government officials.

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