National / 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. Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said Wednesday that training experienced personnel for running the CV-22 enterprise has ...

National 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. The move comes less than a month after one of the tilt-rotor aircraft was forced to ditch in nearby waters, injuring only ...

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.