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Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 14, 2016
Osprey crash-landing angers Okinawans, sparks nationwide debate
A wave of shock, anger and anxiety spread in Japan after a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crash-landed Tuesday night off the coast of Okinawa Prefecture, in the first major accident in the country involving the tilt-rotor aircraft.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 13, 2016
Government dismayed by Okinawa governor's plan to skip land return event
The central government expressed dismay Tuesday over Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga's plan to skip a ceremony next week marking the return of a large section of a U.S. military training area to Japanese control.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2016
Okinawa Defense chief lodges protest after Osprey flies over residential area
Reports say a U.S. MV-22 Osprey aircraft flew over the village of Ginoza with an object suspended below it, sparking outcry.
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2016
Osprey demonstration flight arranged near Saga airport for Nov. 8
The Defense Ministry is arranging demonstration flights by Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft near Saga airport on Nov. 8 to give the local government the opportunity to assess the proposed deployment of the aircraft at the site, a prefectural official said Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 1, 2016
Japan, U.S. to conduct Osprey drills in Guam, Tinian this month
Japan and the United States will conduct drills involving the MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft in Okinawa from mid-September on Guam and Tinian Island, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2016
U.S. to deploy new naval Osprey variant in Japan possibly from 2021
The U.S. Navy will move CMV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft to Japan to replace the older V-22 variant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 26, 2016
U.S. Ospreys getting positive PR in Japan quake relief role
The U.S. military's MV-22 Osprey aircraft has been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them were deployed to Okinawa in 2014.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
Use of Ospreys for Japan disaster relief draws mixed reaction
The unprecedented use of U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft for disaster relief operations drew a mixed response from people in quake-hit Kyushu amid concern over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft.
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2015
Pilot error blamed for fatal Osprey crash in Hawaii
The U.S. Marine Corps said pilot error was the main cause of the fatal crash of an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii last May.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 24, 2015
Marines lay fatal Oahu Osprey crash mainly to pilot error
The U.S. Marine Corps said Monday that pilot error was the main cause of the fatal crash of an MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii in May.
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2015
U.S.-Japan maintenance deal means Osprey will become familiar sight in Chiba
The U.S. Navy has chosen the Ground Self-Defense Force's Camp Kisarazu near Tokyo as the maintenance site for its MV-22 Ospreys deployed in Okinawa, the Defense Ministry said Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 8, 2015
Nighttime Osprey flights at Futenma doubled in year to March, Defense Ministry says
The number of nighttime flights by U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft at Air Station Futenma in Okinawa more than doubled in the year to the end of March from a year earlier, the Defense Ministry said.
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2015
Lawyers' group seeks nullification of Osprey deployment plan at Yokota
The president of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations urged the Japanese and U.S. governments on Wednesday to nullify the plan to deploy Osprey military aircraft to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo.
EDITORIALS
May 14, 2015
Osprey deployment a risky move
Deploying Osprey aircraft at the Yokota base in Tokyo risks alienating the area's residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2015
Residents upset by move to base Ospreys at Yokota, municipalities cite broken promises
Some residents and municipalities near the Yokota Air Base are upset the U.S. military plans to deploy Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to the facility in western Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2015
MSDF commissions its biggest helicopter carrier yet
The Maritime Self-Defense Force commissions its largest-ever helicopter carrier as officials deny that the massive vessel could be used as a conventional aircraft carrier or represents a prototype for one in the future.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2015
As islanders face off with administration over bases, a new battle for Okinawa
Okinawa Prefecture looks and feels almost like a different country. And a growing number of islanders say it should be just that.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2015
New Saga governor reconsiders Osprey deployment proposal
New Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi said Wednesday he will undertake a new review of the proposal to militarize Saga airport by letting the Ground Self-Defense Force deploy a fleet of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft there.
JAPAN
Nov 17, 2014
Saga governor willing to accept Osprey deployment
The central government's plan to station Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Saga Airport poses no problem for the local commercial airstrip, Gov. Yasushi Furukawa said Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 7, 2014
No decision yet on Tokyo deployment of Osprey aircraft: Pentagon
The U.S. Defense Department has yet to decide whether to deploy Osprey aircraft at the Yokota base in Tokyo, a Pentagon official said, following reports they could be moved there next year.

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